The U.S. FDA has cleared the Multix Impact, a floor-mounted digital radiography (DR) system from Malvern, Pa.-based Siemens Healthineers. In addition to an intuitive operating system and versatile wireless detectors, the Multix Impact has a free-floating, flat tabletop for easy patient access.

The touch user interface on the x-ray tube allows the technologist to remain at the patient’s side for longer periods of time—and when in the control room, the technologist can use the patient positioning camera to continuously monitor the patient, potentially reducing repeat imaging and avoiding excessive patient dose. The system also has a user interface with graphical program selection, as well as a patient positioning guide on the in-room touchscreen and control room workstation. Additionally, motorization and tracking features help to reduce the physical exertion of staff members, Siemens Healthineers officials say.

“The Multix Impact offers healthcare providers advanced new technology in floor-mounted digital radiography,” says Scott Watson, vice president of x-ray products at Siemens Healthineers North America. “The system provides patients with greater access to state-of-the-art imaging and makes x-ray exams more comfortable, to transform care delivery while enhancing the patient experience. And the system’s…price allows more providers to deliver high-quality results and strengthen their reputation as reliable imaging partners.”