New Spine Technology Comes to Memorial for Improved Patient Safety and Accuracy

O-ArmThe O-Arm is an imaging device that captures 3-D images of the spine. When used alone, the O-Arm can detect misplaced implants and can immediately correct this before the patient wakes up from anesthesia and therefore avoid an additional operation.

The O-Arm is most valuable when utilized together with spine navigation technology. Images acquired with the O-Arm guide implant placement in real time and are accurate within 1 millimeter. This combination not only detects misplaced implants, but also helps eliminate misplaced implants altogether. The end result is improved accuracy of spine implant placement, patient safety and improved patient outcomes.

The O-Arm at Memorial is 1 of 500 in the United States, and the only one in Eastern Washington

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