One look at the compact BV Libra and you’ll immediately see what a big difference this lightweight fluoroscopy system can make in your fast-paced surgery procedures. You can steer it into the tightest spots – in a flash. Position it right where it is needed with hardly any effort. And easily see what you need with its powerful, high quality fluoroscopic images. All that requiring significantly less radiation.
More for your money
Sound expensive? It isn’t. In fact, the BV Libra has the best price/performance value of any system in its segment. With the most advanced features and highest uptime. Which probably explains why Philips is the most popular choice for surgery and has sold more mobile C-arms – over 0,000 to date – than any other brand in the world.
More enjoyable for everyone
People enjoy using the BV Libra more, too, thanks to what we call our “humanware” design. Smooth, form fitting handles and a shapely, but sturdy base, are just a few of the BV Libra’s extras that make the system
easier to use. Our elegantly curved user interface clearly displays what you need to see.
This lightweight system comes with a 9” image intensifier and is made to go anywhere you need it – surgery, intensive care, outpatient care, and emergency. And to handle all your routine procedures:
• Orthopedic surgery
• Abdominal surgery
• Neurosurgical procedures
• Thoracic surgery
• Vascular procedures
Move it and position it – in the most crowded areas
Get the BV Libra where you need it in a flash. The system’s precision steering and tight turning circle helps you carefully weave through the most crowded corridor and turn in the tightest space. Once in place, its compact, lightweight design makes it easy to position and work around.
Operate it – without thinking twice
Everyone can easily operate the BV Libra – without having to keep checking the manual. The controls are laid out in a logical fashion. With a minimum of functions and menus, so you can easily get the right image. And the flat display panels make it easier to clean between exams, too.
• Philips real pulsed fluoro mode cuts dose in half.
• Our automatic movement detection eliminates motion blurring for viewing dynamic studies.
• You get more consistent images with Philips’ unique BodySmart software. It finds, tracks, and precisely defines the field of view to anatomy – no matter where it is on the image intensifier. So you quickly get the best image, time after time.
• Automatic Shutter Positioning automatically collimates with just one push of a button – improving IQ
Crisper, clearer images
The 9” triple-mode image intensifier can handle all your routine procedures including vascular functionality (subtraction and remasking). Both feature Philips’ optimized imaging chain that includes our Charge Coupled Device (CCD) technology and patented anamorphic lens. Meaning you get superior resolution and an outstanding level of coverage and detail visualization for all your applications.
More imaging power
Philips highly efficient X-ray componentry gives you the power to go the distance in longer studies without overheating. Thanks to our exceptional heat management capabilities. The result is fewer delays and longer performance, exam after exam. Plus, our advanced automatic high penetration mode gives you full contrast for the steepest projections, like lateral hip exams.
Tailored to your viewing needs
The BV Libra’s mobile view station is equipped with Philips flat screen LCD monitors on a fixed suspension. These flat screen LCD monitors can be mounted on a flexible arm, allowing them to be placed in the most optimum viewing position.
Less direct and scatter radiation
Our real pulsed fluoroscopy mode also cuts the dose of normal fluoroscopy in half, while providing excellent quality images. Philips unique beam filters reduce the patient skin dose by 0% over conventional
filters. Philips lead shutters can be rotated and moved independently of each other to provide real protection against direct radiation and reduce scatter radiation. And with the Automatic Shutter Positioning you can position the shutters according to the region of interest, with just one push of a button.
Less dose usage
Several options lower your overall dose usage during procedures. The laser aiming device projects a laser cross on the patient that corresponds to the center of the X-ray beam, letting you position the C-arm without applying radiation. And you can adjust shutters and image orientation while on Last Image Hold (LIH) without applying radiation.
Another important way Philips can help protect your patients from dose is by helping clinicians become better informed about actual dose levels during exams. Philips mobile C-arms provide real-time feedback on the actual dose usage and the effects of collimation and field of view on dose.
So you can quickly take appropriate measures to adjust the amount of dose. We also provide a quantitative dose report after exams for recordkeeping.