SVS 2011: Ziehm Imaging Presents Latest Mobile C-armTechnology for Intraoperative use

June 16, 2011

CHICAGO and ORLANDO, Florida, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

New Generation of the Ziehm Vision RFD Offers Lower-Cost Imaging Option
for Hybrid ORs

Ziehm Imaging has launched a new generation of the Ziehm Vision RFD
mobile C-arm. Offering outstanding imaging and a liquid cooling system which
allows it to be used over an almost unlimited period of time, the new
version is an attractive choice for hybrid ORs. Thanks to its mobility and
significantly lower investment costs, the Ziehm Vision RFD hybrid edition is
a reliable alternative to fixed installations in hybrid ORs, especially for
hospitals with space and budgetary constraints. Combining the Ziehm Vision
RFD with the SmartVascular software, the manufacturer offers the perfect
bundle for vascular surgery.

High-quality imaging for interventional surgery

Complex procedures in cardiovascular surgery or cardiology can only be
carried out in conjunction with reliable, high-resolution intraoperative
imaging. The hybrid edition features innovative flat-panel technology and
delivers distortion-free images with over 16,000 shades of gray and a
resolution of 1.5k x 1.5k pixels. The detector is not affected by magnetic
fields so it also produces distortion-free, detail-rich images when close to
MR scanners. The square display format creates a significantly larger
visible area with up to 60 percent more information per X-ray than
conventional image intensifiers.

Reliable performance

The high-power hybrid edition from Ziehm Imaging is tailored exactly to
hybrid OR requirements. The compact, 20 kW monoblock generator with a
rotating anode guarantees a variable pulse width between 4 and 50 ms for
crystal-clear images. With up to 25 images per second, the hybrid edition
also produces high-quality X-rays of moving objects such as a beating heart.
Its active liquid cooling system (Advanced Active Cooling) keeps the
operating temperature steady, preventing the generator from overheating and
disrupting imaging. The injector interface synchronizes injection of
contrast media with the imaging process.

New vascular surgery workflow

This next-generation C-arm also comes with SmartVascular, Ziehm
Imaging’s intuitive software solution that considerably simplifies imaging
in vascular surgery. SmartVascular introduces an entirely new workflow for
fast results. It enables surgeons to create a digital subtraction
angiography at any time without having to use the touchscreen. It automates
all process steps from DSA to roadmapping, allowing vascular procedures to
be planned with minimum amounts of contrast media and shorter fluoroscopy
times. The new software is compatible with all Ziehm Vision C-arms.

The hybrid edition smoothes the transition from conventional to
minimally invasive surgery. It increases reliability by enabling surgeons to
check progress during procedures, which in turn reduces the risk of
follow-up operations and speeds patient recovery. In 2011, Ziehm Imaging’s
mobile C-arms were recognized by market analysts Frost & Sullivan as an
integral part of interventional radiology in hybrid ORs.

Ziehm Imaging is presenting its hybrid edition at the SVS congress in
Chicago, IL, from June 16-18. You can find Ziehm Imaging at Booth 529, Hall

        Press contact:
        Ziehm Imaging
        Leeza Cataneo
        Tel: +1-407-615-8560 Ext. 102

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