Whale Imaging has announced FDA 510(k) clearance of the G-Arm B6 Duo. The B6 Duo is the next generation of the G-Arm with improvements including axial tilt and greater table access.

“We’re thrilled to be launching this sooner than our original intended date,” says Laurence Heron, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Whale. “We feel that getting the B6 Duo into our customer’s [operating room] will really revolutionize surgical imaging for orthopedic, spine, and neuro surgeons as well as pain practitioners.”

The Whale Imaging team’s mission was to help the user improve accuracy while reducing time, infection, and radiation. Engineers at Whale made the B6 Duo compatible with all surgical tables, and added new features including axial tilt. Whale’s ability to fire two x-ray beams asynchronously provides the customer with bi-lateral video and images, giving the user a more comprehensive picture than a traditional C-arm.

Further, the G-Arm utilizes X-Beam technology, as well as iC-Clear algorithms to provide the best image possible, using the smallest dose of radiation.

“Within a few years, we expect the B6 Duo to be a common fixture in orthopedics and spine departments across the United States,” says Phil Posa, vice president of Whale Imaging’s G-Arm division. After all, he asserts, “It has many advantages over C-arms for various procedures.”

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