Cath Labs come in a variety of configurations depending on preference and the intended procedures performed. For example, some labs require specific imaging quality & software technology while others more straight forward. Further, individual preference may demand a floor mounted system versus one that is mounted on the ceiling. See the various configurations & technology available to determine what suits your needs best.
C Arm & Table vs Full Cath Lab
C Arm and a table is a simple & most economical way to set up an interventional cath lab. However, a C Arm & table configuration will generally lack some features & functionality
Mobile vs Stationary Cath Labs
Mobile interventional cath labs are useful in certain scenarios where the installation of a full cath lab is prohibitive. Mobile Cath Labs have are generally less expensive but do not have some of the enhanced features and functionality of a stationary cath lab.
Floor vs Ceiling Mounted Labs
Floor versus ceiling mounted cath labs generally comes down to preference and model specificity. There are substantial structural & architectural considerations between a cath lab resting on the floor versus mounted from the ceiling.
Hemodynamic Monitoring technology is generally considered necessary in most interventional cath labs. However, it may not be needed for all types of procedures. Hemodynamic Monitoring offers substantial information that is required for most interventional procedures.
Imagining is a very significant component when identifying the right configuration with an interventional cath lab. Imaging equipment can can be a confusing aspect as there are so many types of imaging technologies with a variety of features that may be needed for certain procedures.
Injection systems are another component of an interventional cath lab configuration. Injection systems can be rather simple while others offer great depth in functionality. Injection systems are required for most interventional cath labs.
Despite all of the evidence and complications from radiation exposure, the radiation shields remain the most under valued part of an interventional lab. Rather than standard lead, CathLabs.net offer superior radiation protection with Zero Gravity Radiation Shields.