Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla, has acquired a new O-arm Multidimensional Imaging System. The system is being used at Wolfson Children’s Hospital for children with severe scoliosis who need surgery to place implants in the backbone to keep the spine stable and aligned.

The O-arm system combines the radiographic technology of a CT scan and virtual navigation. The C-arm shoots a one-dimensional picture. However, the newer O-arm Imaging System spins around the patients like a CT scan, providing complete multi-dimensional, intra-operative surgical imaging, including real-time, 3D images, as well as multi-plane, 2D and fluoroscopic imaging. Using these images, Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s pediatric orthopaedic surgeons can view the patient anatomy in the operative position, monitor the status of the surgery, and verify the surgical changes with a 3D image prior to the patient leaving the surgical suite.