Twin robotic X-ray system approved in Canada
May 3, 2017
OAKVILLE, Ont. – Siemens Healthineers has received approval from Health Canada for the Multitom Rax (Robotic Advance X-ray), which is said to be the world’s first twin robotic X-ray system. Its unique design facilitates a wide range of examinations – from emergency medicine and interventional, to pain management and orthopedics, and from conventional 2D radiography to fluoroscopy examinations and angiography applications – all in one room using one X-ray system.
“With the Multitom Rax, Siemens is proud to introduce the world’s first Twin Robotic X-ray system,” says Richard Newman, business manager, X-ray Products. “This universal X-ray system delivers unprecedented versatility for healthcare facilities. Now, clinicians can perform a multitude of imaging exams in one room without moving the patient. With the Multitom Rax, we’re opening a new chapter in X-ray technology.”
The introduction of the Multitom Rax means the full range of Siemens Healthineers’ MAX X-ray systems is now available in Canada.
The MAX portfolio is an exclusive family of X-ray solutions providing the broadest range of products and applications. Offering mobile X-ray, mid and high-end radiology, two-in-one remote fluoroscopy and dual use patient-side fluoroscopy, and now Twin Robotic X-ray, the Siemens Healthineers MAX family is the only solution on the market to provide one platform across such a wide range of radiography and fluoroscopy systems.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to offer the complete MAX portfolio in Canada,” said Richard Newman. “We are offering our customers standardization in terms of usability, image impression and detector platform for example, all designed to facilitate new technology introduction”
The unique open design of the Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray system features a height-adjustable patient table and two independent, ceiling-mounted robotic arms for the X-ray tube head and the flat-panel detector for almost unlimited positioning freedom anywhere in the room.
Both robotic arms can be moved into position automatically or manually with servo motor support to make fine adjustments. While one robotic arm moves the X-ray tube, the other arm carries the 43 cm x 43 cm flat panel detector, which can acquire static, dynamic, and Real 3D sequences. The operator is always in control of the system’s movement and able to position both robotic arms precisely and safely around the patient.
The Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray system enables, for the first time, the acquisition of 3D images under the patient’s natural weight-bearing condition. With Multitom Rax, you have unique options for determining the malpositions and the cause of pain. Acquire Real 3D images, in the position where your patient feels pain: lying, sitting, or standing. Real 3D helps you gain new insights, increase the accuracy of your diagnosis and treatment planning, and spare your patients additional pain – while accelerating your procedures.
Conventional 2D X-rays do not always reveal fine hairline fractures in the bone. In cases of a suspected bone fracture, the patient historically has required a computed tomography (CT) 3D image to confirm the diagnosis. With the Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray system, a 3D image can be acquired on the same system, so the patient does not have to wait for a future appointment or be transferred to a CT system.
Further information about the MAX family of X-ray systems and the Multitom Rax can be found at https://www.healthcare.siemens.com/robotic-x-ray/twin-robotic-x-ray/multitom-rax.