March 5, 2009
On March 5, the surgical team at St. Joseph Hospital received a new $215,000 C Arm, which is a portable fluoroscopy unit. The C arm creates a “live time” x-ray image for doctors to visualize the actual area in which they are operating on. This intra-operative imaging equipment promises to overcome conventional limitations by providing the surgeon with image updates during the procedure. Sister Benadicta offered the blessing of the new imaging machine. The C arm was funded by the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.