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Arcadis Varic by Siemens: Optimal efficiency for the OR
Siemens AG Medical Solutions
Arcadis Varic – this is the name of the first system belonging to the new mobile C-arm generation introduced by Siemens Medical Solutions (Med). Arcadis Varic provides a host of new possibilities for using mobile C-arms in the OR. syngo, the intuitive user surface for nearly all imaging systems by Med, provides the new system with uniform operating and image post-processing tools. The advantages: Arcadis Varic enables the user to load patient data and even images of other modalities such as CT or MR and view them directly on-screen. At the same time, syngo enables easy system integration into the clinical data network.
For brilliant image quality, Arcadis Varic is equipped with a 1024x1024 image matrix (1K²) available throughout the entire imaging chain – in other words, from image acquisition to image processing and documentation. This technique differentiates Arcadis Varic from every other mobile C-arm, rendering it completely unique in the market place. The system's generator output of 2.3 kW equips it for just about every clinical application in orthopedics, trauma, and vessel surgery. Output may be increased further for obese patients or for examinations of high-density body regions.
Superb user friendliness
The system, characterized by a highly compact and weight-optimized design, is additionally enhanced by ergonomically-shaped hand grips and intelligent color encodings for breaks and scales. The C-arm can be fine-adjusted by even untrained medical personnel without undue physical effort. This means that every movement is fully assured in emergency cases and patient handling does not cut into valuable time.
syngo supports full Dicom 3.0 functionality for Arcadis Varic and is easily integrated into clinical information and PACS systems.
Inclusive digital navigation interface
One of the outstanding advantages during intraoperative applications is the digital navigation interface of Arcadis Varic. Via this interface, the system is able to communicate, for example, with the 2D NaviLink software. This enables surgical instruments, equipped accordingly, to be superimposed on-screen in the X-ray image where the physician can detect their position accurate to a millimeter.
The Arcadis Varic will be introduced for the first time at this year's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) held between March 5th - 9th in Vienna. Delivery is estimated to begin in June 2004.
Siemens Medical Solutions is one of the largest suppliers to the healthcare industry in the world. 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 7.4 billion EUR, orders of 7.8 billion EUR and group profit of 1,1 billion EUR for fiscal 2003. Further information can be found at: www.siemens.com/medical.