Horizon® Fluoro-Track 493 Series Fluoroscopy Stretcher
Mobile stretcher designed for use with fluoroscopy machines (C-arms). Full length, radiolucent tops translate to either end providing excellent patient access. The hourglass shaped, trimmed base accommodates a wide range of C-arms. Offers the security of a treatment table with the mobility of a stretcher. Sliding top allows for eighteen inches of range of motion to accommodate most procedures.
- Reduces the need for cumbersome tables with poor mobility.
- This unit offers the security of a treatment table for procedures, and the mobility of a stretcher for transport in one unit.
- The hourglass base design with trimmed sides creates an excellent window for C-arm access from both sides. Also provides improved patient load ratio for easier transport.
- The easy-to-operate 18” sliding top enables shorter procedure time due to not having to move the patient or the C-arm to complete the procedure.
- Added features include a wider surface area and higher rails than traditional fluoroscopic tables.
- The hourglass-shaped base with trimmed sides creates an excellent window for the C-arm
- The dual column base is easy to maneuver and provides superior stability for the patient
- The easy-to-operate sliding top enables a broader range of imaging capability without having to move the patient
- Improved case turnaround and streamlined patient handling because pre-indication, treatment, and recovery can be performed on the same stretcher
- Reduced potential for staff injury from patient transfer
Patient Outcome and Safety Benefits
- Risk management and patient safety needs are addressed with a wider surface and higher rails than traditional fluoroscopy tables
- Improved quality of care and reduced risk of patient injury by eliminating multiple patient transfers
- Stainless Steel 6-Leg, 3-Position Retracto® Rails with Built-In Push-Steer Handles and Top Caps that Eliminate
- Patient Transfer Gap
- Dual Side Foot Pedal Hydraulic Controls for Height Adjustment 23.5” – 36”, Trendelenburgs: 0° – 15°
- Pneumatic Assist Backrest Adjusts 0° – 80°
- Brake and Steering Activation from All 4 Corners
- 8” Tente® Casters
- Powder Coated Steel Patient Surface
- Seamless Thermoformed Base Cover with Storage and Built-In Oxygen Tank Holder
- Full Perimeter Non-Marring Bumper System
- Full Length Radiolucent Top Meets BRH Requirements
- Translating Top with 18” Movement – 12” Towards Foot and 6” Towards Head – for Patient Positioning during
- Fluoroscopic Procedures
- Patient Surface: Nominal 25.25” x 76”
- Weight Capacity: 500 lbs.
- Radiolucent Comfort Mattress: 3” Thick / Latex Free Cover
Portable C-Arm Machines for Fluoroscopic Procedures
Fluoroscopy is one of the few modalities that provide live imaging of the patient. In addition to real-time diagnosis, it is useful for positioning of the patient and performing interventional procedures.
|Basic Components of a Fluoroscopic Imaging Chain|
|Optical Coupling||The optical coupling system distributes light from the image intensifier output window to a video camera and other image recording devices.|
|Image Intensifier||The image intensifier converts incident x rays into a minified visible light image and, in the process, amplifies the image brightness by about 10,000 times for better visibility to the viewer.|
|Grid||Anti-scatter grids are used to improve image contrast by reducing the scattered x rays that reach the image receptor.|
|Patient Table and Pad||Patient tables for fluoroscopic systems must provide adequate strength to support large patients and, at the same time, result in minimal x-ray attenuation. Patient support pads should also be made of a material that provides minimal x-ray attenuation. Thin foam pads are generally acceptable, but thick gel pads have been found to result in excessive attenuation.|
|Filters||Filtration material is added to attenuate low-energy x rays from the beam|
|Collimator||The collimator contains multiple sets of radiopaque shutter blades that define the shape of the x-ray beam.|
|X-ray||Tube The x-ray tube converts electrical energy provided by the generator into an x-ray beam.|
|X-ray Generator||The x-ray generator allows selection of kilovolt peak (kVp) and tube current (mA)|
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