Siemens' Axiom Aristos VX Plus allows easier entry into digital
28 November 2006
Siemens has introduced an X-ray system equipped with a
flat detector, the Axiom Aristos VX Plus, that facilitates entry into fully
digital radiography. The system meets nearly all clinical requirements and
amortizes within a short period of time.
As compared to other systems
working with film or memory foil, fully digital X-ray systems as the Axiom
Aristos VX Plus drastically reduces the number of work steps. The workflow
in the hospital or private practice is greatly optimized, resulting in
higher patient throughput.
|It is possible to
x-ray the patient with the Axiom Aristos VX Plus in lying, standing
and sitting position. At the same time pictures of every part of the
body can be produced.
The basic variation consists of a ceiling-mounted X-ray tube and a
floor-mounted stand with a swiveling flat detector. Optionally, the user has
a choice of two movable patient tables. Patients can be transported on the
table into the examination room and moved across the detector. Subsequently,
the X-ray tube is positioned and followed by radiation release. Whether the
patient is standing, lying down or sitting in a wheelchair, whether
exposures are taken of the thorax or the extremities, the Axiom Aristos VX
Plus proves its flexibility.
While conventional X-ray exposures involve costs for film and chemicals,
flat detectors do not incur additional costs — similar to digital
photography. The control image appears within seconds on the monitor. And
since flat detectors compensate for incorrect exposures, repeat exposures
are usually not necessary. Each examination therefore contributes toward
amortization of the investment costs.
The patient profits from the new
system as well. Repositioning is a thing of the past, the wait and
examination times are reduced and radiation exposures are shorter. As
compared to X-ray film, the detector works with half the dose — without loss
in image quality which is outstanding with Axiom Aristos VX Plus: 9 million
pixels, 3.5 Lp/mm high resolution, and a 43 cm x 43 cm surface characterize
the detector. In addition, DiamondView, a multiscale method for image
reconstruction, increases detail contrast and reduces noise.
Also, the optional Ortho package provides the possibility of combining up to
four exposures of the legs or spine into an overall image.