With the evolution of “hybrid OR” techniques which combine open surgery with endovascular procedures, imaging technology is making its way into the surgical suite. While ultrasound and portable C-arms have long been used in surgery, this report will explore the current and future utilization of fixed c-arms, CT scanners and MR scanners in surgical environments.
What you will learn:
- In the surgical environment, how many units and brands of equipment are installed for?
-Fixed C-arms-Portable/mobile C-arms-CT scanners-MR scanners
- What is the current and planed use of fixed C-arms in hybrid ORs?
-Which specialties use the equipment?-How many patients were treated?-What types of procedures were performed?-What are the benefits of the hybrid OR?
- Who is involved?
-Which department manages the budget for imaging equipment?-Who is on the decision making team?-Who manages the staff that operates the imaging equipment?-How many FTE techs are employed per fixed C-arm