Mobilett Mira Max from Siemens Defines New Benchmark in Mobile X-ray
Dec 02, 2014
RSNA 2014: South Building, Hall A, Booth 1934
· Digital mobile X-ray system features interchangeable detectors
· Offers new applications, including neonatal
· Boasts improved user-friendliness due to new functionalities
Siemens Healthcare will introduce Mobilett Mira Max at the 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 30-Dec. 5 in Chicago. This digital mobile X-ray system has been developed for versatile everyday use as well as demanding clinical situations where rapid image availability and high image quality are vital.
Used in a range of applications – from broken legs to lung examinations, from newborns to trauma patients – mobile X-ray systems eliminate the need for patient transport and allow clinicians to perform examinations even in tight spaces. The most important factors in mobile X-ray are intuitive operation and high image quality. The new mobile X-ray system Mobilett Mira Max features Siemens’ MAX (Multiple Advances in X-ray) functionality, which defines functions that support users in everyday tasks (MAX assistance) and positively impact image quality (MAX detection).
Ease of operation in daily clinical use
Because clinical staff frequently move mobile X-ray systems and adjust their positions, ease and speed of operation are essential. This is where the advantages of MAX assistance are clear: Since the system is equipped with a special tube arm, it offers nearly unrestricted visibility while being moved. The integrated detector holder is designed to enable the operator to maneuver the system more easily during transport.
Mobilett Mira Max includes a PIN code option to lock and unlock the system, eliminating the need for a physical key. An additional lock function protects patient data from unauthorized access while preventing unintended system movement and radiation dispersal.
Buttons on the tube arm allow clinical staff to precisely position the system at the patient’s bedside. The tube arm also can be rotated 180 degrees, enabling convenient bedside positioning. At roughly 827 pounds, Mobilett Mira Max is one of the lightest devices in the digital mobile X-ray segment.
To ensure use at any time, the system operates on batteries but can be switched to an external power supply, enabling immediate generation of X-ray images even when the system’s batteries are drained.
Generator performance provides high-quality images
For previously unattainable levels of image quality, the Mobilett Mira Max offers two new detectors with the MAX detection function. The ultra-compact MAX mini-detector measures 9.5 x 12 inches and is suited ideally for examinations of smaller joints or exams conducted in an incubator. The MAX wi-D detector (14 x 17 inches), which weighs only 6.6 pounds and is recharged automatically on the system during transportation, can be used to obtain lung and chest images in intensive care units. Combining the latest generation of detectors with 35 kilowatts (kW) of generator power and the proven DiamondView Plus image processing software enables users to generate high-resolution images that are comparable in quality to those created by stationary X-ray systems.
“With the MAX functionalities, we fully meet the wishes of our customers.”
The new MAX functions are available on the systems Ysio Max (radiography), Luminos dRF Max and Luminos Agile Max (fluoroscopy) and Uroskop Omnia Max (urology).
The products/features (here mentioned) are not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons their future availability cannot be guaranteed. Further details are available from the local Siemens organizations.
The statements by Siemens’ customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer's unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.
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