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• New version of established MULTIX Impact floor-mounted unit also debuts
• Both systems feature MyExam Companion user interface to help technologists of every experience level achieve consistently high image quality
During the virtual 106th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, Siemens Healthineers debuted the MULTIX Impact C,¹ a new ceiling-mounted digital radiography (DR) system. This year’s RSNA also marked the launch of the MULTIX Impact VA20,¹ a new version of the established floor-mounted parent DR system. Both systems are affordably priced to expand access to high-quality imaging and enhance the patient experience.
The MULTIX Impact C and the MULTIX Impact VA20 each possess an intuitive operating system, versatile wireless detectors, motorized tube heads, and a free-floating, flat tabletop, which enables easy patient access. The touch user interface on the X-ray tube permits the radiologic technologist to remain by the patient’s side for longer periods of time. And when in the control room, the technologist can use the patient positioning camera to continuously monitor the patient.
The hallmark feature of the MULTIX Impact C and the MULTIX Impact VA20 is MyExam Companion – the user interface that provides proactive guidance to help technologists navigate a radiography procedure regardless of skill level. MyExam Companion combines available patient data such as gender and age with other user or machine-observable, patient-specific information to identify optimal acquisition and reconstruction parameters for each patient and radiography procedure.
MyExam Companion’s camera-based Smart Virtual Ortho feature enables the technologist to set the field of view and adjust exposure parameters on the touchscreen using a live camera image of the patient, making long-leg and full-spine examinations faster to set up and easier to perform. The Auto Full Spine and Auto Full Leg Collimation features use automated, artifical intelligence-based body-part detection and collimation to accelerate spine and leg examination workflows by analyzing the patient’s contour and adjusting the collimator blades in less than half a second.
“With the introduction of the MULTIX Impact C ceiling-mounted system and the new version of the floor-mounted MULTIX Impact, Siemens Healthineers extends and strengthens our customers’ options in digital radiography,” said Niral Patel, Vice President of X-ray Products at Siemens Healthineers North America.
¹ The MULTIX Impact C and the MULTIX Impact VA20 are pending 510(k) clearance and are not yet commercially available in the United States.
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