Siemens Multix Fusion Analog Radiography System Commercially Available in U.S.
Imaging solution offers high-end X-ray technology for smaller budgets
Siemens Healthcare has announced that the Multix Fusion analog radiography system is now commercially available in the United States. Supporting the full spectrum of routine radiography at an affordable price, the Multix Fusion features state-of-the-art components such as a height-adjustable, 660-pound capacity examination table. With a high level of reliability and attractive service contracts that help keep its operating costs comparatively low, the Multix Fusion combines innovation and price competitiveness – two components of Siemens Healthcare’s recently announced Agenda 2013 investment program.
"Siemens understands the challenges that healthcare providers are facing and is committed to being a solutions-oriented partner for our customers,” said Gerhard Schmiedel, vice president, X-Ray Products at Siemens Healthcare. “The Multix Fusion provides our industry with leading radiography technology that gives customers outstanding image quality and improved clinical workflow, while being sensitive to the financial challenges that are impacting healthcare facilities across the country."
Multix Fusion's X-ray tube synchronizes itself automatically to the cassette trays, enabling examinations to be performed quickly and simply. A 71-inch-long telescopic column allows the tube to be pulled down directly above the floor even in rooms with high ceilings, so patients do not have to climb onto the table for examinations such as foot images. The ergonomic, height-adjustable table facilitates patient positioning and can hold up to 660 pounds.
With the Multix Fusion, customers can choose from several system variants, depending on their requirements. Options range from the simplest version with ceiling-mounted tube and cassette to the complete X-ray system, which includes the table and Bucky wall stand.
Launched recently by Siemens Healthcare Sector, Agenda 2013 is a two-year global initiative to further strengthen the Healthcare Sector's innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures will be implemented in four fields of action: Innovation, Competitiveness, Regional Footprint, and People Development.
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 48,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2010 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.4 billion euros and profit of around 750 million euros. For further information please visit: http://www.siemens.com/healthcare.