Digital mobile fluoroscopy system launched in UK
16 February 2006
Xograph Imaging Systems, the UK’s leading independent radiology equipment
supplier, has announced the launch of the Ziehm Vision FD mobile digital
C-arm fluoroscopy system to the UK hospital marketplace. It is the first
fully digital C-arm currently available.
It is built to the same high standard, compact dimensions and mobile
design as the other systems in the Ziehm Imaging range of mobile C-arms but
features distortion free images from a digital flat panel detector.
The integrated a-Si flat panel detector is insensitive to magnetic
fields, which makes it possible to work close to MRI sites or places where
other strong magnetic fields are present such as radiotherapy units.
The system offers surgeons an unmatched dynamic range perfect for soft
tissue and skeleton imaging in the same picture. This is particularly useful
in interventional radiography, vascular, neuro, trauma and specialised
orthopaedic surgery. The combination of fully-digital images in advanced
applications such as in neurosurgery with navigation systems or Computer
Aided Surgery (CAS) opens new horizons and possibilities with higher
accuracy and image quality.
The Ziehm Vision FD was showcased in late 2005 at RSNA in Chicago and has
already received its first international order. University Hospital in
Leiden (LUMC) in Netherlands has ordered one unit that will be used for
different interventional radiology procedures.
Neil Staff, Technical Director at Xograph Imaging Systems states, “The
new Ziehm Vision FD is an exciting evolution for mobile C-arm imaging in the
UK. Not only can the system be used in magnetic field affected environments
traditionally incompatible with mobile image intensifiers, but the digital
features offer higher accuracy and superior image quality aiding advanced
clinical applications such as neurosurgery.”
The compact design and small footprint of the system provides outstanding
mobility and can be easily manoeuvred by staff into position at the
It features a touch screen user interface on the monitor cart and mobile
C-arm to guide clinical staff logically and effortlessly through each
imaging procedure. The system is fully compatible with digital network
integration including wireless LAN connectivity to HIS/RIS/PACS.