Siemens Healthineers has released the ceiling-mounted Multix Impact C, which joins the established floor-mounted Multix Impact. The company says Multix Impact C introduces unique, high end features to this family at a more economical price.
“Its design makes it easy to use due to a highly integrated interaction of software and hardware; data from an integrated camera is used by the AI-based user-assisting software myExam Companion to automatically collimate the region of interest for long leg and full spine imaging,” states Siemens. Previously, this process had to be performed manually; however, myExam Companion does this automatically, reducing examination time for the radiographer and potentially radiation dose for the patient. The automatically collimated area can be adjusted if necessary. The image from the same camera also shows a live view of the patient, eliminating unnecessary retakes as the radiographer can check that the patient has not moved just before image acquisition.
Siemens Healthineers GB&I x-ray products business manager Jo Barry said: “Multix Impact C with myExam Companion automation of the x-ray tube enables radiographers of any experience level to consistently obtain high quality images. Along with the highly intuitive user interface, these features allow training to be simpler and more streamlined. This is especially important for hospitals that provide many daily routine examinations and have problems attracting experienced staff. Hospitals that are already using a product in the Multix Impact family can expect less retraining effort because the system’s controls, interfaces and detectors are the same.”
Picture: Siemens Healthineers completes its Multix Impact platform with the ceiling-mounted Multix Impact C.
Published on page 6 of the February 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.