July 12, 2022 | News & Notices
Release of a New Type of Mobile X-ray System for Outside of Japan
Accommodating a Wide Range of Needs for Mobile X-ray Systems
MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 Version v type Mobile X-ray System
Shimadzu Corporation announces the addition of the new MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 Version v type digital mobile X-ray system to the lineup, for release outside Japan on July 11. This system incorporates digital radiography (DR), which is in demand outside Japan.
This product is being displayed at the AHRA (American Healthcare Radiology Administrators) Annual Meeting and Exposition, held in Phoenix in the US from July 11 to 13.
Mobile X-ray systems provide diagnostic imaging and can travel to patient rooms, operating rooms, emergency areas, and wherever else they are needed to perform X-ray examinations. Shimadzu mobile X-ray systems are equipped with GLIDE Technologies™, a proprietary motorized assist that enables smooth, nimble operation with tight turns. To date, to suit the medical facility, Shimadzu has provided 3 types of DR units having different types of digital X-ray detectors (FPD: flat panel detector) and a built-in digital system. We have sold a total of more than 7,000 digital mobile X-ray systems worldwide.
Shimadzu has now added the new type to meet demand outside Japan, which means that four variations are now available on the market outside Japan to accommodate the needs of our customers.
Since 2020, the need for mobile X-ray systems has expanded globally in order to diagnose pneumonia resulting from COVID-19 infections. This increase in demand is continuing even now in some regions and emerging nations. In addition, the DR units for various X-ray systems used in medical facilities have diversified in recent years, and Shimadzu is striving to enhance the lineup to meet the needs of our customers.
Features of the Shimadzu MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 Version System
The system can be moved easily to the location where an X-ray examination is needed. In terms of positioning the system for radiography, extending and positioning the support column holding the X-ray tube is easy. After acquiring images, the images can be checked immediately on the built-in (19-inch square) monitor. When traveling, the support column folds away above the main unit, so that the system can be moved safely with nothing obstructing the operator’s view.
In the market outside Japan, the DR units are now selectable from the four types. For all DR types, three sizes of FPD are available, ranging from the compact size for imaging neonatal babies to the large size.
GLIDE Technologies is a trademark of Shimadzu Corporation or its affiliated companies in Japan and/or other countries.
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MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 Version v type