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RADspeed

The High-Performance General Radiographic System that Improves Workflow and Achieves Dose Reduction

BEST OF BREED CHRISTIE INNOMED

Summary

This state-of-the-art automatic general radiographic system is based on the extensive experience and expertise Shimadzu cultivated as a pioneer in medical diagnostic imaging systems. It minimizes X-ray dose and improves examination workflow. Available only from Shimadzu, this system utilizes the latest technologies that are gentler to humans and provide a more comfortable examination environment for the patient and operator alike.

Clinical Applications


  • Pulmonary CXR

  • Abdominal/Contrast

  • Musculskeletal

  • Pediatric

  • Scoliosis

  • Leg Length

Technology

Sophisticated Synchronization Functions Make System Operation Even Easier


Revolutionary Auto-Positioning Feature Allows the Operator to Focus On Patient Care (Optional)
The auto-positioning feature is interlocked with the APRs. This function moves the ceiling-mounted X-ray tube support to any desired position at the press of a single possible to make fine positioning corrections extremely simple.button and can automatically set the X-ray tube angle. Effortless tube positioning allows the operator to focus on patient care. Naturally, manual operation is also possible to make fine positioning corrections extremely simple.


Pressing a single button on the remote control smoothly moves the ceilingmounted X-ray tube support to preregistered positions. Movement stops immediately after the remote control button is released. Up to two remote control units can be used.



APRs Synchronized with the X-Ray High Voltage Generator
Radiography parameters and techniques can be changed beside the patient as well as on the wall-mounted console in the control room. The operator can prepare for radiography without leaving the patient. This sophisticated synchronization of the X-ray tube support and X-ray high voltage generator effectively exploits the convenience of dual consoles.


Synchronized Vertical Movements of X-Ray Tube Unit and BK-200 Bucky Table (Optional)
The focal point of the X-ray tube unit moves up and down in conjunction with the vertical positioning of the X-ray Bucky stand and X-ray Bucky table. This allows the operator to attend the patient in a standing position while positioning the equipment. For a table study, the X-ray tube automatically moves to a preset SID, enabling accurate and fast positioning.


BK-200 Bucky Unit Automatically Follows Irradiation (Optional)
Easily synchronize the longitudinal travel of the table's Bucky unit with the X-ray tube support position. In addition, for oblique radiography, the X-ray field can be controlled according to the APR. Synchronization between the X-ray field and Bucky unit provides fast positioning even for complex orthopedic positioning.


Supports Highly Accurate Linkless Linear Tomography (Optional)
Linear tomography can be performed easily by simply setting the section height and other parameters at the X-ray tube unit.
 





Next-Generation Collimator Reduces X-Ray Dose to the Patients


Auto-Filtering Feature Automatically Switches to the Optimal Filter for Each Selected APR (Optional)
When the APR is selected for the region being imaged, the collimator filter also switches. Using the filter preset for each APR, such as the extremities or abdomen, minimizes unnecessary exposure to obtain high-quality radiographic images at the optimal X-ray dose.



Rubber-Cushioned Collimator
The perimeter of the collimator emission port is covered with rubber to cushion the impact if a patient bumps into the collimator.


Confirm X-Ray Beam Projection Field Immediately Before Exposure
When controlling radiography operations from the control room, the irradiation field lamp automatically turns on before exposure to allow confirmation of the region to be imaged.


Easily Attach Line Marker to Collimator Confirm X-Ray Beam Projection Field Immediately Before Exposure (Optional)
Red laser mark clearly indicates center of the irradiation field.


Click-Stop Collimator Rotation (Optional)
When rotating the collimator relative to the X-ray tube, the collimator can be click-stopped in 3 positions, 0 degrees and ±45 degrees, allowing quick adjustment of collimation. (The collimator can also be quickly returned to the original (0°) position.)


Area Dosimeter / Calculated Dosimeter (Optional)
For lower dose, either Area dosimeter or Calculated dosimeter option is selectable. Area dosimeter measures dose information and transfers it to the X-ray high-voltage generator. Calculated Dosimeter calculates and displays the dose information before exposure based on the radiography parameter and distance to patients.
 




 
Our Caring Subtle Improvements Make Your Operation Even Easier


Ceiling-Mounted X-Ray Tube Support for Versatile Positioning
X-ray tube support vertical range of 1,600 mm ensures sufficient SID when examining supine patients and low focal point radiography of standing patients. This support also rotates on the vertical and horizontal axis in addition to fixed positioning at any desired angle, enabling fast positioning at complex angles for orthopedic applications.





Cushioning Gently Protects Patients
If a patient suddenly sits up after an examination, they could potentially hit their head on the instrument. Therefore, the bottom of the X-ray tube support is covered with rubber cushioning material to carefully protect patient.


Bucky Stand and Table Grids Are Removable
Removing the grid during radiography allows reducing the exposure dose level in pediatric and orthopedic applications. Radiography is also possible using a phototimer.


Design Concept Pursues Durability
The Bucky table can support 295 kg (650 lbs). The ceiling-traversing overhead X-ray tube crane coupled with the Bucky device ensures easy operation and features a highly rigid construction and a durable shock-absorption mechanism. RADspeed is a high-reliability radiography system that offers extreme carefree longevity for the X-ray department.



Tilting Bucky Stand
These novel Bucky stands have been launched to synchronize vertical movement with the X-ray tube support and synchronize the irradiation field with the collimator. A tilting stand is also available that allows switching of the Bucky table angle. This provides even smoother positioning for the many positions required for general radiography.
 





Easy-to-Operate, Fully Featured, Intelligent X-Ray High Voltage Generator



Patient Care Concept
Color-Coded Status Indicator The console panel indicates the status of the X-ray generator using color perimeter display with audible sound. The hand switch also lights up to indicate ‘Ready Status’. This advanced feature allows the operator to concentrate on patient care:


Infant and frail elderly patients who need constant attention
Split-second timing is required for patients who have difficulty holding their breath.
Quick positioning and image capture when required


Illumination Color and Alarm Sound When Preparation for Exposure Is Complete
The LCD screen and illumination color can change according to the Bucky table or X-ray tube settings selected. Different alarm sounds can also be specified for various events, such as when preparation for exposure is complete.


Advanced APR Allows 800 Different Radiography Parameter Configurations. Seven Exposure Directions
Advanced APR (Anatomical Program) Up to 800 Anatomical Programs can be registered on the system. Registering the conditions as programs associated with examination area and technique allows conditions to be set up smoothly. Each technique selection has 10 anatomical regions that can be selected. Each anatomical region has 15 user-definable techniques associated with it. Furthermore, up to 7 different directions can be stored in each technique key; each time one direction is taken, the exposure conditions can be automatically changed according to the next direction. This feature is particularly effective for inspections of areas requiring exposure from several different directions, such as for orthopedic surgery.


X-Ray Tube Unit Quick Ready Function
If the [Quick Ready] button on the console is pressed, the X -ray tube anode starts rotating before the exposure operation. (Only with highspeed- rotation X-ray tubes) This permits rapid radiography by halving the time required to prepare for exposures in comparison with previous models. (This function can also be operated from the X-ray tube support unit.)
 





Combination with DR system Evolves Your Workflow


Using a DR system saves more than 60% of your time because registering the patient and cassette handling are no longer a part of the workflow.  You can perform your examination and read the image in a few moments wherever you are.  Also Auto field size selection of collimator and Auto Stitching-Speed Stitch is available with DR system.


Combination with DR system Evolves Your Workflow

Benefits

Sophisticated Synchronization Functions Make System Operation Even Easier


Next-Generation Collimator Reduces X-Ray Dose to the Patients


Our Caring Subtle Improvements Make Your Operation Even Easier


Easy-to-Operate, Fully Featured, Intelligent X-Ray High Voltage Generator


Combination with DR system Evolves Your Workflow

About the Manufacturer

SHIMADZU


To carry out our role in the early diagnosis of disease and the improvement of cure rates, Shimadzu provides a broad range of diagnostic imaging equipment.


At this time, a number of innovations are occurring at the leading edges of medical treatment. In the field of diagnostic imaging, Shimadzu has developed the direct conversion flat panel detector (FPD) that provides heretofore unavailable high-quality images. We are also the first in the world to market the circulatory organ diagnostic system on which this detector is mounted. Additionally, we have developed a variety of other diagnostic systems that utilize this FPD. Shimadzu is now a leading pioneer of these new types of diagnostic imaging.


Furthermore, recent IT technology developments are introducing efficient diagnostic systems to a variety of medical treatment areas. Shimadzu is supporting the renovation of IT systems in hospitals and medical centers by providing digital processing systems that incorporate the newest IT technology wherever possible and can process many kinds of medical information, including examination images.