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FDA clears new C-arm from Siemens

by Loren Bonner, DOTmed News Online Editor | April 04, 2014
Siemens' Cios Alpha C-arm
Siemens Healthcare announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared its new mobile C-arm, the Cios Alpha.

The C-arm is a flat-panel detector that also combines a power output of 25 kilowatts and has a field of view that the company said is up to 25 percent larger than conventional C-arms.

Other features include workflow improvements such as a user-friendly touch screen interface, a unique position storage feature, and an active cooling system that helps to ensure exceptional image quality during prolonged interventions.

"With imaging technology that helps overcome disruption and reduce inefficiency in the OR, the new Cios Alpha mobile C-arm will aid surgical teams in maximizing productivity and fostering a higher quality of patient care across multiple disciplines," said Laurie Fisher, vice president of X-ray products for Siemens Healthcare.

Siemens said the C-arm is ideal for vascular, orthopedic and urological procedures.

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