The EggNest is available for general purchase in the United States and many countries in Europe. Please contact or call +1 612-916-6616 for information or to arrange for a representative to help you.

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In general, the EggNest reduces scatter radiation by about 90% (0.5mm lead equivalent).

Like any system, the EggNest is most effective when it is used properly. The upper Flip shields need to be flipped into position. The Clear shield needs to be placed properly in front of the operator.

The EggNest replaces the patient mattress on the x-ray table. The EggNest should easily fit table widths less than 55 cm (at chest level), which includes nearly all tables.

Yes, all the shields lift off the EggNest, except for the internal shielding within the carbon fiber shell.

At present, the EggNest provides effective shielding for procedures where a single plane C-arm is used. The lower flex shields can be partially or completely removed to facilitate biplane imaging systems, but the level of staff protection will be less.

Yes, radial access procedures can be performed using the EggNest. Most standard arm positioning systems fit the EggNest arm boards (see below for the StarBoard system). The arm boards can swing out 90°. The arm board supports and the arm boards themselves are made from radiolucent carbon fiber to allow imaging of the arm and shoulder. The entire arm can be imaged when the arm is abducted to about 30° or less.

Yes, peripheral imaging is possible. A modified design with augmented protection for peripheral procedures with standard patient positioning is available.

If the patient position on the table is reversed (feet at the top of the table), excellent imaging and protection can be achieved with the standard version of the EggNest.

The EggNest is not yet optimized for neuro-intervention. Stay tuned! We have a development project in process to modify the EggNest for optimal use during neuro-intervention.

Use of the EggNest requires minimal training. To load the patient on to the table, the Flip shields need to be in the down position (which allows smooth patient transfer from a bed or gurney). When the patient is positioned on the EggNest table, the Flip shields are flipped up. The patient is then draped in a standard fashion, with the drape extending over the Flip shields.

To unload the patient, the Flip shields are placed in the down position after the drape is removed. The patient is then transferred off the table.

The EggNest is intended to work with standard personnel protective equipment such as “lead” aprons, glasses, and other wearable items. The EggNest is not intended to replace a “lead” apron shield. It does, however, markedly increase the efficacy of the “lead” apron and also markedly reduce scatter radiation to uncovered parts of the body, such as the calf, foot, arm, neck and head.