Ziehm Imaging GmbH

New Ziehm Vision RFD 3D CMOSline at DKOU

The 3D C-arm in the premium edition helps to improve surgical outcomes and patient satisfaction and was introduced at DKOU congress (German Congress of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery).

Healthcare providers are challenged to cut costs, meet the needs of an aging demographic, improve the accuracy of clinical outcomes and reduce X-ray exposure during surgical procedures. The answer – led by the Ziehm Vision RFD 3D – lies in balancing cost efficiency with improved patient care, shorter hospital stays and less-invasive approaches. This groundbreaking mobile 3D C-arm helps to improve surgical outcomes and patient satisfaction while optimizing costs. Building on more than 10 years of experience in 3D imaging, the Ziehm Vision RFD 3D 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, for instance.

CT-like image quality

The Ziehm Vision RFD 3D is the only mobile 3D C-arm with a flat-panel detector now also featuring the latest CMOS technology for imaging excellence. The enhanced imaging chain enhances resolution with crystal clear visualizations of the finest anatomical structures, complemented by SmartScan functionality for the complete imaging information in real time. The powerful 25 kW C-arm propels today’s surgeon to the forefront of intraoperative 3D imaging.

Extended intraoperative imaging capabilities

The Ziehm Vision RFD 3D offers unprecedented performance across the most varied and challenging application spectrum. This versatile device combines 2D excellence with advanced 3D technology, delivering high-end multidisciplinary capabilities for hybrid room applications and specialized procedures such as cochlear and maxillofacial. Precise information from every angle during the procedure helps to avoid unnecessary postoperative CT scans and corrective surgery.

Image-guided surgery and workflow wizards

Designed to help surgeons meet their quality demands quickly and efficiently, the Ziehm Vision RFD 3D redefines daily clinical OR routines with image-guided surgery and workflow wizards. The Ziehm Vision RFD 3D builds confidence by enhancing intraoperative control and by pulling the postoperative CT scan forward to the OR. This translates into better patient outcomes and unprecedented usability for massive efficiency gains.

Benchmark dose settings and hardware improvements

The Ziehm Vision RFD 3D is designed to meet growing demand among surgeons and their staff for minimized dose exposure without compromising on image quality. Revolutionary dose settings and enhanced SmartDose features cut exposure during 3D imaging significantly. The Ziehm Vision RFD 3D thus improves quality of care for patients, staff and surgeons.

Different volume sizes for the ideal resolution

The Ziehm Vision RFD 3D CMOSline1 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 system now also provides two further volume sizes for specialized applications. A dedicated larger field of view with 19.8 cm x 19.6 cm x 18.0 cm (axial x sagittal x coronal) covers larger anatomical regions and delivers more structure for procedures such as pelvis surgery with 512 voxel. The higher number of voxels in all volume sizes guarantees a better resolution without increasing dose levels from those used with the convenient 320 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 implantation.

CMOSline systems

The new Ziehm Vision RFD 3D is part of the new Ziehm Imaging CMOSline. This leading-edge product line is aimed at professionals who are not content with the ordinary and who strive for the exceptional. CMOSline premium systems offer a Ziehm Imaging CMOS detector that is tailored exactly to physicians’ needs. The feature-rich SmartDose concept now comes in a further developed version with the groundbreaking Beam Filtration2 technology. The new dose reduction technique for an optimized X-ray spectrum supports the enhanced CMOS imaging chain. This combination enables an exceptional reduction in the skin entrance dose for all CMOSline systems in comparison to systems with conventional filtration technology. Positioned at the forefront of technology, surgeons who rely on CMOSline systems increase quality of care in their daily clinical routines.

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

2 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.