A c-arm table is a design that prevents stagnation. At times, a practitioner needs to be moving and the positioning has to be free, this is the point when you need a special c-arm table. It is a table top of carbon fiber. The design can be contoured or rectangular. It is made to support movable or fixed c-arms. There are plenty of options to choose from.
Multiple positions keep the patient and the c-arm targeted. Latitudinal movements support the right or left movements. Longitudinal movements are also made and can be fixed. Locking casters are fixed in these tables for controlling the manual movements.
What is an adjustable Table?
Every patient is different and so is the treatment. With the help of adjustable tables the patient can be positioned the way practitioner wants. Some tables have only one single movement- upwards and downwards. Some tables can be moved in multiple directions. The movements can be controlled either with the help of foot or through the hands. Used c-arms at pacific Health USA are the best examples to witness the varied forms.
Each manufacturer provides different degrees to which the table can be moved. The movements can be of the following types to support the treatment procedure:-
1- Height adjustments (single move) - As the name suggests it only modifies the height. This means that the table can be moved either up or down.
2- Lateral tilts (two-moves) - This is a movement that can be made from side-to-side and is better than the first one.
3- Trendelenburg tilts (3-moves) - This table can move in three different directions. The bents or the move this type of table has is totally dependent on the manufacturer. It is differently made by each and every maker.
4- Longitudinal (4 moves) - This table has four moves to offer. It moves the table of c-arm from top head till the foot via the central column. In this case also, different maker provides different angles of bending.
5- Lateral tilting (5moves) - This type of table can be moved in 5-different directions. It is the most flexible table as compared to the mentioned tables, for a practitioner to use, to perform better process of treatment.
What are the pros of using vascular/float top tables for c-arm?
The differences between a vascular and a regular table are the following:
1- The former has got a free table that is easily manageable, others are not
2- It supports a movement that needs to be made diagonally, others cannot support it.
3- These tables can move into any direction and then be locked for better working, others cannot.
4- These are best for cardiovascular experts because patient is flexible to be moved into any direction.
5- They are very expensive tables to be bought but worth it.
Since you have read about the variety and usability of different forms of c-arm tables, it’s time to freeze on the option that best suits for you. If you are in doubt and having difficulty in making a decision, it is better to call an expert to help you.