How to Use the Philips BV 300 Mobile C-Arm Fluoroscopy System
The Philips BV 300 is a multi-application mobile X-ray imaging system that can be used for various diagnostic and interventional procedures. It has a high-resolution CCD camera, outstanding image quality with low X-ray dosage, crisp, clear images and superior penetration power. It also has optional features such as vascular application, pulsed fluoroscopy and DICOM connectivity.
This article will provide a brief overview of the main components and functions of the Philips BV 300 system, as well as some basic instructions on how to operate it safely and effectively.
Main Components of the Philips BV 300 System
The Philips BV 300 system consists of three main components: the C-arm, the workstation and the monitor cart.
The C-arm is the part that contains the X-ray tube, the image intensifier and the CCD camera. It can be rotated and positioned around the patient to obtain different views of the anatomy. The C-arm also has a control panel that allows the operator to adjust various parameters such as kVp, mA, collimation, image reversal and magnification.
The workstation is the part that contains the computer, the keyboard, the mouse and the printer. It is used to control the image acquisition, processing and storage functions of the system. The workstation also has a touch screen that displays the system status, settings and menus.
The monitor cart is the part that contains two 17-inch monitors that display the live and stored images from the system. The monitor cart also has an ambient room light sensor and a multi-LED X-ray \"ON\" indicator.
Basic Operation of the Philips BV 300 System
The following are some basic steps on how to operate the Philips BV 300 system for a typical procedure:
Turn on the power switch on the back of the workstation and wait for the system to initialize.
Connect the C-arm to an AC power outlet using the power cord.
Adjust the height and position of the C-arm using the foot pedals or the hand switch.
Select the desired specialty package from the touch screen menu on the workstation. The specialty package determines the default settings and options for different types of procedures.
If available, use the Modality Worklist function to retrieve patient information from a DICOM server. Alternatively, enter patient information manually using the keyboard or a barcode scanner.
Place the patient on the table and position them according to the procedure requirements.
Adjust the C-arm angle and distance to obtain a suitable image of the anatomy of interest. Use collimation to reduce radiation exposure and improve image quality.
Select fluoroscopy mode or radiography mode from the control panel on the C-arm. Fluoroscopy mode allows continuous or pulsed X-ray exposure for real-time imaging. Radiography mode allows single-shot X-ray exposure for static imaging.
Press the exposure button on the foot pedal or hand switch to activate X-ray emission. The image will be displayed on both monitors. Adjust kVp, mA, gain and other parameters as needed to optimize image quality.
If needed, use image processing functions such as zoom, pan, rotate, invert, edge enhancement and noise reduction to enhance image visibility.
If needed, use image storage functions such as freeze, save, delete, print and send to store images locally or remotely.
When finished with imaging, press the exposure button again to deactivate X-ray emission. Turn off fluoroscopy mode or radiography mode from the control panel on the C-arm.
Move away or remove any objects that may interfere with moving or storing the C-arm.
Lower and fold down the C-arm using the foot pedals or hand switch. Disconnect it from AC power outlet using power cord.
Turn off power switch on back of workstation. Wait for system to shut down properly.
Safety Precautions for Using Philips BV 300 System
The following are some safety precautions for using Philips BV 300 system:
Read and follow all instructions in operator manual before using system.
Wear appropriate personal protective equipment such as lead apron, gloves and goggles when operating system. aa16f39245