Someone Left the Biodex C-Arm Table in the Rain...Closed System Design Holds up Recently in the Most Harshest of Environments

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Because of extensive field research and design, a Biodex C-Arm Table survives the elements and becomes a company legend. Biodex serves the medical imaging market with tables and accessories to meet a broad range of needs. The Biodex C-Arm Table is used with imaging procedures from urologic and cardiovascular to pain management and ion implantation. The closed system design, developed by Biodex, helps protect the workings of the table in the most severe environments, including the outdoors.

Biodex Medical Systems, Inc., Shirley, New York, puts years of research and field development behind every product sold. The imaging tables’ line is no exception and comes to market with medical peer review from leading experts in the field. This valuable input can be found in the workings of every table, using research and design to make patient care, imaging and throughput better. “The best source of information we can gather can only come from the field. Our greatest supporters and critics will tell us what needs to be done to make our C-Arm tables perform and exceed expectations,” stated Rich Schubert, Radiology Sales, Biodex Medical Systems.

Those testing the C-Arm table come from all corners of the industry; from clinical sonographers to the foremost medical centers, Biodex tables are used in over 85 countries world wide. Biodex often partners with these facilities to test new products before going to market or to obtain feedback on how to improve an existing product. Recently, one of our C-Arm tables, sent out for trial testing, got lost and was later found on a shipping dock. While the events surrounding its misplacement remain fuzzy, one thing is for sure…record rainfall took place, the box the C-Arm was packaged in, all but disappeared and the table was over a thousand miles from returning home to Shirley. “The table was sent, as is, back to the Biodex facility where it was immediately assessed. Everyone in the warehouse, in quality assurance, that day feared the worst. The designers, however, were not at all surprised that it was in perfect working condition, despite days spent in torrential rains outside, followed by an unprotected journey, by truck, back to New York,” explained Schubert.

How could a medical instrument, designed to have some of the most delicate procedures performed on it, with hundreds of moving parts, survive, undamaged? “The C-Arm table is designed to have a lower profile base, a proprietary control top designed in-house as well as a memory base system. There are some very good features found on this table that we really thought would be ruined after enduring this type of treatment, we were wrong.” The Biodex C-Arm table is a closed-system, with all the electrical parts enclosed in bellows, so under normal circumstances it is designed to keep out dust and dirt, extending its life cycle, making it one of the best values on the market. “Our closed-system design lets nothing in; apparently, not even water!”

Biodex serves the medical imaging market with an offering of tables and accessories to accommodate a broad range of needs and budgets. The C-Arm tables are used for a variety of imaging needs from urologic and cardiovascular procedures to pain management and ion implantation. Offering quick, safe control each table comes with a main control panel with a backlit liquid crystal display, push button release for the free-float feature, hand-held and foot controllers, contour design top and a joystick control for motorized X-Y positioning. Each and every table can be enhanced through custom design with a host of accessories to choose from.

The story has a happy ending; the table was professionally cleaned and deemed fit for service and is in perfect working order, today. Biodex offers two full years of extended warranty on all its tables from date of purchase. No other manufacturer provides such an extensive protection plan to keep your investment working.

The results speak for themselves as the Biodex C-Arm Table is considered the best performing table for functionality, ergonomics and price.


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