Press release

Siemens Healthineers makes high-end X-ray technology more affordable

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  • New ceiling-mounted X-ray device Multix Impact C completes the Multix Impact family
  • myExam Companion helps technologists of every experience level achieve consistently high image quality
  • Auto Collimation of full-spine and long-leg exams enables optimal radiation dose
Siemens Healthineers completes its Multix Impact platform with the new ceiling-mounted Multix Impact C, which is joining the established floor-mounted Multix Impact. Multix Impact C introduces unique, high-end features to this family at a more economical price. Its design makes it easy to use due to a highly integrated interaction of software and hardware: Data from an integrated camera is used by the AI-based user-assisting software myExam Companion to automatically collimate the region of interest for long-leg and full-spine imaging. In the past, this process had to be performed manually. myExam Companion does it automatically, reducing exam time for the technologist and potentially radiation dose for the patient. The automatically collimated area can be adjusted, if necessary. The image from the same camera also shows a live view of the patient: This helps eliminate unnecessary retakes as the technologist can check that the patient has not moved just before the image acquisition. “Multix Impact C with myExam Companion enables technologists of any experience level to consistently obtain high-quality images. Along with the highly intuitive user interface, these features mean that only about 10 hours of training are needed to familiarize technologists with the system. This is especially important for institutions that provide many daily routine examinations and have problems attracting an experienced staff. Institutions that are already using a product in the Multix Impact family can expect less retraining effort, because the system’s controls, interfaces, and detectors are the same.” says Carsten Bertram, Head of X-ray Products at Siemens Healthineers.

Siemens Healthineers 2020

Siemens Healthineers AG (listed in Frankfurt, Germany: SHL) is shaping the future of Healthcare. As a leading medical technology company headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers worldwide through its regional companies to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving the patient experience, and digitalising healthcare. Siemens Healthineers is continuously developing its product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology. These new applications will enhance the company’s foundation in in-vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapy, and in-vivo diagnostics. Siemens Healthineers also provides a range of services and solutions to enhance healthcare providers’ ability to provide high-quality, efficient care to patients. In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, Siemens Healthineers, which has approximately 54,000 employees worldwide, generated revenue of €14.5 billion and adjusted EBIT of €2.2 billion.