Digital fluoroscopy and radiography system
A new system for the mid-range price segment, Luminos Fusion with flat panel detector technology, can do both fulldigital fluoroscopy and radiography. The flat panel detector enables faster examinations and patient throughput compared to the mid-range image intensifiers that have been available up to now. Eliminating the use of cassettes, the flat panel detector features a 43×43 cm image surface that provides full-digital, distortion-free X-ray and fluoroscopic images within seconds. The higher-quality images generated by the flat panel detector give radiologists better diagnostic information and provide images double the size of that of those achieved with typical image intensifiers. The flat panel detector also takes up less space than image intensifiers and makes it easier for medical personnel to position the patient. The combination of fluoroscopy and radiography equipment helps increase system utilization and avoid idle time. Since fluoroscopy patients typically need to fast before an examination employing contrast agents, for example, appointments are generally scheduled in the morning. A 2-in-1 system like Luminos Fusion is available in the afternoon for X-ray imaging, so the equipment can be utilized at greater capacity. Luminos Fusion is equipped with SmartTouch technology for greater safety in the examination room. To reduce the risk of unwanted movements, the joysticks require skin contact of the operator’s hand, so the system cannot be moved accidentally and injure patients or medical personnel. Luminos Fusion also features the Careposition functionality, which enables radiation-free positioning of the examination area to protect against unnecessary radiation. Graphics on the screen show the user the position of where a new image will be taken relative to the last image taken.
Supplier: Siemens Healthineers