With Multix Impact Siemens Healthineers improves both access to high-quality X-ray imaging and patient experience
Erlangen, Germany | Nov 25, 2018
Not for publication in the USA
- Intuitive control and ergonomic design ease the workflow for technicians
- Positioning camera and preconfigured organ programs allow even less experienced technicians to take accurate low-dose images
- Innovative technologies help ensure improved patient experience
At the congress of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, USA, Siemens Healthineers is introducing Multix Impact, an innovative floor-mounted radiography system. It offers excellent value for money and makes access to high-quality imaging technology much easier. The intuitive to use operating system and modern wireless detectors used by the Multix Impact optimize clinical processes in radiography by improving both productivity and patient experience.
For many healthcare providers, radiography is a core element of their clinical services, and as a day-to-day interface with referring physicians, it is essential to the success of their facilities. And many patients, in turn, have their first contact with a hospital when they need to undergo an X-ray. Opting for digital X-rays and efficient access to high-quality clinical images, and the associated optimization of patient care are therefore vital factors in maintaining the good reputation of the institution in question.
Multix Impact creates a positive patient experience with its modern, welcoming design. The elevating table and free-floating flat table top make it easier and less painful for the patient to access the system, which is specifically important for injured or immobile patients. With the new system technicians can remain at the patient’s side for most of the time, because all examination parameters can be changed directly on the tube touchscreen. The optical camera allows technicians to monitor and correct patient positioning from the control room. This may reduce the number of retakes necessary and thereby lessen the dose per requested image.
The new radiography system also offers an intuitive user interface and graphical organ program selection. Both features enable technicians to work faster and with more confidence. A positioning guide integrated in the tube touch screen and the acquisition workstation helps especially less experienced technicians to position the patient correctly when performing uncommon examinations. With its motorization and advanced tracking features Multix Impact reduces the physical effort of the staff.
With the preconfigured organ programs the imaging parameters and the post-processing settings are adjusted automatically for each examination. This minimizes errors, reduces dose and accelerates workflows in the daily routine. Together with the fast image-flavor adjustment it results in repeated and high-quality output.
Thanks to the intuitive operation of the system, familiarization takes only ten hours of online training using the PEPconnect training and development platform from Siemens Healthineers. The high quality of the system components and the innovative service concept serve as basis for high system availability.
“With the Multix Impact, we’re offering radiologists an X-ray machine that will support them with many innovative hardware and software technologies at a very reasonable cost,” says Carsten Bertram, head of Business Line X-ray Products at Siemens Healthineers. “That means they can give more patients access to state-of-the-art imaging and make their X-ray examinations a much more comfortable experience. Furthermore, by delivering examination results on-time and in high-quality the radiologist confirms his standing as a reliable partner for referring physicians.”
Multix Impact will be available in the first quarter of the calendar year 2019.
Multix Impact is pending 510(k) clearance, and not yet commercially available in the United States and other countries.
Multix Impact is not commercially available in all countries. Its future availability cannot be guaranteed. Further details are available from the local Siemens Healthineers organizations.
Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers worldwide to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving patient experience and digitalizing healthcare. A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services.
In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.4 billion and adjusted profit of €2.3 billion and has about 50,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available at www.siemens-healthineers.com.
Reference number: PR-20181125042SHS