Philips launches Practix 360 mobile X-ray
21 June 2011
Royal Philips Electronics has announced the launch of its new
Practix 360 mobile X-ray system which combines design with new
functionality to provide a straight-to-patient radiography system that
can be used throughout the hospital setting.
The new system is designed to optimize workflow by transporting a
mobile X-ray system around a hospital or clinic, to address the
issue of access to immobile patients, such as those being treated in
the Intensive Care Unit or the Operating Room.
It features four free-swiveling wheels that allow for 360 degree
movement on the spot. It also weighs 30% less than conventional
systems at just 175Kg, making it more compact than conventional
mobile X-ray systems and allowing it to be easily transported for
use in multiple settings.
The flexibility offered by the Practix 360 system is further
enhanced with a long-life LED collimator light and an optional SID
(source-to-image distance) laser light. The LED collimator — one and
a half times brighter than conventional collimator lights — creates
more contrast and provides a clear X-ray exposure area even under
difficult ambient lighting conditions, making it easier for the user
to locate the region of interest. At the same time, the SID laser
light precisely shows the SID at 100cm or 110cm, allowing for quick
and accurate positioning.
“The Practix 360 provides state-of-the-art imaging technology from
Philips in an economical package and we are excited by the new
possibilities it brings to mobile radiography,” commented Ivo
Aarninkhof, Senior Director Value Diagnostic X-ray. “Clinicians
and patients alike will benefit from the Practix 360’s impressive
level of functionality, which helps to improve work flow through
ease of use and the ability to use it almost anywhere within the