Siemens AG, Medical Solutions

The Handy Helper Arcadis Avantic of the C-arm Family Introduced

Siemens Medical Solutions introduced its new mobile C-arm system Arcadis Avan-tic at the ECR 2005. The many improvements in the area of design, image acquisition and workflow integration make imaging with the Arcadis Avantic highly efficient and allow for more accurate and expedient surgical invasions.

The image intensifier, measuring 13 inches (33 cm) in diameter, provides the physician with an exceptionally large field of view of the region to be examined, making Avantic ideally suitable for vessel surgery, interventional radiology or gastroenterology. At a performance output of up to 20 kW, the system weighs about 100 kg less than its predecessor. The compact as well as swivelling operating panel with its ergonomically shaped handles and color-coded brakes enables easy system movement and operation.

The new C-arm is based on syngo, an easy, intuitively-operated software platform by Siemens for different modalities that effectively simplifies clinical workflows. Syngo enables the viewing of other modalities, fast registration of emergency patients, and selection of up to 200 default examination parameters.

In addition Avantic is equipped with a digital imaging chain, that is, from image acquisition to documentation all image data are generated and managed at a resolution of 1024x1024 pixels. Two 18 inch large flat monitors display both images as well as results in DCM (digital Cine Mode). Film sequences are acquired at speeds of up to 30 frames per second and stored.

Siemens Medical Solutions is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry.The company is known for bringing together innovative medical technologies, healthcare information systems, management consulting, and support services, to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable, clinical and financial outcomes. From imaging systems for diagnosis, to therapy equipment for treatment, to patient monitors to hearing instruments and beyond, Siemens innovations contribute to the health and well-being of people across the globe, while improving operational efficiencies and optimizing workflow in hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, and doctors' offices. Employing approximately 31,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 120 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 7.07 billion EUR, orders of 8.12 billion EUR and group profit of 1,05 billion EUR for fiscal 2004.

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