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 (46 cm) 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” (46 cm)- (6″ (15 cm) towards the head and 12″ (30 cm) towards the foot) 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.

Operational Benefits

  • 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

Economic Benefits

  • 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

Standard Features

  • Stainless Steel 6-Leg, 3-Position Retracto® Rails with Top Caps that Eliminate Patient Transfer Gap
  • Dual Side Foot Pedal Hydraulic Controls for Height Adjustment 23.5” (60 cm)– 36” (91 cm), Trendelenburg: 0° – 15°
  • Pneumatic Assist Backrest Adjusts 0° – 80°
  • Brake and Steering Activation from All 4 Corners
  • 8” (20 cm) 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” (64 cm) x 76” (193 cm)
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs. (227 kg)

Included Mattress

  • 3” (8 cm) Radiolucent Comfort Mattress, Navy

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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Description & Standard/Available Accessories Product Number
The Fluoro-Track  493RPCST Stretcher is designed for use with C- Arms for fluoroscopy-guided procedures. Its unique design with a proprietary translating top enables a broader range of imaging capacity without repositioning the patient. Features
  • 500 lb (227 kg) Weight Capacity*
  • Full length, radiolucent top translates to either end
  • 18 in (43 cm) Sliding Top enables a broader range of imaging capacity without repositioning the patient
  • Hourglass base design with trimmed sides creates an excellent window for C-arm access from both sides
  • 23 in (53 cm) C-arm Clearance
  • Increased maneuverability with dual column base support
  • Stainless Steel 6-Leg, 3-Position Retracto Rails with Built-In Push-Steer Handles
  • Dual Side/ Foot-End Foot Controls for easy height adjustment and Trendelenburg positioning
  • 3 in (8 cm) Radiolucent Mattress Pad, Navy
Standard Accessories
  • 3 Stage Permanently Mounted IV Pole
  • Built-In Oxygen Tank Holder (Base)
  • Safety Strap
Optional Accessories
  • Armboard w/ 1 in (2.5 cm) Pad and Surgical Rail Adapter – H07633400
  • Lateral X-Ray Cassette Holder – H00005400
  • Telescoping IV Pole – H000018
  • Vertical Oxygen Tank Holder – H12845000

Standard Accessories

Optional Accessories