Ziehm Imaging Presents Hybrid Edition Mobile C-arm

By Ziehm Imaging, PRNE
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lower-Cost Imaging Option for Hybrid ORs

NUREMBERG, Germany, March 3, 2011 - Ziehm Imaging has launched a new generation of the Ziehm Vision RFD
mobile C-arm. Offering outstanding imaging and a liquid cooling system which
allows it to be used over an almost unlimited period of time, the new version
is an attractive choice for hybrid ORs. Thanks to its mobility and
significantly lower investment costs, the Ziehm Vision RFD hybrid edition is
a reliable alternative to fixed installations in hybrid ORs, especially for
hospitals with space and budgetary constraints.

High-quality imaging for interventional surgery

Complex procedures in cardiovascular surgery or cardiology can only be
carried out in conjunction with reliable, high-resolution intraoperative
imaging. The hybrid edition features innovative flat-panel technology and
delivers distortion-free images with over 16,000 shades of gray and a
resolution of 1.5k x 1.5k pixels. The detector is not affected by magnetic
fields so it also produces distortion-free, detail-rich images when close to
MR scanners. The square display format creates a significantly larger visible
area with up to 60 percent more information per X-ray than conventional image

Reliable performance

The high-power hybrid edition from Ziehm Imaging is tailored exactly to
hybrid OR requirements. The compact, 20 kW monoblock generator with a
rotating anode guarantees a variable pulse width between 4 and 50 ms for
crystal-clear images. With up to 25 images per second, the hybrid edition
also produces high-quality X-rays of moving objects such as a beating heart.
Its active liquid cooling system (Advanced Active Cooling) keeps the
operating temperature steady, preventing the generator from overheating and
disrupting imaging. The injector interface synchronizes injection of contrast
media with the imaging process. The Remote Vision Center features an operator
panel and touchscreen directly at the OR table so the entire C-arm can be
controlled from a sterile environment. Other highlights include an interface
to ceiling or wall-mounted displays.

New vascular surgery workflow

This next-generation C-arm also comes with the new software
SmartVascular, which enables surgeons to create a digital subtraction
angiography at any time without having to use the touchscreen. It automates
all process steps from DSA to roadmapping, allowing vascular procedures to be
planned with minimum amounts of contrast media and shorter fluoroscopy times.

The hybrid edition smoothes the transition from conventional to minimally
invasive surgery. It increases reliability by enabling surgeons to check
progress during procedures, which in turn reduces the risk of follow-up
operations and speeds patient recovery. In 2011, Ziehm Imaging's mobile
C-arms were recognized by market analysts Frost & Sullivan as an integral
part of interventional radiology in hybrid ORs.

Ziehm Imaging is showcasing its hybrid edition from March 4 through March
7, 2011
, at ECR in Vienna (stand 318, expo C).

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

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

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