Ziehm Vision FD was the first mobile C-arm worldwide to offer flat-panel detector technology. The latest generation delivers fully digital, distortion-free images with over 16,000 shades of gray. High dynamic range imaging plus low radiation levels clearly set Ziehm Imaging’s C-arms apart from competitor systems. Ziehm Vision FD has a large C-arm opening for easy patient positioning as well as a monitor cart with an intuitive touchscreen and two monochrome 18” flatscreen monitors. The monoblock generator’s unique liquid cooling system (Advanced Active Cooling) is specially designed for extended use in operating theaters. Ziehm Vision FD is recommended for applications like spine surgery, neurosurgery, and vascular procedures.
Ziehm Vision FD Highlights:
- Flat-panel technology: Fully digital imaging chain for distortion-free images without loss of quality
- Large field of view thanks to larger surface area and the panel’s square format
- ODDC (Object Detected Dose Control) for optimized image quality, even if an object is moving or the region of interest is not centered
- Large C-arm opening of 90 cm
Ziehm Vision FD Ease of Use:
- Easy patient positioning in the OR thanks to larger C-arm opening
- Synchronized touchscreen user interfaces (Ziehm Vision Center) on C-arm and monitor cart
- Steer and brake functions activated via a single lever (EasyDrive System)
- Color levers allow staff to quickly identify desired movement (optional)
- Remote Vision Center for sterile bedside control (optional)
Ziehm Vision FD Image quality:
- 1k x 1k image matrix for high resolution
- Over 16,000 shades of gray
- Adaptive filter ZAIP integrated
Ziehm Vision FD Specifications:
Excellent Results: A range of finely tuned components ensures highest image quality and lowest dose levels
Sharp Pulses for Sharper Images
Ziehm Vision² comes with a highly compact monoblock generator. It generates up to 30 short, sharp pulses per second (25 pulses per second with a flat-panel detector), producing crystal-clear images even if the patient is moving. This intelligent pulse technology also reduces dose.
High Dynamic Range Camera System
The high-resolution CCD camera, which enables anatomic visualization in a high dynamic range, is a key component in the imaging chain. With 1k × 1k resolution and more than 4,000 shades of gray, it visualizes even the smallest anatomical structures. Optional flat-panel technology raises this to even more than 16,000 shades of gray for even more detailed images.
Among monitors, Ziehm Imaging’s two 18″ TFT screens stand out for their exceptional brightness and contrast. Even at a distance, the high-resolution monitors provide the physician with the ability to visualize the finest details – from every angle.
Automatic Adjustment: ODDC provides superb image quality, systematically reducing dose levels for both staff and patients.
Ziehm Vision² greatly simplifies patient positioning and dose control. ODDC technology (object detected dose control) creates a matrix over the entire scan field and uses 256 measurement cells to scan the region of interest in real time. All settings, including output levels and noise filters, are automatically adapted to the patient’s position.
Real-Time Motion Detection
ODDC’s measurement cells automatically detect motion in patient anatomy. This means that the pulse frequency can be automatically lowered if the patient is stationary. If, however, motion is detected in the region of interest, the pulse frequency automatically increases to a maximum of 30 pulses per second, eliminating motion artifacts.
Automatic Metal Correction
ODDC reduces over penetration. The system detects metal parts in the scanned zone (plates, pins, instruments or implants) and automatically adjusts generator output and video signal.
New Dimension in Usability. Ziehm Vision: supports your clinical workflow and sets standards for intuitive guidance.
With a footprint of 8.6 sq ft (0.8 m²), Ziehm Vision² is one of the smallest C-arms on the market. Its compact design and easy-drive system means it can be maneuvered with minimal effort during procedures. All steering and braking functions are activated from a single lever. All C-arm movements are fully counterbalanced in every position, making the unit extremely comfortable to use.
The Ziehm Vision Center is a rotating and tilting touchscreen control panel mounted to the C-arm mobile stand that provides access to the same controls found on the monitor cart. It offers an intelligent workflow that makes operating the C-arm easy and intuitive. The user benefits from synchronized touchscreens on the monitor cart and the C-arm, coupled with clear and easy-to- follow icons. From a short-list of anatomical programs, the operator simply selects the desired option and the Ziehm Vision Center automatically adjusts the system performance to the region of interest, always ensuring the best image quality and lowest dose levels.
Fit for The Future
The graphical user interface is a touchscreen with an open, modular software architecture, ensuring maximum flexibility. The Ziehm Vision² user interface can be easily upgraded and expanded with additional software modules without the need for hardware changes.
C-arms need to be in continuous use during lengthy and demanding procedures such as vascular and cardiac interventions. Ziehm Vision²’s Advanced Active Cooling system (AAC) keeps the generator at an ideal operating temperature and in the event of a temperature increase, the pulse frequency is automatically reduced, until the generator’s temperature has cooled down. This guarantees uninterrupted usage especially during long and difficult procedures.
The open interface, Ziehm NetPort, enables easy integration into existing IT networks so patient data saved in optional DICOM 3.0 format is transferred – via WLAN for example – to the PACS or HIS/RIS. Data can be retrieved from the monitor cart at any time. Data can also be backed up to DVD or USB and be printed on transparencies or paper. Compatibility with navigation systems
Ziehm Vision with a 9″ (23 cm) image intensifier is compatible with 2D navigation systems to enable real-time navigation and pin-point precision during surgical procedures.
Broadest Application Spectrum. Ziehm units are engineered for the widest range of clinical applications.
The Ziehm Vision is the solution of choice for demanding minimally invasive and interventional procedures such as vascular surgery, interventional cardiac imaging, neurosurgery, orthopedics and trauma surgery. Equipped with leading-edge flat-panel technology, Ziehm Vision FD is also ideally suited to procedures requiring refined image quality with a larger field of view.