Siemens recently released its new budget friendly Multix Fusion X-ray system that provides a full spectrum of clinical applications at a relatively low cost. The ceiling-mounted system offers some features seen on more expensive units, like a 300 kilo capacity adjustable table (to accommodate, of course, those patients who are battling at the front lines of the obesity epidemic).
The key components of the Multix Fusion, such as the ceiling-mounted X-ray tube and Bucky wall stand, were adopted from the high-end Ysio system. Ysio is Siemens’ radiography system for large hospitals with high patient throughput and the most demanding requirements in terms of automation, image quality, and ease-of-use. The Multix Fusion, on the other hand, is most suitable for small to medium-size hospitals and private practices that don’t want to compromise on quality, and at the same time depend on a very good price-performance ratio.
Multix Fusion’s X-ray tube synchronizes itself automatically when the detector is adjusted, that way enabling examinations to be performed quickly and simply. A 1.8 meter long telescopic column allows the tube to be pulled down directly above the floor even in high-ceilinged rooms, so that patients no longer have to climb onto a stool or pedestal for foot images, for example. The ergonomic, height-adjustable examination table makes it easier to position patients and can hold up to 300 kilograms. Post-processing functions that have already proven their value with the Ysio radiography system, like DiamondView Plus, boost image contrast, resulting in very good image quality.
With the Multix Fusion, customers can choose among several system variants, depending on their requirements. Options range from the simplest version with ceiling-mounted tube and mobile detector, to the complete X-ray system, including table and Bucky wall stand.