Technology | Mobile C-Arms | August 17, 2016

GE Healthcare Debuts New OEC Elite MiniView Mobile C-arm

Ergonomically designed for fluid maneuverability, the system is easy to use and allows surgeons to visualize finer details during surgical imaging

GE Healthcare, OEC Elite MiniView mini C-arm

August 17, 2016 — GE Healthcare announced the release of the OEC Elite MiniView C-arm, a new imaging system designed to change the mini C-arm experience for surgeons. This product is available for patient use in the United States with 510(k) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, European countries with CE marking, and Japan with clearance from the Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare.

The features of this new mini C-arm focus on enhancing the user experience by minimizing positioning struggles and increasing imaging confidence to help remove frustrations and distractions in the operating room. It is designed for limb extremity surgeries suitable for ambulatory surgical centers, sports facilities, physician offices, and hospital emergency and operating rooms.

With fluidity, balance and smooth movements, the OEC Elite MiniView C-arm enables surgeons to maneuver the system single-handedly with speed and ease. Less physical force is needed to position the C-arm around patient anatomy and when maneuvering in and out of the surgical field. This mini C-arm provides natural balance that resists drift and stays in position with features including a carbon-fiber arm that is 30 percent lighter than prior models and an orbital rotational access point design that leverages gravity for more fluid movement.

To further enhance surgical procedure efficiency, GE Healthcare introduces SmartLock, a new feature on the OEC Elite MiniView C-arm. With this exclusive feature, users will no longer need to reach and manually turn multiple levers and dials to secure the C-arm position. Instead, with the simple and convenient touch of one button, SmartLock automatically locks the C-arm in place to reduce drift concerns.

“When I can move the mini C-arm into place without a struggle and without the distraction of drift, it’s easier to maintain focus on my patient,” commented Sean Rockett, M.D., an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon from Boston, MA.

Of the 206 bones in the body, more than half are in the hands and feet. Visualizing fine bony detail such as hairline fractures and trabecular patterns matters for surgeons. The OEC Elite MiniView C-arm is designed to enable greater clinical imaging confidence by providing the largest displayed image size and highest displayed resolution flat panels, according to the company. The system comes with dual 19-inch monitors, enabling surgeons to view both primary and reference images in full-size simultaneously without straining to see.

For more information: www.gehealthcare.com

Related Content

Philips Introduces Technology Maximizer Program for Imaging Equipment Upgrades
Technology | Imaging | January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018 — Philips recently announced the launch of Technology Maximizer, a cross-modality program designed t
Videos | RSNA 2017 | December 20, 2017
ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies on the
Philips Azurion Platform Improves Clinical Workflow and Staff Experience Benefits
News | Angiography | December 04, 2017
Philips recently announced the results of a comprehensive, independent, two-year study demonstrating the clinical...
Philips Azurion Image-Guided Therapy Platform Improves Clinical Workflow for Interventional Procedures
News | Angiography | November 15, 2017
Philips announced the results of a comprehensive, independent, two-year study demonstrating the clinical workflow...
Siemens Healthineers Introduces Share360 Tailored Service Portfolio
News | Imaging | November 10, 2017
November 10, 2017 — To address the specific needs of...
GE Healthcare and Medis Collaborate to Expand Availability of Quantitative Flow Ratio Software
News | Angiography | November 10, 2017
GE Healthcare and Dutch-based cardiovascular imaging software provider Medis announced at the 2017 Transcatheter...
UnityPoint Health Installs Infinix-i 4-D CT System for Interventional Procedures
News | Interventional Radiology | November 08, 2017
November 8, 2017 — Physicians at UnityPoint Health Methodist, Peoria, Ill., are now offering fast, safe and accurate
Ziehm Imaging Named Mobile Interventional X-ray Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan
News | Mobile C-Arms | November 02, 2017
November 2, 2017 — Based on its recent analysis of the mobile interventional X-ray solutions market, Frost & Sull
Ziehm Vision FD Earns Best New Product of the Year at Stevie Awards
News | Mobile C-Arms | October 26, 2017
October 26, 2017 — Ziehm Vision FD has been recognized with the Silver Stevie Award as "Best new product of the year"
Toshiba Highlights Interventional Imaging at RSNA 2017
News | Interventional Radiology | September 27, 2017
Toshiba Medical announced it will highlight several of its latest vascular and interventional imaging solutions at the...
Overlay Init