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.

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

Until now, distortion-free images could only be produced using stationary interventional suites. Flat-panel technology is the gold standard. Ziehm Imaging has been using this technology in its mobile C-arms for more than five years now.
The flat-panel’s square format extends the field of view offered by conventional image intensifiers by a factor of 2.5. This in turn enables significantly more information to be captured in each X-ray image.

Mobile 3D imaging / Ziehm NaviPort 3D

Three-dimensional volume renderings and axial, CTlike 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 creates a matrix over the entire scan field and uses 256 measurement cells to scan the region of interest in real time. It then automatically adjusts settings, including the dose and noise filters.
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 is a new and patented technology that uses a combination of two linear movements with one orbital rotation. This Ziehm-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.

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.

25 kW monoblock generator

The high-frequency generator operates with a variable pulse width between 4 and 50 ms. 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.