Siemens finally received FDA clearance for its Multix Select DR X-ray system that the company unveiled back in March of 2011. The floor mounted system was designed for tight-budgeted facilities looking for a compact general purpose X-ray system.
It features a 14 x 17 inch digital detector and can be used on adults, and by removing the system’s grid the radiation dose can be reduced for work with pediatric patients.
From the announcement:
The intuitive user interface of the Multix Select DR is identical to Siemens’ premium radiography systems and incorporates its workflow expertise. The user can choose the patient name with a single click, and the system automatically selects the organ program with the user’s individual requirements. The system’s DiamondView Plus on-board post-processing tool optimizes image processing for organ-specific examinations. Advanced tools help the user visualize even the finest detail in bone and soft tissue. Additionally, the software includes the latest quality management tools, including the Clinical Assurance Program (CAP) for documentation and statistical analyses of rejected images and the Exposure Index Monitoring (EXI) to ensure use of exposure settings within appropriate ranges. The system’s intelligent automation provides for a high level of image quality with enhanced dose control.
The Multix Select DR enables ease of use. With its floating tabletop and wide, vertical coverage of the bucky wall stand, the system’s patient table permits a flexible range of examinations – standing, sitting, recumbent, or even in wheelchairs – and helps to ensure acceleration of work sequences. For example, synchronous movement of the X-ray tube assembly and the detector tray facilitates positioning. Designed for intuitive operation, the footswitch at the bottom of the patient table helps the user avoid the risk of unintended release of the system’s electromagnetic tabletop breaks.
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