C-Arm Refurbishing Process

Quest Imaging Solutions C-Arm Refurbishment Process:

First upon arrival

  1. Upon arrival Quest will have all systems externally cleaned and disinfected.
  2. The process next is to fully assess each piece of equipment.
  3. The engineer will create a detailed report, with all findings.
  4. After the initial assessment has been completed, findings are handeled in 2 ways.
  5. The findings will be repaired immediately
  6. If the the engineer decides the repair should be made when taken apart, a detailed report will be produced. This report is then going to follow the unit durring the entire process untill it is repaired.

Dismantling, Getting Ready for Paint

  1. An engineer will start to dismantle the system.
  2. Any equipment with additional findings or possible problems will be noted and/or repaired.
  3. We will then start to complete internal disinfection and cleaning of the unit. Special attention will be provided to the X-ray tube and collimator area where the majority of contamination is located.
  4. An engineer starts to take subassemblies apart. Additional disinfection will happen. Having completed this step, units will go onto the next staging area.
  5. We will completely remove Any old labels, tape, adhesive, etc.
  6. The engineer will move all dismantled units and components to the paint line.

Painting

  1. All parts to be painted will receive a thuoro sanding.
  2. After going over the exterior of the system the dents will be fixed or filled.
  3. Scratches are sanded out or filled to prepare for paint.
  4. Next, the engineer applies a primer coat.
  5. Using, high-quality polyurethane paint, the system is started to be painted.
  6. We will apply two coats.
  7. After the 24-hour curing time, completed units and components are moved to their reassembly areas.

Moving Components Checked and Adjusted

  1. The equipment’s vertical column rollers and the drive chain are thoroughly checked and lubricated.
  2. The “C” of the C-arm shall be taken off. All the rollers and orbital movement brake pads will be assessed and replaced as necessary.
  3. We will have the flip-flop bearings adjusted and lubricated.
  4. Horizontal slide bearings, rollers, and stops are checked and replaced as necessary.
  5. Robot cable that travels through column and horizontal slide is checked for wear and proper
    sliding.
  6. All wheels and casters are checked, cleaned, and replaced as necessary.
  7. C-Arms with rear-wheel steering are adjusted and aligned. The steering shaft coupler is
    checked for stripped screws. The screws are replaced as necessary.
  8. The Footswitch pedals needing adjustment, are adjusted. If we find a cable to be cut or non functioning, it is replaced. The connector and pins are replaced as necessary.

Reassembly

  1. At this stage, the replacement of a CRT or upgraded monitor assembly happens.
  2. Reassembly is taking place and finished up.

Conclusion

  1. The system has a final inspection making sure they meet all manufacturer’s specifications.
  2. We will have a PM completed upon passing all inspections.