Innovation - powered by research

Mobile X-ray imaging is our core competency. Our research work is clearly focused on intraoperative imaging and innovative X-ray technology. We invest heavily in research and development to the benefit of both our patients and clinical users.

Every day, around 12% of all Ziehm Imaging employees dedicate their work and expertise in research and development of new systems, clinical applications and further solutions to enhance clinical benefits in daily clinic routine.
With the first introduction of a flat-panel detector to a mobile C-arm in 2006, Ziehm Imaging started the paradigm shift of innovative detector technologies. Since then, Ziehm Imaging continually reaffirms this trend in further driving innovations for mobile X-ray imaging systems with latest flat-detector technology. With Ziehm Vision FD Vario 3D and Ziehm Vision RFD 3D Ziehm Imaging provides the only mobile C-arms with 3D imaging and flat-panel detector technology on the market.

Advanced Active Cooling

Ziehm Imaging C-arms feature Advanced Active Cooling (AAC), a unique liquid cooling system that significantly boosts performance. AAC maintains an ideal operational temperature at all times, thus preventing the generator from overheating.

EasyDrive system

Ziehm Imaging devices are easy to maneuver thanks to EasyDrive. All steering and braking functions are controlled using a single lever.

Flat-panel technology

Flat-panel technology is the gold standard: It enables significantly more information to be captured in each X-ray image. Ziehm Imaging has been using and improving this technology in its mobile C-arms for more than ten years. Besides proven a-Si flat-panel technology, Ziehm Imaging was the first company to also offer full size C-arms with latest CMOS imaging excellence.

Mobile 3D imaging / Ziehm NaviPort 3D

Three-dimensional volume renderings and axial, CT-like tomography enable surgeons to effectively visualize patient anatomy.
Clinical studies have shown that Ziehm Vision FD Vario 3D generates intraoperative scans pinpointing the exact position of pedicle screws with an image volume containing up to 512³ voxels.
Ziehm NaviPort: Open interface to navigation systems (Brainlab, Medtronic, Stryker).

Object Detected Dose Control - ODDC

ODDC technology ensures optimum image quality and efficient dosage during an operation. ODDC measurement cells automatically detect motion in the field of view. If the patient is not moving, the pulse frequency is automatically reduced. Once it detects motion, ODDC increases the pulse frequency automatically to a maximum of 30 frames per second, thus ensuring optimum image quality and efficient dosage during an operation.

SmartDose. Best image quality. Minimized dose.

Ziehm Imaging has incorporated SmartDose1 in the latest generation of mobile C-arms. There are several new enhancements to our comprehensive concept, which is now in its next generation. It allows the physician and staff to significantly reduce dose while optimizing image quality. SmartDose benefits both patients and staff alike. With significant dose savings, Ziehm Imaging sets the benchmark in userfriendly adjustment of dose exposure.

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1 In clinical practice, the use of SmartDose may reduce patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location, and clinical practice. A consultation with   radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task.

SmartScan enabling 3D mobile imaging

SmartScan is a new and patented technology that uses a combination of two linear movements with one orbital rotation. This Ziehm Imaging-owned development offers 180° image information of any anatomical structure. The fully motorized movement around the patient provides complete 3D data including volume rendering and multiplanar reconstructions.
Three-dimensional volume renderings and axial, CT-like imaging enable surgeons to effectively visualize patient anatomy. Therefore the correct implant positioning can be performed in less than 5 minutes, including draping, the team leaving the OR, hyperoxygenation of the patient, breathing stop and image acquisition as well as reconstruction. This may lead to reduction of OR-time and dose due to the ability to finded up to 3 stored C-arm positions faster and may reduce the need for postoperative CT-scans.

Navigation interface NaviPort 3D

Image-guided surgery is gaining relevance as a method to increase confidence in complex procedures. Navigation enables clinicians to improve patient outcomes with higher precision and reduced X-ray exposure. To gain new levels of efficiency in the OR, optimizing the clinical workflow can help to overcome current challenges of demanding procedures.
To combine advanced image-guided surgery with our top-of-the-line system, Ziehm Imaging offers the open navigation interface  Ziehm NaviPort. Therefore, surgeons can now benefit from increase confidence and high-quality care to manage less-invasive procedures, shorten patients' hospital stays and increase accuracy.
Ziehm Imaging offers Ziehm NaviPort in combination with Ziehm Vision RFD 3D for Brainlab’s Fluoro 3D and Stryker’s Patient Tracker as well as Stryker’s SpineMask Tracker.
Ziehm NaviPort is also available for 2D navigation and 3D navigation on further systems. Therefore Ziehm Imaging partners with Brainlab, Stryker and Medtronic. For detailed information please contact your local Ziehm Imaging partner.

SmartVascular / SmartArchive

SmartVascular optimizes vascular surgery workflows, raising the bar for user friendliness. SmartArchive ensures fast, direct access to the latest patient records.

Touchscreen interface / Ziehm SmartEye / SmartControl

Ziehm Vision Center is a touchscreen interface installed on the C-arm and the monitor cart. Both touchscreens are synchronized, enabling the entire system to be operated from the monitor cart or the C-arm. The system is intuitive and easy to use thanks to its intelligent user guidance system and recognizable icons.
Ziehm SmartEye enables X-ray images to be displayed in real time. Operators can then use SmartControl to intuitively process the real-time images on the touchscreen.

ZAIP – Advanced insights in fast-moving objects

ZAIP (Ziehm Adaptive Image Processing) enhances image quality of all C-arms with flat-panel detector.
With latest improvements in ZAIP algorithms and filters, Ziehm imaging introduces a complete new image processing procedure in 2016, using hardware-based filters and the latest algorithms for noise filtering and  edge enhancement to achieve best results in intraoperative imaging. Even in challenging clinical applications, ZAIP helps to overcome the challenges of displaying even smallest details, tools and vessels.

ZIR (Ziehm Iterative Reconstruction)

Ziehm Imaging brings iterative reconstruction techniques, so far only known from CT imaging, to a mobile 3D C-arm. The in-house developed, hardware-based and specialized algorithm ZIR (Ziehm Iterative Reconstruction) minimizes fan and metal artifacts in 3D reconstructions. The result is a significantly more distinguishable anatomy, defined bone crests and optimum slice views in the coronal, axial, sagittal and individually adjustable planes. ZIR is fully automatic – it adjusts to anatomical conditions and regulates filter settings in real time.

Ziehm Wireless Freedom

Attentively going along with all the complex challenges you face in the
OR, we have learned that, very often, simplicity is a major key to support you in your responsible profession. But, in an environment of demanding surgical procedures on the one hand, and cutting-edge imaging equipment on the other: How can you really make things easier? Design workflows smoother? And thus provide for more freedom, flexibility and safety in and around your operating room?
Learn more on Wireless Freedom

25 kW monoblock generator

The monoblock generator combines power reserves of up to 25 kW and short, sharp pulses to produce crystal clear X-ray images - also of moving objects. With up to 25 kW of power, this high-performance monoblock generator has the same footprint as conventional generators, yet almost three times more power.