U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared Siemens Healthcare’s Multitom Rax robotic advanced x-ray, a universal diagnostic imaging system that enables a wide range of examinations in multiple clinical areas – from emergency medicine and interventional to pain management and orthopedics, and from conventional 2D radiography to fluoroscopy examinations and angiography applications – all in one room using one X-ray system. The world’s first twin robotic x-ray system, the Multitom Rax boasts a unique design that enables, for the first time, the acquisition of 3D natural weight-bearing images, made possible through 3D-capable post-processing software.
“With the Multitom Rax, Siemens is proud to introduce the world’s first Twin Robotic X-ray system,” said Martin Silverman, vice president of x-ray products at Siemens Healthcare North America. “This universal x-ray system delivers unprecedented versatility for health care facilities. Now, clinicians can perform a multitude of imaging exams in one room without moving the patient. With the Multitom Rax, we’re opening a new chapter in x-ray technology.”
The unique open design of the Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray system features a height-adjustable patient table and two independent, ceiling-mounted robotic arms for the X-ray tube head and the flat-panel detector for almost unlimited positioning freedom anywhere in the room. Both robotic arms can be moved into position automatically or manually with servo motor support to make fine adjustments. While one robotic arm moves the X-ray tube, the other arm carries the 17” x 17” flat panel detector, which can acquire static, dynamic, and Real 3D sequences. The operator is always in control of the system’s movement and able to position both robotic arms precisely and safely around the patient.
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