Motorized C-arm for use in hybrid ORs

Ziehm Imaging’s Vision RFD
Hybrid Edition system is a mobile C-arm tailored exactly to hybrid OR
requirements, featuring intuitive joystick operation, a 25 kW generator,
various safety functions, and maximum image quality with minimal dose. The new
system offers a flexible, space- and cost-saving alternative to fix installed
systems. “With the new generation of the Ziehm Vision RFD Hybrid Edition we are
offering, for the first time, full motorization of a mobile C-arm in four axes:
horizontal, vertical, orbital rotation and in angulation. Each position can be
stored at the touch of a button and called up again at any time,” says Klaus
Hörndler, managing director of Ziehm Imaging. “This allows the operator to
access the desired viewing angles and anatomic visualizations without having to
constantly reposition the system on the OR table.”  The operator must deliberately touch any two
contact  points on the joystick (Position
Control Center) with the fingers to activate movement of the C-arm – so any
accidental operation of the C-arm is prevented. The  joystick module also has a function for
defining an  isocenter around which the
system moves  concentrically. In addition
to numerous orthopedic  applications
(e.g. spine surgery), the isocentric functionality offers added clinical value,
in particular for  cardiac applications.

Ziehm Imaging motorized C-arms are equipped with Distance
Control – an assistance system supporting non-contact collision protection. The
automatic surface detection is integrated around the lower edge of the
flat-panel. In the patient’s proximity, the motorized movement is slowed down.
The movement stops immediately before entering a defined safety zone. The new
Hybrid Edition is the only mobile C-arm to offer an active liquid cooling
system (Advanced Active Cooling) in the standard version – this was previously
only the case for fix installed systems. Advanced Active Cooling keeps the
generator at a consistent operating temperature thus ensuring reliable imaging
without interruption even during lengthy procedures.