Siemens presents new lithotripter for mobile urology platform
27 March 2007
Siemens has added the Modularis Variostar lithotripter to
its Modularis urology platform. The module is suited to both overtable and
undertable procedures and a complete range of new ergonomic features
simplifies operation and daily work with the unit.
combination with Siemens' Arcadis C-arm system, the Modularis Variostar
serves as the link between the urology department and the hospital’s
Given its modular design, the Modularis urology platform is suited to all
conceivable urology applications: from traditional urodiagnostics, to extra-
and intracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWL, ISWL), to endourological
interventions and orthopaedic pain therapy.
Flexible positioning offers
complete freedom for conventional and case-specific stone treatments. As a
result, the patient can remain in a comfortable supine position during stone
therapy. All modules can be controlled centrally using the new, intuitive
remote control. Even C-arm angulation, which is required for localizing the
stone, can be triggered automatically. In addition, the physician can easily
check the position of the lithotripsy module relative to the C-arm using an
integrated focus control.
Flexible energy adaptation means the shockwave
system is well suited to stone therapy in paediatrics and well as for the
disintegration of entire ureteral stones. Moreover, it can be used for ESWT
(Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) in orthopaedic applications such as
treatment for tennis or golf elbow and pseudarthrosis.
Variostar can be combined with almost all mobile C-arm systems from Siemens.
A central remote control positions the motor-driven C-arm precisely. A
special mechanism allows for C-arm systems from most other manufacturers to
be connected as well.
Additionally, the software of the Arcadis C-arm
system from Siemens provides an easy link between the urology department and
the hospital network. With its intuitive user interface, the unique syngo IT
platform links together practically all Siemens imaging systems.