HELIOS DRF, Full digital remote controlled table
Helios DRF has been designed with a privilege to the aspects of lightness, compactness and reduced dimensions. Each movement has been optimized to facilitate the use by the operator and to ensure maximum patient safety, preventing his movements during the examination. The minimum height from ground of the patient tabletop is just 45 cm, the lowest of the category. The access is made easier for any kind of patient.
Only 45 cm from the ground, best in category
The minimum height from ground of the patient tabletop is just 45 cm, the lowest of the category. The access is made easier for any kind of patient. Best in accessibility, best in safe.
X-ray Tube motorized rotation ± 180°
It allows the directing of the beam towards any external receptor devices. As an example, when the table is tilted at +90°, the x-ray tube can be directed towards a stretcher or a wall stand. It is activated from remote or from the two control boards placed on DRF (B) and tube front (A).
FFD 180 cm (optional 200 cm)
Adjustable focus to film distance from 105 to 180 cm, as an Option 200 cm. Helios DRF allows chest examinations directly on the table, be it in horizontal or vertical position.
The table is supplied with one or more extractable grids having different focal distances. Two rails under the flat panel group allow quick and safe parking. The operator can select among the following modes:
Fixed grid on field
Out of field grid
Best patient comfort
The large dimensions of the tabletop 250x80cm (optional 250×80 cm) linked to the longitudinal excursion of the X-ray tube column and detector allow a patient total scan of 210 cm. In this case there is no need to reposition the patient. It is a perfect solution when the patient is not collaborating.
The tube motorized rotation is suitable to the execution of tomography and oblique projections without the mechanical bar support. The tomography (up to 5 tilting angles) is bidirectional and can be done in each position of the table and dynamic flat panel.
Integrated remote control console
Remote control console with 19” touch screen monitor. It allows all table movements, exam preparation and generator settings. The console includes an additional set of 4 joysticks to control the main movements like tilting, longitudinal travel, column displacement, etc.
All tables controls are further duplicated on the two control boards placed on Flat panel and X-ray tube front.
When the TLK option is chosen, the tilting movement of the patient tabletop clears the exam area from itself so allowing contact radiographies as well as exams on patients on stretchers (radiography and fluoroscopy).
Helios DRF can be combined to the use of a tube stand, a vertical stand and a 35×43 or 43×43 cm cassette-sized wireless flat panel.
With the integrated use of a wireless portable detector and a ceiling tube stand, the system achieves maximum flexibility making imaging possible everywhere in the room, as conducting examinations on patients in wheelchairs or stretchers. Adding a vertical bucky stand would complete the spectrum of upright examinations such as lateral projections.
A single acquisition console is able to capture images coming from both the dynamic and static panel.
“Two in One” full digital acquisition system
Complete dynamic procedures and high-resolution radiographic acquisitions for a full range of fluoroscopic, angiographic and radiographic applications.
Dynamic Imaging and angiographic applications:
- Gastrointestinal examinations
- Urogenital tract examinations
- Step Angio (optional)
- Digital angiography (optional) *
- ADigital subtracted angiography (optional) *
Static Imagingo for radiographic examinations
- Vertebral column
- Upper and lower extremities
- Long image display or stitching (optional) *
Long Image Visalization
The stitching function consists of an automatic reconstruction of an X- ray image starting from a series of images acquired at fixed frequency during the scanning of the patient. The image is reconstructed, keeping all original pixels, and can be viewed on the monitor, processed, printed or sent to the network. This function is usually used for the scan of spine and lower arts. Using the “stitching” command, the system automatically generates a sequence of acquisitions according to the number of frames selected by the operator (2 for 60 cm, 3 for 90 cm, 4 for 120 cm length). Afterwards, the software links the images to get a single one shown in approximately 5 seconds.
The Tomosynthesis is a technique which allows the reconstruction of volumetric images starting from a finite number of bi-dimensional projections taken at different tube angles. This is given by the separation of the acquisition process from the visualization one.
Among the advantages with respect to CT scan technique, it is well accepted by those patients affected by severe claustrophobia. Tomosynthesis has several areas of application including:
– Weight bearing views
– Knee pain
– Spontaneous Osteonecrosis
– Bone on bone
– Worn cartilage
Simulazione software della griglia antidiffusione
Through the Software Grid, it is possible to take grid-less examination and, consequently, to reduce patient dose. An algorithm simulates the physical grid resulting into high resolution images with no artifacts.
It is mainly recommended for thorax or abdomen exams where the x-ray diffusion is generally very high.
Through the dual energy (DE) acquisition, the software generates three different images.
The first one shows the soft tissues, the second image shows the bones and the third is an overlap of the first two images. This is an ideal technique for chest x-rays as it helps in detecting pulmonary nodules. Moreover, dosage in DE is by far lower than in dedicated CT scans, which can be considered as a second level analysis.
Elevato flusso di esami, completa connettività
Efficienza “2 in 1”
Con Helios DRF si riduce enormemente il tempo per l’esecuzione di esami combinati di scopia e grafica, potendoli adesso effettuare sulla stessa apparecchiatura con tecnica digitale diretta.
L’utilizzo delle cassette e delle sviluppatrici tende ormai al disuso. Con Helios DRF le immagini sono fruibili in tempo reale, riducendo così sia i tempi di attesa per il paziente sia i tempi di preparazione per
Il sistema è pienamente compatibile con il protocollo Dicom 3.0 e permette la totale integrazione ad ogni HIS/RIS e PACS aziendale già esistente. Al fine di eliminare completamente le pellicole è possibile inoltre creare CD e DVD direttamente da console con il masterizzatore
integrato, oppure inviare in stampa solo le immagini più significative