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Properties And Requirements Made Of An Operating Table

There are a number of basic functions that every Operating table  must fulfill in order to meet the requirements made of it. For example, the height of an Operating table must be adjustable. This is the only way a surgeon can adapt it to their height and thus work ergonomically. In addition it must be possible to tilt the table to the left and to the right to ensure a better overview into body cavities or to use gravity to move organs (e.g. laparoscopy). In addition, the individual Operating table segments must also be adjustable. This is the only way to ensure the necessary anatomical bends of the body and enable extremities to be positioned suitable for operating. A further property of the Operating table top is radiolucency. The radiolucent surface should be as large as possible to ensure the largest possible image without disruption. The padding of the table is also important, this must be both soft and radiolucent. Soft because it must distribute the pressure optimally otherwise the patient may suffer pressure ulcers which staff may be liable for.


An operating table system for computer tomography assisted operations on patients, including an operating table with a subframe and a patient support surface means releasably connected with the subframe , characterized in that, the patient support surface means has a frame connected with the subframe and has an x-ray permeable patient support plate longitudinally slidably guided in the frame , that a support frame intended for the reception of the support plate in a computer tomography system is connected with a coupling station coupable with the support plate for the transfer of the support plate from the subframe of the operating table to the support frame nd vice versa, that the subframe is shiftable on a guide track extending to the coupling station , that the subframe has at least two support columns carrying the frame , which support columns are movable relative to one another on the guide track , and that the frame  has two longitudinal beams on which there are first guide tracks for the support plate and second guide tracks for two cross beams each connected with a respective one of the support columns.