C-Arm compatible stretchers are a great alternative to larger and less mobile c-arm compatible tables. C-arm stretchers give the most room possible for C-arm access for diagnostic and surgical procedures. These C-arm stretchers also are easy to move in and out of procedure rooms and recovery areas since they are designed to be mobile like a regular stretcher. A wide range of procedures can be performed on these stretchers, including: Endoscopy, pain management, and other surgical procedures.
Two of the more popular C-arm stretchers sold today are manufactured by Stryker and Hausted.
Stryker 1080 Fluoroscopy Stretcher
The Stryker 1080 fluoroscopy stretcher has a longer patient surface (84”) than a normal procedural or transport stretcher to give a longer patient surface for maximum imaging access. It also features height adjustment, trendelenburg/reverse trendelenburg and dual pneumatic assisted backrests (fowler) at either end for increased flexibility in patient positioning. The Stryker 1080 boasts a 500 lbs weight capacity and end-mounted foot controls.
This stretcher has a dual pedestal base and foot actuated hydraulics for hands free operation. Fold down side rails collapse against the top of the stretcher so they do not interfere during procedures or patient transfer.
Hausted Fluoro-Track Stretcher
The Hausted Fluoro-Track is a fluoroscopy stretcher manufactured by Hausted. This C-arm stretcher looks more like a conventional stretcher than the Stryker 1080, yet still provides access for fluoroscopy procedures.
The Hausted Fluoro-Track features a sliding top which can be maneuvered (sliding) to increase the imaging access where the clinician needs it. The patient surface can slide 6” towards the head of the stretcher and 12” towards the foot end. This C-arm stretcher also has height adjustment, pneumatic backrest (fowler) and trendelenburg/reverse trendelenburg.
The dual pedestal base provides a stable, solid foundation for the patient. Hands-Free, foot pedal operation of the hydraulic functions are located at the sides and end of the stretcher. Collapsible side rails are also standard equipment.
Refurbished Fluoroscopy Stretchers
If you do not have the budget for new stretchers and need to consider a refurbished stretcher or stretchers, always make sure you buy from a reputable and knowledgeable dealer with the ability to refurbish your stretcher properly so you can get maximum value out of your purchase.