Ziehm Imaging Flat-panel Technology Goes From Strength to Strength - Over 270 Mobile C-arms Delivered With Flat-panel Detectors in Five Years

By Ziehm Imaging, PRNE
Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mobile C-arms Combine Versatility and Efficiency With Optimal Image Quality

NUREMBERG, Germany, November 26, 2010 - Ziehm Imaging is further consolidating its position as the leading
provider of mobile C-arms equipped with flat-panel technology. With C-arm
sales totaling 118 thus far for 2010, the company's revenue is up almost
one-third on last year. Ziehm Imaging mobile C-arm highlights include
outstanding image quality, large C-arm openings and high-resolution x-rays
with over 16,000 shades of gray.

In 2005, Ziehm Imaging was the first company to launch C-arms with
flat-panel detectors. The Nuremberg company invests around fifteen percent of
revenue in research and development and has been a pioneer in the fields of
fully digital mobile C-arms with flat-panel technology for many years now.
Today, the company is a global player, with exports accounting for 60 percent
of revenue. Around 80 percent of the company's products have been launched
within the past three years. Furthermore, Germany's Federal Armed Forces is
equipping its operating centers in field hospitals, hospitals and on navy
warships worldwide with Ziehm Imaging products and recently placed a major
order worth tens of millions of Euros.

"With over 270 digital C-arm installations worldwide, it is clear that
mobile flat-panel technology has established itself in the clinical
environment," explains Martin Herzmann, Director Global Marketing at Ziehm
Imaging. "We have sold over 118 of our high-end C-arms between January and
October of this year alone, underscoring once again our position as
innovation and market leader," continues Herzmann.

Flat-panel C-arms can produce images with over 16,000 shades of gray -
four times higher than conventional image intensifiers. The images are also
in a square format, which significantly extends the visible area and enables
x-rays from Ziehm Imaging to deliver up to 60 percent more information. The
flat-panel detector is compact and saves space, giving the C-arm an
unparalleled opening of almost 90 centimeters. This makes it easier for
surgeons to work with the fluoroscopic equipment during surgical procedures.
It also provides greater access to patients, which helps raise clinical
success rates. By simplifying patient positioning, the larger opening also
makes life easier for OR staff.

The intraoperative use of mobile flat-panel technology has taken cardiac
and vascular surgery in particular to new heights and raised the bar for
quality in clinical environments. Operations that previously relied on
stationary systems can now be carried out with mobile flat-panel technology.
This reduces installation costs for hospitals and clinics, also combining the
mobility benefits of C-arm technology with maximum image quality.

    Media contact:
    Ziehm Imaging
    Martin Herzmann
    Director Global Marketing
    Fax: +49-911-2172-390
    Phone: +49-911-2172-0

Media contact: Ziehm Imaging, Martin Herzmann, Director Global Marketing, Martin.Herzmann at ziehm-eu.com, Fax: +49-911-2172-390, Phone: +49-911-2172-0

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