RSNA 2015: Twin robotic x-ray with 3D for radiography, angiography and fluoroscopy

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The multi-modality Multitom Rax (Robotic Advanced X-ray) is reportedly the worlds’ first twin robotic X-ray system that allows the acquisition of 3D natural weight-bearing images, enabled by 3D-capable post-processing software. The universal diagnostic imaging solution can be used for conventional 2D radiography, fluoroscopy and angiography all in one room across a variety of examinations, including orthopedic, cross table lateral spine, peripheral, barium, and 3D bone scans. Featuring an open design, a height-adjustable table and two independent, ceiling-mounted robotic arms for the X-ray tube head and the flat-panel detector, the Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray system provides the ability for nearly unlimited positioning anywhere in the room. The robotic system can achieve up to 1,000 positions yet consistently aligns the tube and detector perpendicular. Both robotic arms can be moved into position automatically or manually with servo motor support to make fine adjustments. While one robotic arm moves the X-ray tube, the other arm carries the 17” x 17” flat panel detector, which can acquire static, dynamic, and 3D sequences. The operator is always in control of the system’s movement and able to position both robotic arms precisely and safely around the patient.

In other X-ray news, the company also launched three new models of its Cios family of C-arms, the Cios Fusion, Cios Connect and Cios Select, all pending 510(k) clearance. The Cios Fusion C-arm provides two detector sizes—30 x 30 cm and 20 x 20 cm—and a touchscreen that can be positioned at the operating table to control the C-arm from within the sterile work area. Cios Connect is a lightweight C-arm that weighs 547 lbs. and provides a broad area of applications to the medium market segment. The entry-level Cios Select C-arm offers color coding that facilitates communication between surgeon and staff and uses the image processing algorithm IDEAL (Intelligent Dose Efficiency Algorithm) to provide continuous contrast and brightness adjustments as well as automatic dose-performance adjustment.

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RSNA 2015: Twin robotic x-ray with 3D for radiography, angiography and fluoroscopy.  Appl Radiol. 

By Staff News Brief| December 03, 2015
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