Siemens presents new lithotripter for mobile urology platform

27 March 2007

Siemens has added the Modularis Variostar lithotripter to its Modularis urology platform. The module is suited to both overtable and undertable procedures and a complete range of new ergonomic features simplifies operation and daily work with the unit.

Additionally, in combination with Siemens' Arcadis C-arm system, the Modularis Variostar serves as the link between the urology department and the hospital’s information systems.

Given its modular design, the Modularis urology platform is suited to all conceivable urology applications: from traditional urodiagnostics, to extra- and intracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWL, ISWL), to endourological interventions and orthopaedic pain therapy.

Flexible positioning offers complete freedom for conventional and case-specific stone treatments. As a result, the patient can remain in a comfortable supine position during stone therapy. All modules can be controlled centrally using the new, intuitive remote control. Even C-arm angulation, which is required for localizing the stone, can be triggered automatically. In addition, the physician can easily check the position of the lithotripsy module relative to the C-arm using an integrated focus control.

Flexible energy adaptation means the shockwave system is well suited to stone therapy in paediatrics and well as for the disintegration of entire ureteral stones. Moreover, it can be used for ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) in orthopaedic applications such as treatment for tennis or golf elbow and pseudarthrosis.

The Modularis Variostar can be combined with almost all mobile C-arm systems from Siemens. A central remote control positions the motor-driven C-arm precisely. A special mechanism allows for C-arm systems from most other manufacturers to be connected as well.

Additionally, the software of the Arcadis C-arm system from Siemens provides an easy link between the urology department and the hospital network. With its intuitive user interface, the unique syngo IT platform links together practically all Siemens imaging systems.

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