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Cost-Effective DR System Provides High-Quality Imaging

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 28 Dec 2016
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Image: The Multix Fusion Max radiography system (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers).
Image: The Multix Fusion Max radiography system (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers).
A new digital radiography (DR) system combines reliability with cost-reduction solutions to support a full range of clinical applications.

The Siemens Healthineers (Erlangen, Germany) Multix Fusion Max radiography system is a midrange, ceiling-suspended x-ray room designed to perform general, trauma and emergency, chest screening, on-table examinations and high-throughput general X-ray scans. An ergonomic Bucky wall stand enables imaging of patients from head to toe while standing, sitting, or on a mobile table. Adjustment of the table or the Bucky wall stand is synchronized automatically with the system’s X-ray tube tracks to retain the correct source-imaging-distance (SID).

The organ programs (OGPs) on the system’s syngo FLC workstation allow users to predefine all important imaging parameters, including kV, mAs and collimation size, so that facilities can cover much of their patient mix without manual adjustments. An innovative MAXcharge feature prevents battery-related workflow interruptions, since the MAX wi-D detector automatically charges whenever it is inside the table or its Bucky wall stand tray, as well as when it is stored inside the mobile detector holder.

As the Multix Fusion Max is a member of the Max family of radiography systems, users can efficiently swap its X-ray detectors with all other Max systems. The ability to share expensive detector technology across the entire Max portfolio can help a facility boost detector uptime and utilization within the department, while having a backup solution available at any time, providing small and medium-sized hospitals with the scalability necessary to obtain the right configuration for their patient mix.

“The digital flat detector makes image acquisition much faster than CR cassettes; it is easy to use and enables flexible patient positioning,” said radiographer Anna Cahalin of Congleton Memorial Hospital (United Kingdom). “The image quality is fabulous – the detail is very sharp, far better than any other equipment I have ever used.”

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