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C-Arm X-Ray Machine 

  This year's tournament will raise funds for the second C-arm xray machine for St. Francis Hospital.

  The C-Arm, or Flouroscope, used in medical settings is a highly complex piece of equipment using X-rays to produce “live” image feed, typically displayed on a computer monitor. The system produces an image that enables the physician to easily see the structure of the object being viewed, i.e. placement of a needle or screw.

At St. Francis, anesthesiologists, general surgeons and orthopedic surgeons all use the C-Arm on a regular basis. Anesthesiologists utilize the equipment as part of their pain clinic injections. General surgeons use the C-Arm to help guide portacath placements as well as gall bladder and other procedures. The orthopedic surgeons take advantage of the technology to assure alignment of bones and hardware.

The current C-Arm is utilized at least four days per week and a second unit is needed to meet the demand. In order to continue to provide safe, effective and convenient services, we hope you’ll participate in this year’s Tobin Benefit Golf Classic and support the funding of the new C-Arm for St. Francis Imaging Services.

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