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Modern Options for Upgrading Your Surgical C-arms

by Cassling on Nov 15, 2017

The perfect storm of aging equipment and limited budgets has left many hospitals and surgery centers feeling helpless when it comes to making necessary upgrades to their surgical C-arms. For starters, it can be difficult to gain buy-in for expensive technology investments at a time when many departmental and organizational budgets are shrinking. Plus, standardizing an entire fleet of C-arms—especially considering various system models and service agreements—is no simple task.

The good news is that there are options to help even the most cost-conscious facilities upgrade their equipment. Depending on your circumstances, renting a C-arm or upgrading an entire fleet of C-arms may be the ‘out-of-the box’ solution your organization needs. 

Of course, imaging and surgery professionals must also consider the clinical and operational aspects of an upgrade. Within surgical C-arms, the industry is on the brink of a systemic shift away from traditional image intensifiers to flat panel detector technology. 

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Founded in 1984, Cassling is an Advanced Partner with Siemens Healthineers. As a family-owned company, we're dedicated to strengthening healthcare in local communities.

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