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Manager's Guide to Orthopedic Surgery - August 2014

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3 6 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 T he newest C-arms provide a level of flexibility, preci- sion, clarity and service previously unseen in out- patient orthopedics. There are plenty of options on the market. Bells and whistles are nice, but what you need is good imaging, reliability, and machines that are easy and safe to use. As the radiology systems administrator of a large orthopedic practice, I'm tapped into what you should look for in C-arms. Here are a few things at the top of my list. 1. Imaging capabilities The digital revolution has reached the world of fluoroscopy. For those who can afford it, direct digital radiology can display high-definition "moving X-rays" on flat-panel detectors. That's a great thing to have when you're dealing with very I N T R A O P I M A G I N G Recent advances provide greater flexibility, precision and clarity. John Alexander, RT (R), (CT), CPC Charlotte, N.C. MORE AND LESS Newer C-arms provide better images while producing less radiation. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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