Technology | July 12, 2011

First U.S. Installation of Uroskop Omnia Urology Table from Siemens

July 12, 2011 – Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas, recently became the first facility in the U.S. to install Siemens’ Uroskop Omnia, the new multifunctional workstation for urology. The workstation’s new dynamic flat detector technology allows the urologist to cover the entire urinary tract – kidney, ureter and bladder (KUB) – with just one exposure and in excellent image quality.

The product supports a variety of clinical applications, including transurethral and percutaneous urological interventions, urologic diagnostics and even gastroenterological cases. “The Uroskop Omnia table allows for more accurate diagnostic imaging,” said Bradley D. McIver, M.D., Shannon Clinic urologist. “I can collect superior X-ray imaging as well as video imaging during procedures. It brings a whole new experience to urology and patient care.”

With the table and its flat detector size of 43 x 43 cm (17 x 17 in), users no longer need to acquire and read two images to cover the complete KUB area. The large field-of-view (FoV) enables a real KUB image with a single exposure, translating to reduced examination time and reduced patient dose compared to standard image intensifier systems.

Additionally, the system’s resolution of more than 2800 x 2800 pixels exceeds that of standard image intensifier systems. The table also allows for digital RAD images, eliminating the need for cassettes.

Uroskop Omnia’s curved X-ray column offers free patient access from all four sides, a feature unique to the market. Regardless of the type of examination, the urologist need not reposition the patient, and the anesthesiologist can always stay in place. The curved X-ray column also allows for a highly ergonomic position for the staff during patient procedures. Moreover, the system design allows the user to lower the table to a greater degree, enabling easier, ergonomic patient transfer.

The HD VideoManager provides various interfaces and features to facilitate working with the system. The physician can connect a high definition (HD) endoscopy or ultrasound device or a picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) viewer to display images side-by-side with X-ray or fluoroscopy. The VideoManager also offers additional output for extra monitors – a key feature for teaching or presentation purposes. HD endoscopy and ultrasound images can be stored with X-ray images in one patient file as Dicom images, thanks to HD EndoStore.

Uroskop Omnia also offers an optional, patient-soothing MoodLight element based on LED technology. The customer can select individual colors or smooth color transitions.

For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare

 

Related Content

Imalogix Brings Fluoroscopy Capabilities to Radiation Dose Management Platform
Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 06, 2018
Imalogix, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) process and workflow solutions, announced the availability of the...
Hologic Acquires Digital Specimen Radiography Company Faxitron Bioptics

VisionCT 3-D breast specimen-designated computed tomography (CT) system. Image courtesy of Faxitron Bioptics.

News | Breast Imaging | July 31, 2018
Hologic Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Faxitron Bioptics, a privately-held leader in digital...
The Aspen XDR Straight Arm
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 20, 2018
The Aspen XDR Straight Arm Digital Radiography System is an advanced and complete digital X-ray solution with a compact...
Fujifilm to Host Pediatric Imaging Best Practices Symposium at AHRA 2018
News | Pediatric Imaging | July 18, 2018
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. announced that it will offer educational opportunities and exhibit its latest...
The images (before and after) depict a 50 percent dose reduction in chest X-ray without compromising  image quality.

The images (before) depict a 50 percent dose reduction in chest X-ray without compromising
image quality.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | July 03, 2018
There are a handful of priorities for radiologists: lowest radiation dosage, highest image quality, optimal workflow,...
Metropolitan Washington Orthopaedic Practice Upgrades DR With Agfa DX-D 300s
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 15, 2018
Agfa announced that it has installed two DX-D 300 digital radiography (DR) solutions at the multi-office Centers for...
Zebra Medical Vision Unveils AI-Based Chest X-ray Research
News | Artificial Intelligence | June 08, 2018
June 8, 2018 — Zebra Medical Vision unveiled its Textray chest X-ray research, which will form the basis for a future
Konica Minolta Launches AeroRemote Insights for Digital Radiography
Technology | Analytics Software | June 07, 2018
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. announced the release of AeroRemote Insights, a cloud-based, business...
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 25, 2018
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. announced that two clinical studies utilizing the company’s Dynamic Digital...
Carestream DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile X-ray System Wins 2018 Australian Good Design Award
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 25, 2018
The Carestream DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile X-ray System, designed by Australia-based Micro-X Ltd, received the Good...
Overlay Init