Siemens Uroskop images entire urinary tract with single exposure
22 April 2010
Siemens Healthcare has launched UROSKOP Omnia, its new
multifunctional workstation for urology. The new dynamic flat
detector technology of UROSKOP Omnia enables the urologist to cover
the entire urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder) with only one
single exposure of exceptional image quality.
With its curved X-ray
column, UROSKOP Omnia offers full patient access from all table
sides. The integrated HD VideoManager provides various interfaces,
eg HD endoscopy or ultrasound equipment can be
connected easily to display images side-by-side with X-ray or
The new system extends the company’s
portfolio to the high-end market for X-ray based urology tables. The
system allows a variety of clinical applications such as
transurethral and percutaneous urological interventions, urologic
diagnostics as well as gastroenterological cases and general
detector size of 43 x 43 cm2 (17 x 17 inch), it is no longer
necessary to acquire and read two images to cover the complete
kidney, ureter and bladder (KUB) region. The large field of view
provides for a full KUB image with just one single exposure.
Compared to standard image intensifier systems, this means
reduced examination time and less dose for the patient.
Additionally, the system resolution of more than 2800 x 2800 pixels
exceeds that of standard image intensifier systems. The
high-resolution images enable the physician to zoom in without loss
in quality to detect finest details, resulting in increased
The Uroskop Omnia also provides for digital RAD images, eliminating
the cost for cassettes. The intelligent system design is another
considerable advantage of UROSKOP Omnia. The curved X-ray column
offers free patient access from all four sides — a feature unique in
Independent of the type of examination, the urologist does not
have to reposition his patient, and the anesthesiologist remains in
place as well. This is very helpful, for example, in cases of
lateral percutaneous interventions where it increases safety and
saves costs for room equipment and infrastructure because there is
no need for a mobile anesthesia workplace. The curved X-ray column
also facilitates effortless patient positioning by the X-ray
technician. In addition, the intelligent system design lowers the
table farther for easier and ergonomic patient transfer.
The HD VideoManager provides various interfaces
and features to facilitate working with the system. The physician
can connect his HD (High Definition) endoscopy or ultrasound device
or a PACS viewer to display images side-by-side with X-ray or
The VideoManager offers
additional output for extra monitors, for example, to additional
ceiling boom mounted monitors. Displaying the same images as the
system monitor, additional monitors
can be used for teaching or
presentation purposes. HD endoscopy and ultrasound images can be
stored together with X-ray images in one patient file as DICOM
images with HD EndoStore. It takes only one click to send all
images as a bundled package to the PACS.
UROSKOP Omnia offers an
optional, colorful MoodLight element based on LED technology.
Creating a relaxing atmosphere, it helps to calm and soothe
patients. The customer has a choice of individual colors or
smooth color transitions.