Musculoskeletal disorders / Orthopedics


As a pioneer in medical X-rays, Shimadzu uses cultivated technology to provide strong support to the field of orthopedics through our diagnostic imaging systems that achieve low dose and high image quality and combine operability to enable concentration on patient care. We also offer comprehensive innovative solutions for diagnosing and treating bone diseases that increase with age.


*1: For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
*2: This technology/measure is still currently in research and development. For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
*3: The availability of this product is limited in Japan only, as of April 2022.

Clinical Use

Tomographic imaging

Tomosynthesis is the imaging technology that fuses cone-beam CT reconstruction with digital image processing to produce multiple images specified cross-sections from a single tomography scan. This application is available with Shimadzu general radiography system and R/F system. Tomosynthesis images have minimal influence from the metal artifacts usually seen on CT images. Therefore, Tomosynthesis is nowadays spotlighted in orthopedics for the follow-up diagnoses of the patient with metal implants.

Digital tomography technology

Tomosynthesis on a fluoroscopy system


Tomosynthesis on a radiography system

Clinical Use

Long view imaging

This application provides simple operation, a large imaging area, and easy-to-interpret images for efficient examination and accurate diagnosis. It is available with the Shimadzu R/F system and general radiography systems.

Long view imaging

Slot Radiography on a fluoroscopy system


Speed Stitch on a radiography system

Clinical Use

High-function, high-throughput general radiography

General radiography is usually most often performed in X-ray examinations. To improve operability and throughput, our systems have an auto-positioning function and power assist function, reducing the burden on operators, reducing total examination time, and allowing the busy healthcare workers to focus more on patient care. (Available functions depend on the system model, etc.)

General radiography system

Digital Radiography System -
RADspeed Pro style edition featuring GLIDE TechnologyTM

Clinical Use

Mobile radiography for hospital rounds

The collapsible column provides a virtually unobstructed wide field of view during travel, making it ideal for daily hospital rounds. The optimized power assist system delivers smooth, light touch driving. The low-profile and curved shape provides open space behind the mobile cart, allowing for a more natural driving position. The embedded 19-inch touch panel display is excellent for quickly viewing images in just 2 seconds after exposure, which is especially useful in emergency rooms(ER). (Specifications and available functions vary depending on the system, FPD model, etc.)

Mobile X-ray system

Digital Radiographic Mobile X-ray System -
MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 Version

Clinical Use


The enlarged wide, open C-arm realizes easy approaches to the patient minimizing the interface with the operating table. On the other side, the minimized system width of just 80cm makes it much easier to move through narrow doors or position the unit in a busy operating room with many surgical devices. The "Touch Focus" option will help you provide the proper image optimization, in real time, focused on your region of interest.

Mobile C-arm Imaging System 


Clinical Use

Artificial joint replacement support

The quality of life of an arthralgia patient has been dramatically improved by artificial joint replacement. T-smart (Tomosynthesis-Shimadzu Metal Artifact Reduction Technology) on our fluoroscopy system and general radiography system provides enhanced tomographic images by suppressing the artifacts around the metal objects even further. This application greatly helps in follow-up replacement surgeries, as it precisely enables diagnoses of the boundary between bone and implant. 

Digital tomography technology

Tomosynthesis and T-smart PRO assisted by AI (Artificial intelligence) on a fluoroscopy system


Tomosynthesis and T-smart on a radiography system

Follow up of after BHA (Bipolar Hip Arthroplasty ) (Courtesy of Kanazawa University Hospital, Japan )