October 3, 2011 — Siemens Healthcare announced its Mobilett Mira, the company’s first mobile digital X-ray system with a wireless detector, recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The system is now commercially available in the United States.
The Mira’s wireless capability facilitates examinations of patients with limited mobility, and its rotating swivel arm increases ease of use for clinical staff.
Mobile X-ray systems are used frequently when patients cannot be moved to an X-ray room – for example, when they are in the intensive care unit. Previously, a mobile unit’s X-ray detector was connected to the system via a data cable that could lengthen the exam process, cause patient discomfort, and hamper the imaging efforts of clinical staff. The Mobilett Mira combines the advantages of mobile X-ray imaging with the flexibility of a wireless detector.
The system is also one of the smallest mobile X-ray systems on the market. As a result, it can easily navigate small spaces such as elevators thanks to its integrated drive. With a resolution of more than 7 million pixels, its detector delivers image quality comparable to high-resolution stationary systems. The system works with very short exposure times beyond one millisecond, reducing patient radiation exposure.
In addition, Siemens has redeveloped its mobile X-ray swivel arm system so that it not only moves vertically but also rotates up to 90 degrees, simplifying the examination process for clinical staff. Moreover, the swivel arm integrates all electric connection cables that conventional mobile X-ray systems usually carry externally. The system is also more hygienic, since every cable on a medical device is a potential germ carrier that requires regular maintenance and cleaning.
The Mira is the first mobile X-ray system that can be maintained and updated via remote monitoring. Siemens Remote Services (SRS) regularly provides the system with recommended software updates.
For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare