Siemens launches low cost X-ray unit at Medica
17 November 2005
Siemens Medical Solutions showcased a new X-ray unit at Medica in
Düsseldorf this week. The new unit gives high quality diagnostics for
practices with limited budgets. Known as Multix Swing, the system is aimed
at medical practices headed by radiologists, surgeons and orthopaedists.
Multix Swing is a compact, cost-effective X-ray unit with a broad range
of diagnostic applications. The system is suitable for all routine exposures
– in the recumbent, sitting or standing position – as well as all orthopedic
questions, skeletal and thoracic as well as trauma and accident diagnostics.
The new system meets the frequently less than optimal space
availabilities of private practices with a special solution: the generator
is integrated into the table and does not require its own space. This
integration also facilitates the unit’s installation: it usually does not
take more than two to three days from system delivery to the first actual
For the price of a medium class car, the physician obtains an X-ray
system that is cost-effective in its upkeep and multi-facetted in its
application. A floating tabletop, a reciprocating grid as well as a dose
measurement chamber are part of the delivery volume. The catapult Bucky is
mechanically driven in the area of the table. This allows for easy
examination of overweight patients as well. As an option, the Bucky wall
stand Vertix Swing can be added to the system.