Ziehm Imaging GmbH

RSNA 2017: Complete mobile C-arm portfolio AHEAD with CMOS

Chicago, USA– November 26, 2017 – At this year’s RSNA, Ziehm Imaging strengthens its leadership in mobile C-arm imaging with a complete CMOS portfolio extending from compact mini C-arms to powerful high-end devices. The new CMOSline1 is aimed at professionals who are not content with the ordinary and who strive for the optimal. These premium C-arms offer an enhanced CMOS imaging chain from generator to detector. Furthermore, they come with a Ziehm Imaging CMOS detector that is tailored exactly to the needs of the surgeon. Based on the tried-and-true flat-panel detector, the new CMOSline enables superior image quality by showing significantly more detail. It offers greater sensitivity, enabling surgeons to achieve better resolution – especially in magnification modes – while minimizing dose levels.

At RSNA 2017, Ziehm Imaging will showcase all units in the CMOSline edition - with a 31 cm x 31 cm CMOS flat-panel detector for Ziehm Vision RFD 3D, Ziehm Vision RFD Hybrid Edition, and Ziehm Vision RFD, and a 20.5 cm x 20.5 cm CMOS flat-panel detector for Ziehm Solo FD.

Dose saving Beam Filtration technology

With the new CMOSline, Ziehm Imaging’s SmartDose2 concept now comes in a further developed version with the groundbreaking Beam Filtration technology.3 The new dose reduction technique for an optimized X-ray spectrum is part of the enhanced CMOS imaging chain. This combination enables an exceptional cut in skin entrance dose for all CMOSline systems. The premium line of Ziehm Imaging C-arms thus provides excellent image quality with a significantly lower dose.

Different volume options for ideal resolution in 3D imaging

Building on more than 10 years of experience in 3D imaging, the Ziehm Vision RFD 3D CMOSline features cutting-edge CMOS technology, bundling 2D and 3D functionality for greater intraoperative control, reducing the need for postoperative CT scans, and costly corrective surgeries. This mobile C-arm is thus ideal for high-end orthopedic, trauma and spinal interventions as well as for highly specialized maxillofacial and cochlear procedures. The CMOSline offers the freedom to choose from a range of 3D volume sizes to meet diverse needs in clinical routine. In addition to the standard volume of 16 cm x 16 cm x 16 cm, the Ziehm Vision RFD 3D now also provides two additional volume sizes for specialized applications. A dedicated larger field of view with 19.8 cm x 19.6 cm x 18.0 cm covers larger anatomical regions and delivers more structure for procedures such as pelvis surgery with 5123 voxel. The higher number of voxel in all volume sizes guarantees better resolution without increasing dose levels from those used with the convenient 3203 voxel. Further, with an edge length of 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm, the mobile 3D C-arm provides a suitable option for zoom-in or intraoperative imaging in cochlear implantations.

Compact and powerful CMOSline systems for demanding interventions

The Ziehm Vision RFD Hybrid Edition4 is the first fully motorized mobile C-arm for the hybrid OR. The system is a space and cost saving alternative to fix installed systems for highly demanding cardiovascular procedures. The Ziehm Vision RFD, featuring a powerful generator and a reliable cooling system, is the solution of choice for vascular and demanding spine or pelvic trauma surgery. Both systems will be showcased with a 31 cm x 31 cm CMOS detector at RSNA for the first time. Due to its versatile design, the Ziehm Solo FD ensures maximum flexibility even in small operating theaters. The C-arm is ideally suited for orthopedic, trauma and pain management procedures. Being the first Ziehm Imaging system with a CMOS flat-panel detector, Ziehm Solo FD now features further CMOSline advantages such as the dose saving Beam Filtration technology.  

Visit Ziehm Imaging: booth #6119, Expo Hall B, North Building

For more information, please visit: rsna.vporoom.com/ZiehmImaging or www.ziehm.com


1 CMOSline represents a system configuration that is based on a Ziehm Imaging CMOS flat-panel detector.

2 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 a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task.

3 The technology Beam Filtration reduces dose exposure for all CMOSline systems in comparison to conventional filtration techniques (Status before September 2017). Data on File. Results may vary.

4 Ziehm Vision RFD Hybrid Edition represents a group of optional hardware and software that creates an option package on the device named Ziehm Vision RFD.