The FDA has cleared the Sonialvision G4 X-ray system from Shimadzu. The multi-purpose system is intended for ortho, angiography, endoscopy, and general purpose radiography work.
It features a 17 x 17 inch digital detector with a 139 μm pixel pitch and high contrast imaging. The X-ray tube has a more than two meter lateral travel distance, allowing nearly all patients to be imaged from head to toe in one go.
More about the system from the announcement:
Various real-time digital filtering processes effectively suppress halation near skin surfaces and around shadows where organs overlap. Smoother imaging is achieved with no delay or image lags by applying optimal digital filtering and extracting noise components. Used in long spine and limb imaging, Shimadzu’s SLOT BEAM functionality is available as an advanced application option. With its lower dose profile, SLOT BEAM is an excellent choice for pediatrics.
The Sonialvision G4 is equipped with a wealth of functions to facilitate urological exams. The edge of the imaging range can be positioned as close as 9.5 cm from the head end of the table, given a 17″ field-of-view, making it easy to perform procedures using an optical endoscope. It is also possible to tilt the table without changing an observation position. A specialized collimation function helps reduce dose.
An oblique projection function prevents overlapping organs when performing gastrointestinal examinations. Fluoroscopic images can be saved in DICOM format. Patients in wheelchairs can be examined simply by extending the imaging chain, which has a maximum 15 cm. per second quick movement.
The Sonialvision G4 supports angiography procedures with its wide clean design, and its large field of view enables digital subtraction angiography (DSA) to be used for examinations ranging from the hepatic artery to the entire lower extremities.
Special features for every type of exam the Sonialvision G4 performs help to minimize radiation dose exposure levels to the patient. A table that can support a patient weighing up to 700 lb (318 kg) in the horizontal position for bariatric procedures is seamless for easy cleaning and incorporates safety features to facilitate safe access and egress by patients.
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