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RSNA 2017: Complete mobile C-arm portfolio AHEAD with CMOS
Ziehm Imaging showcases new premium edition CMOSline for increased quality of care in daily clinical routine

Chicago, USA / Nuremberg, Germany – November 26, 2017 – At this year’s RSNA in Chicago, Ziehm Imaging strengthens its leadership in mobile C-arm imaging with a complete CMOS portfolio extending from compact mini C-arms to powerful high-end devices. The new CMOSline1 is aimed at professionals who are not content with the ordinary and who strive for the optimal. These premium C-arms offer an enhanced CMOS imaging chain from generator to detector. Furthermore, they come with a Ziehm Imaging CMOS detector that is tailored exactly to the needs of the surgeon. Based on the tried-and-true flat-panel detector, the new CMOSline enables superior image quality by showing significantly more detail. It offers greater sensitivity, enabling surgeons to achieve better resolution – especially in magnification modes – while minimizing dose levels.

At RSNA 2017, Ziehm Imaging will showcase all units in the CMOSline edition - with a 31 cm x 31 cm CMOS flat-panel detector for Ziehm Vision RFD 3D, Ziehm Vision RFD Hybrid Edition, and Ziehm Vision RFD, and a 20.5 cm x 20.5 cm CMOS flat-panel detector for Ziehm Solo FD.

Dose saving Beam Filtration technology

With the new CMOSline, Ziehm Imaging’s SmartDose² concept now comes in a further developed version with the groundbreaking Beam Filtration technology.³ The new dose reduction technique for an optimized X-ray spectrum is part of the enhanced CMOS imaging chain. This combination enables an exceptional cut in skin entrance dose for all CMOSline systems. The premium line of Ziehm Imaging C-arms thus provides excellent image quality with a significantly lower dose.

Different volume options for ideal resolution in 3D imaging

Building on more than 10 years of experience in 3D imaging, the Ziehm Vision RFD 3D CMOSline features cutting-edge CMOS technology, bundling 2D and 3D functionality for greater intraoperative control, reducing the need for postoperative CT scans, and costly corrective surgeries. This mobile C-arm is thus ideal for high-end orthopedic, trauma and spinal interventions as well as for highly specialized maxillofacial and cochlear procedures. The CMOSline offers the freedom to choose from a range of 3D volume sizes to meet diverse needs in clinical routine. In addition to the standard volume of 16 cm x 16 cm x 16 cm, the Ziehm Vision RFD 3D now also provides two additional volume sizes for specialized applications. A dedicated larger field of view with 19.8 cm x 19.6 cm x 18.0 cm (axial x sagittal x coronal) covers larger anatomical regions and delivers more structure for procedures such as pelvis surgery with 5123 voxel. The higher number of voxel in all volume sizes guarantees better resolution without increasing dose levels from those used with the convenient 3203 voxel. Further, with an edge length of 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm, the mobile 3D C-arm provides a suitable option for zoom-in or intraoperative imaging in cochlear implantations.

Compact and powerful CMOSline systems for demanding interventions

The Ziehm Vision RFD Hybrid Edition4 is the first fully motorized mobile C-arm for the hybrid OR. The system is a space and cost saving alternative to fix installed systems for highly demanding cardiovascular procedures. The Ziehm Vision RFD, featuring a powerful generator and a reliable cooling system, is the solution of choice for vascular and demanding spine or pelvic trauma surgery. Both systems will be showcased with a 31 cm x 31 cm CMOS detector at RSNA for the first time. Due to its versatile design, the Ziehm Solo FD ensures maximum flexibility even in small operating theaters. The C-arm is ideally suited for orthopedic, trauma and pain management procedures. Being the first Ziehm Imaging system with a CMOS flat-panel detector, Ziehm Solo FD now features further CMOSline advantages such as the dose saving Beam Filtration technology.  

OrthoScan mini C-arms for fluoroscopy of the extremities

In addition to the mobile C-arms of Ziehm Imaging, the mini C-arms of sister company OrthoScan will be on display at booth 3965, Expo Hall A, South Building. The mini C-arms are mainly used in orthopedic surgical procedures such as hand and foot surgery. 

Visit Ziehm Imaging: booth #6119, Expo Hall B, North Building

About Ziehm Imaging

Founded in 1972, Ziehm Imaging has stood for the development, manufacturing and worldwide marketing of mobile X-ray-based imaging solutions for more than 45 years. Employing more than 500 people worldwide, the company is the recognized innovation leader in the mobile C-arm industry and a market leader in Germany and other European countries. The Nuremberg-based manufacturer has received several awards for its ground-breaking technologies and achievements, including the Frost & Sullivan Award (various years), the iF Design Award 2011 and 2016, the Top100 award for innovative mid-size companies 2012, the Stevie Awards 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017, the German Stevie Award and the IAIR Global Awards 2014 as “Best Company for Innovation & Leadership”. For more information please visit: or

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1 CMOSline represents a system configuration that is based on a Ziehm Imaging CMOS flat-panel detector.

2 The technology Beam Filtration reduces dose exposure for all CMOSline systems in comparison to conventional filtration techniques (Status before September 2017). Data on File. Results may vary.

³ The technology Beam Filtration reduces dose exposure for all CMOSline systems in comparison to conventional filtration techniques (Status before September 2017). Data on File. Results may vary.

4 Ziehm Vision RFD Hybrid Edition represents a group of optional hardware and software that creates an option package on the device named Ziehm Vision RFD.