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RETRACTABLE C-ARM HANDLE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250595D
Publication Date: 2017-Aug-07
Document File: 4 page(s) / 316K

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Abstract

A retractable c-arm of the x-ray scanner is disclosed. The c-arm comprises a retractable handle with a release button near the image detector. The retractable handle is similar to the handle of the luggage suitcase. The retractable handle is collapsible and stays out of the way of the c-arm handle, thereby giving full accessibility to the surgeon.

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RETRACTABLE C-ARM HANDLE

BACKGROUND

 

The present disclosure relates generally to X-ray imaging and more particularly to a retractable c-arm handle of the X-ray machine.

In radiography, the X-ray scanner can be positioned in anterior-posterior (AP) and underscan position or lateral position, as depicted in figure 1.

Figure 1

As depicted in figure 2, the surgeon typically stands on the opposite side of the table from the c-arm of the x-ray scanning machine.

Figure 2

At times surgeons prefer to reposition the c-arm of x-ray machine according to them to gain a precise view.  However, acquiring such position gets difficult as the C-arm of the x-ray machine goes into the underscan position, as depicted in figure 3. Thereby, the handle of the c-arm reaches to a distant position and becomes difficult for surgeon to grab the handle.

Figure 3

Hence, a technician is needed to help the surgeon in repositioning the c-arm of the x-ray machine, as depicted in figure 4.

Figure 4

Therefore, the need for an assistant adds to the expenses and makes the procedure time consuming.

It would be desirable to have an efficient modification that provides retraction of c-arm of x-ray scanner.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

Figure 1 depicts the anterior-posterior (AP) and underscan position or lateral position of the C-arm of x-ray scanner.

Figure 2 depicts the surgeon standing on the opposite side of the table from the c-arm of the x-ray scanning machine.

Figure 3 depicts the poor accessibility to C-arm of the x-ray machine as scanner goes into the underscan position.

Figure 4 depicts the need for technician to...