Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 24, 2016

Swissray Receives FDA Clearance for ddRAura OTC Digital X-ray Systems

Company offers both fully motorized and manual ceiling suspensions for high-demand radiology departments

Swissray, DDRAura OTC, APS, digital X-ray system, RSNA 2016

October 24, 2016 — Swissray received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval earlier in 2016 for the ddRAura OTC digital X-ray systems, including the ddrAura OTC with Automated Positioning System (APS).

The ddRAura OTC includes a manually positioned ceiling suspension with motorized elevation, a floor-mounted fixed height or height-adjustable patient table with a four-way floating tabletop and manually positioned wall stand (optionally motorized). The concealed cabling and lightweight construction of the system allow for quiet and precise movements. The motorized elevation of the ceiling suspension allows maintaining source-to-image distance (SID) to the patient table as well as tracking the vertical movements of the wall stand. Optionally, the table detector also follows the horizontal movements of the ceiling suspension, increasing positioning speed, accuracy and providing faster workflow.

The ddRAura OTC with APS is automated offers a fully motorized ceiling suspension. Configurable APS via remote control or footswitch provide fast and easy system positioning. The ceiling suspension includes five motors for fast and precise movements in the longitudinal, transverse and vertical direction, and the x-ray tube α and β rotation. The patient table and wall stand (optionally) are also motorized and synchronized with the ceiling suspension to maintain the selected SID, as well as vertical and horizontal X-ray beam position. This intelligent automation and synchronization allow the ddRAura OTC_APS to perform advanced applications, such as the single focus stitching option for scoliosis and long leg images, combining up to five images.

Additionally, the concealed cabling and lightweight construction of the ddRAura OTC_APS makes the system also very easy and convenient to use in manual positioning mode offering unprecedented efficiency and versatility.

Both versions are multi-detector systems available with various detector configurations — dual fixed detectors, single portable detector, or any combination of both fixed and different portable for ultimate workflow and flexibility. Both systems are equipped with five-field AEC ionization chambers and precisely selected X-ray grids to optimize any application requirements.

The smart 9.7-inch tube-mounted touchscreen console allows the technologist to control and view generator, collimator, system position and patient procedure list information as well as image preview. The intuitive and highly configurable software provides ease of use and delivers superb image quality.

For more information: www.swissray.com

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