Technology | June 17, 2011

Siemens Luminos Agile Fluoroscopy and Radiography System Commercially Available in U.S.

June 17, 2011 – The Luminos Agile fluoroscopy/radiography system from Siemens Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now commercially available in the United States. It is the first patient-side controlled system with dynamic flat panel detector technology, height-adjustable table and true dual-use capability for fluoroscopy and radiography.

The Luminos Agile’s 17-inch by 17-inch dynamic flat panel detector provides an image that is up to 117 percent larger and allows for better patient coverage than a 13-inch image intensifier. This enables users to view objects without repositioning or changing the field of view, reducing overall fluoroscopy time and dose.

The Agile’s table height is easily adjustable between 25 and 44 inches. With its horizontal and vertical transfer positions, the system accommodates a wide range of patients, including children and those with mobility challenges. The 600-pound table weight capacity and 24-inch wide opening – the largest for a patient-side system – provide easy access for bariatric and immobile patients, and the space saving open design enables easy access from all sides of the table.

The fully motorized tower and synchronized table and wall Bucky tracking allow for improved radiography workflow and increased patient throughput. The improved opti grip handle provides ergonomic tableside operation for left- and right-handed users, and the Fluorospot compact digital imaging system for both fluoroscopy and radiography helps improve workflow efficiency. Advanced post-processing further enhances image quality to support more accurate diagnosis.

Fully synchronized fluoroscopy and radiography capability is available by incorporating the Siemens Ysio digital radiography option. With its wireless detector wi-D, ceiling-suspended tube with MaxTouch user interface and Bucky wall stand, the fluoroscopy room can now also be a true digital radiography room – expanding imaging possibilities, helping to increase utilization rates and assisting healthcare facilities in becoming the providers of choice among patients and referring physicians.

The Siemens Combined Applications to Reduce Exposure (CARE) dose reduction program for the Agile decreases radiation exposure for patients and staff without compromising image quality, while the unique DiamondView Plus imaging chain allows for significantly better image quality and noise reduction. Digital density optimization improves image contrast and detail recognition for critical regions of fluoroscopic images.

For further information: www.siemens.com/healthcare

 

 

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