Siemens to reveal new intraoperative 3D imaging system at RSNA

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Siemens Medical Solutions is introducing a new mobile C-arm with intra-operative three dimensional (3D) imaging capabilities to generate 3D images directly in the operating room (OR) at next week's Radiological Society of North America meeting, Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, in Chicago.

Siemens' ARCADIS Orbic 3D is suited for intra-operative 3D imaging of bones and joints of the upper and lower extremities; cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine; pelvis and hip; and maxillofacial areas, Siemens said.

The new mobile C-arm incorporates a fully digital 1,024 x 1,024 (1K2) imaging chain, from image acquisition to image processing and documentation. Additionally, ARCADIS Orbic 3D provides high power and fast scan times: 3D image data acquisition with 50 or 100 images is completed in 30 or 60 seconds and can be repeated as often as necessary to include any anatomical changes that may occur in the OR field during surgery, Siemens said.

ARCADIS Orbic 3D utilizes Siemens syngo user-interface that enables clinicians to easily perform advanced networking and 3D image post-processing. The system can be equipped with NaviLink 3D, an interface for direct 3D navigation. The interface combines the imaging capabilities of ARCADIS Orbic 3D with high-precision surgical navigation, eliminating the need for manual alignment of the anatomy to the 3D images.