New Ziehm Solo C-Arm for Letterkenny General Hospital
14 May 2012
The Urology day care facility at Letterkenny General Hospital in Ireland has taken delivery of a new mobile image intensifier from Xograph Healthcare.
The new Ziehm C-Arm is configured as a single mobile unit, a separate conventional monitor cart not being an essential requirement, making it one of the most compact C-Arms available. This, together with excellent manoeuvrability, makes the Ziehm Solo the ideal mobile C-Arm to work in the limited space available in today’s operating and medical procedure rooms.
The Solo delivers excellent 1k2 image performance for imaging of the kidneys, ureters and bladder and has a dedicated anatomical imaging program for the urinary tract as well as programs for other anatomical regions and applications. Just one touch of the program key selects all imaging parameters followed by a press of the fluoroscopy hand or foot switch to produce optimum quality images.
The Solo exhibits the same touchscreen user interface as the Ziehm Vision series making it very familiar to existing users when customers standardise on the Ziehm platform. The Ziehm Solo is DICOM 3.0 conformant and the wireless networking option is extremely convenient to use for retrieving patient worklists and sending images to PACS.
Eleanor Monaghan, Radiology Services Manager at Letterkenny General Hospital, commented: “The Ziehm Solo will be an invaluable addition to the Urology department. It will enable us to produce high quality images which can be sent effortlessly to PACS using wireless networking technology, not only this but the unit is also very user friendly and easy to understand.”
Mike Biro, General Manager at Xograph Healthcare, said: “I am delighted that Letterkenny General Hospital have purchased a Ziehm Solo Mobile C-Arm. The unit is already confirming itself as the most popular newly purchased mobile C-Arm in Ireland. The Ziehm Solo’s superb image quality brings instant benefits by helping provide greater surgical confidence thereby reducing procedure times and most importantly resulting in improved patient outcomes.”