Siemens introduces Modularis VarioStar lithotripsy system

29 August 2006

Malvern, Pa., USA. Siemens Medical Solutions has launched the Modularis VarioStar*, an innovative lithotripsy systems for urology. Based on the Modularis platform, the VarioStar is designed to offer the highest flexibility in patient positioning and treatment, and to provide new ergonomic features for clinicians.

Developed to offer flexibility for a broad range of urological procedures, the Modularis VarioStar therapy is designed with a head that can be moved into undertable and overtable positions, and also to provide a high degree of angulation freedom for conventional and case-specific stone treatment.

A rotating therapy head was included in this design plan to allow ureter stones to be disintegrated as the patient lies in a comfortable supine position. Treatment efficiency of Modularis VarioStar is intended with its shockwave system Cplus.

The Modularis VarioStar was developed to be combined with the majority of Siemens' mobile C-arms and to be controlled by a central hand control, including motorized stone localization. Since Siemens' Arcadis C-arms feature the unique software platform syngo, all network functions are designed on the system, including LithoReport for patient data management. Its universal coupling bridge was developed to allow the system to be compatible with other manufacturers' C-arms as well.

The Modularis platform offers different configurations for a full range of urological applications to meet individual requirements and budgets. When configuring Modularis, medical facilities will be able to choose from two lithotripsy modules: Modularis VarioStar, with flexible therapy positions, and LITHOSTAR Modularis Vario, economical version for undertable treatments.

* Modularis VarioStar requires 510(k) review, and is not yet commercially available in the U.S.

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