Siemens introduces Modularis VarioStar lithotripsy system
29 August 2006
Malvern, Pa., USA. Siemens Medical Solutions has
launched the Modularis VarioStar*, an innovative lithotripsy systems for
urology. Based on the Modularis platform, the VarioStar is designed to offer
the highest flexibility in patient positioning and treatment, and to provide
new ergonomic features for clinicians.
Developed to offer flexibility for a broad range of urological procedures,
the Modularis VarioStar therapy is designed with a head that can be moved
into undertable and overtable positions, and also to provide a high degree
of angulation freedom for conventional and case-specific stone treatment.
A rotating therapy head was included in this design plan to allow ureter
stones to be disintegrated as the patient lies in a comfortable supine
position. Treatment efficiency of Modularis VarioStar is intended with its
shockwave system Cplus.
The Modularis VarioStar was developed to be combined with the majority of
Siemens' mobile C-arms and to be controlled by a central hand control,
including motorized stone localization. Since Siemens' Arcadis C-arms
feature the unique software platform syngo, all network functions are
designed on the system, including LithoReport for patient data management.
Its universal coupling bridge was developed to allow the system to be
compatible with other manufacturers' C-arms as well.
The Modularis platform offers different configurations for a full range of
urological applications to meet individual requirements and budgets. When
configuring Modularis, medical facilities will be able to choose from two
lithotripsy modules: Modularis VarioStar, with flexible therapy positions,
and LITHOSTAR Modularis Vario, economical version for undertable treatments.
* Modularis VarioStar requires 510(k) review, and is not yet commercially
available in the U.S.