Fluoroscopic examination in the neonatal intensive care unit using an inverted C-arm

Pediatr Radiol. 1998 Nov;28(11):887-9. doi: 10.1007/s002470050489.


Fluoroscopic studies can be performed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) using a portable C-arm. The C-arm is inverted so that the infant lays directly on the image intensifier. In all our cases, the images obtained were of good enough quality to allow for prompt diagnosis and management of the patient's condition. Furthermore, measured entrance doses were lower using the inverted C-arm than they were using conventional fluoroscopy.

MeSH terms

  • Fluoroscopy / instrumentation*
  • Fluoroscopy / methods
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intensive Care, Neonatal*
  • Phantoms, Imaging
  • Radiation Dosage