Review of Urology and Cysto Table Brands and Models

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Urology table comparisons
One of the biggest hurdles we all face with any major purchase is the comparison of product A to product B.

It’s a time consuming task where attention to detail and understanding how they translate into benefits for you is not always easy.

We’ve seen this time and time again with urology tables. Most people just don’t have the time to articulate the full scope of differences between urology table brands and models.

Our goal with this article is to provide you with an overview and review of urology and cysto table brands and models.

Please keep in mind that this is not a comparison, but rather a highlighting of what each offers.

Important: At the end of this article, you can download an excel document that shows a side-by-side comparison of technical specifications.

Biodex Urology Tables

Biodex  is one of the leading brands for urology and cysto tables, which is backed by market share and technical specifications.

Their C-Arm tables come one of two ways:

  1. Standard contoured design, or
  2. Rectangular design

Depending on your needs, you can choose the contoured top to allow for ample workspace for anesthesiologists and the narrowness required for cervical procedures or the rectangular tabletop, which offers additional space to allow for superior image quality for long-leg runoff studies.

Urology C-Arm Table 800

Biodex 800
Ideal for image-guided procedures, the narrow, cantilevered Fiberesin™ tabletop accommodates portable or ceiling suspended C-Arms.

Features & Benefits:

  • No cross members in radiolucent area allowing full fluoroscopic visualization and unobstructed C-Arm positioning
    • Radiolucent area 54″ x 17.5″
    • Powered f height, X-Y, lateral roll and Trendelenburg
    • Return to level
    • The hand-held and foot-operated controllers can be positioned anywhere on the table, allowing for quick positioning access
    • Proportional speed control of movements
    • Fowler back adjusts up to 80°
    • Lightweight, non-imaging patient transfer extension and a radiolucent extension included
    • AC and battery power

Make sure to download the Comparison Spec Sheet at the end of this article.

Brachytherapy C-Arm Table 810

Biodex 810
Specifically designed for seed implantation procedures, the Brachytherapy C-Arm Table’s radiolucent extension makes brachytherapy treatment involving the upper body and general C-Arm applications easier and more efficient.

Cantilevered, narrow Fiberesin™ tabletop accommodates portable or ceiling suspended C-Arms.

Features & Benefits:

  • No cross members in radiolucent area allowing full fluoroscopic visualization and unobstructed C-Arm positioning
    • Radiolucent area 54″ x 17.5″
    • Powered f height, X-Y, lateral roll and Trendelenburg
    • Return to level
    • The hand-held and foot-operated controllers can be positioned anywhere on the table, allowing for quick positioning access
    • Fowler back adjusts up to 80°
    • Lightweight, non-imaging patient transfer extension and a radiolucent extension included
    • AC and battery power

3D Imaging C-Arm Table 820

Biodex 820
Equipped for use with 3D C-Arm for seed implantation, urology, thoracic/vascular and other general C-Arm applications, the 820 provides an exceptional platform for pelvic Brachytherapy and 3D Urology procedures.

The narrow tabletop is low-attenuation carbon fiber is cantilevered to accommodate portable 3D C-Arms.

  • Radiolucent area, total length 51.5″
  • 3D imaging of breast and thorax
  • Powered f height, X-Y, lateral roll and Trendelenburg
  • Return to level
  • The hand-held and foot-operated controllers can be positioned anywhere on the table, allowing for quick positioning access
  • Proportional speed control of movements
  • Fowler back adjusts up to 80°
  • Lightweight, non-imaging patient transfer extension and a radiolucent extension included
  • AC and battery power

Imaging Diagnostics Urology Tables

Imaging Diagnostics has several imaging tables to choose from, but they have specifically two urology/GYN tables, which are the Aspect 100US and the Aspect 100UC PLUS.

Aspect 100US

Aspect100US
The more economical of the two tables, the Aspect 100US’s design is geared towards hysterosalpingograms procedures.

This is a single motion table, with height adjustment being the only articulation.

Features & Benefits:

  • Carbon fiber tabletop with low x-ray attenuation
  • 22” W x 32” (56 x 81 cm) unobstructed imaging area
  • Locking swivel casters
  • Low X-Ray attenuation tabletop pad, foot switch control, and patient restraint straps come included
  • Standard US table side-rail: compatible with many lithotomy leg holders and clamps

Aspect 100UC PLUS

Aspect100UCPLUS
The Aspect 100UC PLUS is billed as “The market leading mobile table for Urology”. Please note that there is no further explanation on the website.

While urology is the main procedure for this tables design, it can also be used as a multi-purpose table.

Features & Benefits:

  • Carbon fiber tabletop with low X-Ray attenuation
  • 2” memory foam tabletop pad and tabletop extension pad
  • 25” W x 20” L imaging area
  • 24” W x 34” L imaging table extension
  • Built-in footswitch storage tray
  • Removable radiographic cassette tray from either side
  • Metal-free perineal end of tabletop for unobstructed fluoroscopy  access to edge of table
  • Locking swivel casters and transportation handles
  • Standard US table side-rail: compatible with many lithotomy leg holders and clamps
  • Also comes included with:
    • Hand control pendant & footswitch control
    • Removable drain bag support hoop
    • Disposable drain bag and hose accessory box of 20
    • Removable radiation shield flap for perineal end of table
    • 2 Patient restraint straps
    • Armboard, rail mounted, with pad and strap
    • 50 Disposable covers for footswitch

Oakworks Medical

According to its website, Oakworks Medical takes enormous pride in ‘green’ manufacturing.

On its tables, Oakworks Medical claims to have “the strongest and most robust lifting column on the market, in addition to a highest weight capacity of 500 lbs and largest height range of 18”.

*Please note that there is no information publically available to further explain the strongest lift column.

CFUR301

CFUR301
The CFUR301 urology table is the more economical of the urology tables offered by Oakworks Medical.

Features & Benefits:

  • 53” Carbon Fiber Top
  • Metal free imaging space with patient transfer extension
  • Comes included with:
    • 1” Radiolucent Comfort Foam™ tabletop pad
    • 4” Locking casters
    • Hand control
    • Digital angle gauge
    • 2 Patient safety straps
    • Industry standard full length T-rails on each side
    • Urology bag hoop (bag not included)

*Please note that there tabletop dimensions and imaging dimensions are not clearly defined in product brochure or website. Also, there is a discrepancy with the minimum height between the website and brochure.

CFUR401

CFUR401
The main difference between the CFUR401 and the CFUR301 is that the CFUR401 has lateral slide.

Benefits & Features:

  • 53” Carbon Fiber Top
  • Metal free imaging space with patient transfer extension
  • Comes included with:
    • 1” Radiolucent Comfort Foam™ tabletop pad
    • 4” Locking casters
    • Hand control
    • Digital angle gauge
    • 2 Patient safety straps
    • Industry standard full length T-rails on each side
    • Urology bag hoop (bag not included)

*Please note that there tabletop dimensions and imaging dimensions are not clearly defined in product brochure or website. Also, there is a discrepancy with the minimum height between the website and brochure.

CFLU401 Lithotripsy-Urology

CFUR401 Litho-Uro
The CFLU401 is a dual-purpose table, which can be used for lithotripsy and urology.

There are a few differences between this table and the CFUR301 and CFUR401, such as castor size and height adjustment.

  • 53” Carbon Fiber Top
  • Metal free imaging space with patient transfer extension
  • Comes included with:
    • 1” Radiolucent Comfort Foam™ tabletop pad
    • 5” Locking casters
    • Hand control
    • Digital angle gauge
    • 2 Patient safety straps
    • Industry standard full length T-rails on each side
    • Urology bag hoop (bag not included)

*Please note that there tabletop dimensions and imaging dimensions are not clearly defined in product brochure or website. Also, there is a discrepancy with the minimum height between the website and brochure.

Skytron General Surgery Tables with Urology Accessories

The Skytron 3602 Ultraslide and 3502 EZ Slide are the tables most likely used for urology procedures, even though other tables can accessorize for urology procedures.
Skytron 3602
Accessories include:

  • Bracket set
  • Head end uro tray brackets
  • 3 Drain tray options (Type A or B)
  • KUB board table extension

Steris General Surgery Tables with Urology Accessories

The Steris models 3085, 4085 and 5085 are all urological compatible.
Steris 4085
Accessories include:

  • Bariatric fluid collection system
  • 9” radiolucent urology extension
  • Compatible with 4085, 5085, 5085 SRT
  • Uro x-ray top without pad
  • Compatible with 3080, 3085
  • Drain pan
  • Compatible with 3080, 3085
  • Fluid collection system
  • Patient transfer board with 2” pad
  • Compatible with 3080, 3085, IA Extender, 9” extension
  • Perineal cutout filler piece
  • Compatible with 3080 SP, 3080 R, 3085, later CMAX tables, 4085, 5085, 5085 SRT
  • Transfer board

Maquet General Surgery Tables with Urology Accessories

Maquet has a vast range of table accessories. As noted in the article, “The Pros and Cons of the Most Popular General Surgery Tables in Canada”, one of the pros is that Maquet’s accessories are almost like an art. Consequently, it’s also noted that Maquet’s modular accessory system can be complex for simple operations, such as urological.
Maquet Alphamaxx
Accessories include:

  • Trolley
  • Compatible with TUR rinsing set
  • TUR rinsing set
  • Compatible with extension plates 1130.55B0 and trolley
  • Catheter holder
  • Compatible with 1180.16 (attaches to siderail)
  • Extension plates
  • Several options, each with own compatibility requirements
  • Urology seat plate
  • Compatible with 1180.10
  • Seat plate extension
  • Compatible with 1150.19/30, 1131, 1132.21/22, 1133, 1433, 1118
  • Transfer boards

Stryker General Surgery Tables with Urology Accessories

Stryker has three tables that can be outfitted with urological table accessories, which are the D860, D830 and D770.
Stryker table
Accessories include:

  • Elbow support for surgeons
  • Mounts onto siderails
  • Attachment strap for drainage bags
  • Instrument surface
  • Mounts onto siderails
  • Kidney support
  • Leg transfer board (adjustable or non-adjustable)
  • Sling style leg transfer
  • TUR module

Bringing It All Together

Regardless of features, benefits and technical specifications, all of these tables will perform urology procedures.

The differences in how well they perform are in the comfort level for both patient and surgeon, accessibility, efficiency and effectiveness.

Patient comfort will come from the type of mattress and the thickness, in addition to have a tabletop that is wide and long enough to accommodate them.

Additionally, the ranges of articulation will play an important role in positioning the patient properly and conforming to the surgeon’s preferences.

Some tables allow better accessibility to the patient and for imaging equipment. The table’s base dictates imaging capabilities and feet placement.

Efficiency and effectiveness are somewhat tied together in that they can affect one another.

An efficient table will have faster positioning capabilities, for example, while an effective table may have more positioning articulations from which to choose.

Keep these things in mind when looking into buying a urology table.

There’s a lot of noise and blank statements out there, such as “our table is the leader in urology tables!”

Make sure there’s proof to back those statements up.

Hopefully, this article will help you in your journey to buying the best urology table for you.

Additional Resources

What can we do for you?

Great question!

Meditek supplies new Biodex urology tables and urology accessories for multiple brands, in addition to remanufactured urology tables of all brands and models.

We are always more than happy to answer your questions, such as how much a urology table costs, and assist you in getting what you need.

Give us a call at 1.800.567.8400, or download our urology table comparison below.

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