O-arm Imaging System

The Bon Secours St. Francis Neuro-Spine Center is proud to be the first facility in South Carolina and one of a select few in the world to offer neuro-spine surgery with the O-arm® Imaging System, a complete multi-dimensional surgical imaging system.

The O-arm® Imaging System provides detailed, multidimensional images and is optimized for use in spine, orthopaedic and trauma-related surgeries.

During back or spine surgery, precision is everything. O-arm® technology allows the surgeon to view clear, real-time images of your body during surgery. These images allow the surgeon to see precisely where to place instruments and to make the best decisions during your surgery.

O-arm imaging system

Better outcomes

The O-arm® Imaging System is an imaging technology that gives surgeons "a better way to see" during surgery. It allows the surgeon to make fewer and smaller incisions, precisely navigate delicate areas like the spinal cord, confidently place screws and align joints, and minimize pain and recovery time. In addition, the O-arm® System provides a live image of anatomy during surgery.

How it Works

The O-arm® forms a ring around your body. The ring then rotates to take 2-D fluoroscopy (real time moving x-rays) and 3-D images around the body. The O-arm® also has a navigational component, like a GPS, that allows your surgeon to track instruments in relation to your anatomy, monitor the anatomy itself and quantify soft tissue balancing. This type of navigation is vital when working in areas such as the brain and spinal cord where accurate instrument placement is critical.

Surgery with the O-arm® Imaging System enables your surgeon to:

  • Navigate more precisely through delicate anatomy at exactly the right angle
  • Use smaller and fewer incisions
  • Preserve healthy tissue
  • Minimize complications, pain, recovery time and the need for repeat procedures

The O-arm® Team

A highly trained team of neurosurgeons use the O-arm® Imaging System during spine surgeries. Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital is the only facility in South Carolina offering this revolutionary new treatment.

Byron Bailey, MD
Brian Cuddy, MD
George Khoury, MD
John Steichen, MD
Morgan Stuart, MD

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