O-Arm Technology 
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 

Only Intra-Operative O-Arm™ Imaging System in Florida Benefits Surgery Patients

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Surgery patients at Delray Medical Center now have the advantage of some of the newest operating room technology in the state of Florida.

The hospital is the first in Florida to have the Interoperative O-Arm™ Imaging System. The new technology offers Delray Medical Center surgeons real-time, 3-D images, as well as multi-plane, 2-D and fluoroscopic imaging.

“The O-Arm provides our surgeons with a view of the patient’s anatomy in the operative position and enables them to monitor the status of the surgery, verify implant placement and surgical changes with a 3-D image without the patient ever leaving the surgical suite,” said hospital CEO Robert Krieger.

The O-Arm was designed to be used in standard operating rooms. Its electromechanical features enable the O-arm to be re-positioned easily between imaging shots, giving the surgeon easy patient access. The expected benefit of using these high-quality images during surgery is that patients undergoing procedures may experience less invasive surgeries, faster recovery times, a decreased risk for return to surgery and improved outcomes. The hospital will be using this technology for spine, neurosurgery, orthopedic and ENT procedures.

Delray Medical Center, a 493-bed acute care hospital located at 5352 Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach, has been serving the health care needs of south and central Palm Beach County for more than 20 years. A state-designated Level II Trauma Center for adults and children, Delray Medical Center offers a broad array of specialized services, ranging from acute care to rehabilitation, and psychiatric services to outpatient care.

According to HealthGrades, Delray Medical Center is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2007, recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for five consecutive years (2003-2007), and the Cardiac Care Excellence Award for three consecutive years (2005, 2006, 2007).