Multi-purpose Digital R/F System - SONIALVISION safire 17

Universal R/F system with FPD


The continuing evolution of the Sonialvision has unlocked a new world of digital imaging. This state-of the-art digital unit fully capitalizes on the superb performance of Shimadzu's Safire direct-conversion flat-panel detector (FPD).

2880 x 2880 Matrix Original Quality Image Acquisition

Only Shimadzu’s direct-conversion FPD is capable of handling 2880 x 2880-matrix ultra-high-definition images. A cutting-edge digital system directly processes and stores these high-precision images at the original capture quality.
Also this new digital radiography unit is designed around the highly reliable Windows® operating system, which makes the rapid processing of high-definition images possible using simple operations. The graphical user interface and mouse provide an intuitive operation environment that is easy to learn and easy to use.

17-inch FPD Covers a Large View Field

17-inch FPD Covers a Large View Field

The 17 x 17-inch maximum view field applies the extremely high definition and density resolution of the direct-conversion FPD across an area equivalent to 14 x 17-inch film. The large distortion-free view field means only minimal positioning movements are required. This ensures trouble-free handling of diverse examination regions, including orthopedic procedures and abdominal imaging of the stomach and large intestine.The increasing use of IVR treatment requires a system that can offer both high image quality and low exposure dose. The SONIALVISION safire 17 with direct-conversion FPD meets this requirement by incorporating an exposure reduction mechanism matched to the high image performance of the FPD. These two technologies work in tandem to achieve an overall balance between high image quality and low exposure.

Parallel Processing Improves Throughput

The system's use of concurrent processing allows the writing of image data to and reading from a CD-R disc even during fluoroscopy and radiography. If desired, images can also be transferred to a Viewer and printed to film. Each type of processing is made as independent as possible to shorten the wait time required for peripheral, non-examination processing. The result is an improvement in overall throughput, producing a more efficient examination environment.

Wide View Field and Long Stroke Cover a Large Examination Area

The FPD's wide 17-inch view field combines with the large longitudinal stroke of the Sonialvision system to cover an extensive imaging area. Furthermore, the table's heavy-duty design supports a patient load of up to 318 kg (700 lb) in the horizontal position. This is the best in its class.

FPD Applications: Providing New Clinical Value

Our effective combination of a highly flexible table, a large view field and high resolution images from our 17-inch FPD, all applications born from creative thinking, provides you with a greater clinical advantage.

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Investigation of the reliability of spino-pelvic parameter measurements -Intraobserver and Interobserver Reliabilities- (PDF 6.26MB)

Yasuhide Koshika M.D., Ph.D.
Spine Center, Chiba Central Medical Center

X-Ray Assessment of Total Knee Arthroplasty by Tomosynthesis - Luncheon Seminar 21, 88th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association - (PDF 9.82MB)

Shuya Ide, M.D.
Department of Arthroplasty, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,
Saga University

A Study to determine the utility of the pelvic incidence measurement using tomosynthesis - 41st Annual Meeting of Japanese Hip Society - (PDF 7.27MB)

Tadahiko Ohtsuru, M.D.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University

Measurement of whole spine sagittal alignment using the SLOT radiography of the SONIALVISION safire series clinical application (PDF 3.01MB)

Kenji Endo, M.D.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tokyo Medical University Hospital

Using Tomosynthesis Images for Measuring Total Spine Alignment Parameters Using the SONIALVISION safire Series - Also Using Tomosynthesis - (PDF 5.79MB)

Mr. Yasuyuki Morita
Department of Central Radiology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital

Use of Tomosynthesis Radiography for Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) at Iida Hospital (PDF 7.36MB)

Mr. Shota Horitake
Department of Radiology, Iida Hospital

Comparison of Long View Radiography Systems (PDF 1.45MB)

Mr. Hiroki Sato
Department of Radiology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East

Applications and Present Issues of Tomosynthesis in Spine Surgery (PDF 3.01MB)

Yoshiharu Kato, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University

Can T-smart Tomosynthesis Improve Diagnostic Accuracy on THA Component Stability? (PDF 4.85MB)

Yixin Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair Dept. of Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, the 4th Clinical College of PKU

A New Side Station for T-smart (PDF 1.7MB)

Kazuhiro Mori
Medical Systems Division, Shimadzu Corporation

Evaluation of Tomosynthesis Using SONIALVISION safire Digital Table
-Based on Presentation by Dr.Flynn of Henry Ford Health System at RSNA 2006-
(PDF 6.41MB)

Tetsuo Imanishi
Medical Systems Division, Shimadzu Corporation

Latest Image Processing Technology and Application Used in X-Ray TV Systems (PDF 1.90MB)

Masaru Fukumoto
Medical Systems Division, Shimadzu Corporation

Potential of tomosynthesis as a new modality for evaluating and treating painful shoulders (PDF 1.81MB)

Satoshi Fujita, M.D.
Department of Orthopedics, Mitsubishi Kyoto Hospital

Using the SONIALVISION safire Series Tomosynthesis Application (PDF 6.47MB)

Mr.Yoshihiro Uchida
Department of Radiological Technology, Mitsubishi Kyoto Hospital

Tomosynthesis in Respiratory Medicine (PDF 6.40MB)

Takehiro Izumo, M.D., Ph.D., FCCP
Department of Endoscopy, Respiratory Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Hospital

Clinical Report on Digital Tomosynthesis - Usage experience in the otolaryngological field (cochlear implants)
(Extract from INNERVISION Vol.28 of Dec.,2013)
(PDF 7.67MB)

Mr.Hiroshi Hirano
Radiology Department, Shinshu University Hospital

Current Status and Future Possibilities of Gastrointestinal Tract Patency Evaluation Using Patency Capsules (PDF 3.34MB)

Dr.Teppei Omori
Department of Gastroenterological Medicine,Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital

Experience Using Tomosynthesis(T-smart) at Nara City Hospital (PDF 9.42 MB)

Mr. Takeshi Kuzuwa
Department of Radiology, Nara City Hospital

How Tomosynthesis Changes the Evaluation of PLIF Bone Union (PDF 2.09MB)

Shuichiro Ohno, M.D., Ph.D.
Spine Center, Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital

Application of Tomosynthesis for Colon X-Ray Examination (PDF 5.7MB)

Mr. Takashi Nonaka
Department of Radiology, Fussa Hospital

Use of Tomosynthesis at the Aizawa Hospital (PDF 5.3MB)

Mr. Masahiro Iwama
Diagnostic Imaging Center, Aizawa Hospital

Usefulness of Tomosynthesis for Orthopedics (PDF 1.88MB)

Dr. Hogaku Gen
Chiba Central Medical Center
Deputy Director, Director of Orthopedics, Director of Spine Center

Experiences Using the SONIALVISION safire Series -Investigation into Tomosynthesis of the Temporomandibular Joint- (PDF 1.02MB)

Mr.Ryohei Fukui
Division of Clinical Radiology, Tottori University Hospital

Experiences Using the SONIALVISION safire Series (PDF 4.56MB)

Mr.Manabu Takehara
Department of Radiology, Shingu Municipal Medical Center

Potential of Low-Dose Tomosynthesis for Lung Cancer Screening (PDF 3.43MB)

Ms Yuki Ito,
Department of Radiation, National Cancer Center Hospital East

Utility of Swallowing Test by Dual Energy Subtraction (DES) (PDF 2.85MB)

Mr.Yuichi Nagai,
Department of Radiation, National Cancer Center

Experiences with Cochlear Implant Examination Using Tomosynthesis (PDF 1.11MB)

Mr.Manabu Takei,
Department of Radiology, Shinshu University Hospital

Applications of Tomosynthesis to Bronchoscopic Examinations (PDF 6.30MB)

Mr.Masahiro Nakajima,
Department of Radiology, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital

Clinical Experiences with Tomosynthesis in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital (PDF 3.72MB)

Mr.Kazunori Ohashi,
Department of Radiology, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital

Utility of Slot Radiography and Epicondylar View After Implant Arthroplasties (PDF 2.29MB)

Mr.Kazuya Goto,
Department of Radiology, NTT East Corp. Sapporo Hospital

Utility of tomosynthesis in the orthopaedic surgery at the Sumitomo hospital (PDF 309KB)

Mr.Masanari Taniguchi,
Department of Radiology, Sumitomo Hospital

The Possibilities Tomosynthesis Brings to Lung Cancer Screening (PDF 1.75MB)

Report from JRC2010

Clinical Applications to Orthopaedics by New X-ray Technology (PDF 2.70MB)

Report from 83rd Annual Meeting of Japanese Orthopaedic Association

Experiences with Slot Radiography Using SONIALVISION safire17
-Applications to Limb Lengthening Surgery of the Lower Limbs-
(PDF 4.58MB)

Takahide Okamoto R.T., Ph.D.
Department of Radiology,
Teikyo University Hospital

Shimadzu Users Seminar (FPD-RF Application) (PDF 201KB)
Experiences Using SONIALVISION safire and the Utility of Tomosynthesis (PDF 5.44MB)

Mr. Masahiro Nakajima
Radiology Division,
Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital

The Clinical Utility of Tomosynthesis in Lung Cancer Diagnosis (PDF 1.84MB)

Masami Ito, MD
Division of Thoracic Oncology,
National Cancer Center Hospital East

Efforts to Reduce Dose in Chest Tomosynthesis -Targeting Lung Cancer Screening- (PDF 2.44MB)

Ms.Kaoru Shimizu
Department of Radiology,
National Cancer Center Hospital East

Clinical Experiences with Slot Radiography using SONIALVISION safire 17 and Its Utility -Lower Limb Region- (PDF 3.6MB)

Mr.Kazuya GOTO
Department of Radiology, NTT East Corp. Sapporo Hospital

Experience of Using Slot Radiography
-Experimental Use for Lower Extremity Venography-
(PDF 2.9MB)

Department of Radiology, Fussa Hospital

Clinical Experience Using the SONIALVISION safire 17
-Utility of Tomosynthesis in Orthopedic surgery-
(PDF 4.24MB)

Mr. Shouta Miura
Iwate Medical University Hospital,
Central Department of Radiology

Clinical Experience Using the Slot Scan Function with an X-Ray Fluoroscopy System (PDF 2.5MB)

Mr.Nobuhito Handa
Fukushima Medical University Hospital,
Department of Radiology

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