Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D

Innovative Key Technology

The Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D combines excellent 2D-image quality with a highly efficient intraoperative 3D imaging module. Intraoperative 3D imaging plays a vital role especially in spine procedures as well as in orthopedic and maxillofacial surgery. Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D's fully-digital, distortion-free image acquisition and processing technology raises accuracy and image quality to a previously unknown level, especially when combined with navigation systems or Computer-Assisted Surgery. The C-arm's intelligent and compact design together with its unmatched ease of use benefit both surgeons and operation staff.

Clear View

Running in pulse mode with up to 30 frames/s, the Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D produces sharp and crystal clear images. The unique 1k² imaging system with its industry-leading high-dynamic CCD camera enables a detail-rich visualization of even the finest anatomical structures.

Integrated a-Si Detector

As opposed to conventional image intensifiers, the flat-panel detector provides distortion-free imaging with a contrast range previously unseen on mobile fluoroscopy systems for leading-edge image quality. Additionally, the Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D's image processing chain is completely insensitive to strong magnetic fields, giving the user previously unknown freedom as to the site of operation of the unit.

The combination of fully-digital, distortion-free imaging with navigation systems or Computer-Assisted Surgery makes the Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D an ideal choice for advanced imaging applications for instance in the field of neurosurgery.

3D reconstruction at its best

The Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D rounds out its isocentric capabilities of the Ziehm Vision² FD Vario by adding a highly efficient intraoperative 3D imaging module.

The powerful 3D functionalities of the Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D are an invaluable help when it comes to checking the accurate placement of implants, screws and osteosynthetic material. They also provide considerably enhanced precision in bone fracture reductions and joint surface reconstructions in comparison to 2D imaging.

Intraoperative 3D imaging with the Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D provides a previously unknown degree of interventional safety at an impressive quality level and may reduce both the number of revision interventions and radiological follow-up examinations through full postoperative visual control in the OR.

Virtually Isocentric

Smart virtual mechanics

On both Vision² FD Vario models, a region of interest (ROI) that has been set once will stay in the image center during the entire isocentric image acquisition cycle. Thus your everyday clinical workflow is streamlined, while at the same time the dose exposure of operating room staff and patients is significantly reduced.

Compact design

Thanks to their sophisticated mechanical construction, our Vision² FD Vario units have the compact footprint as conventional C-arms, in spite of their added isocentric functionality. Thus you can continue to benefit from the superior mobility that is characteristic of Ziehm's C-arms, even if your OR space is scarce.

Variable isocenter

The isocenter can be adjusted to different patient positions, and not vice versa. There is no need to spend time positioning the patient to the center of the c-arm.

Freely selectable flat panel detector/object distance

This feature ensures flexibility during image capture, a larger field of view and a lower dose to the patient, as the patient can be positioned close to the flat panel detector.

Isocentric cine loop

An isocentrically acquired image series can be replayed as a cine loop. This 'iso loop' conveys a 3D-like image impression, providing an easy and reliable way for the surgeon to assess the results of an intervention in many cases.

Decisive Information Gain

A comprehensive range of viewing options, such as isocentric cine loops from 2D fluoroscopy images, volume views based on volume rendering as well as 3D slice views and Multiplanar Reconstruction (MPR) make the Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D the 'third eye' of the surgeon. An intuitive user interface provides optimum orientation within the volume and quick setting of the diagnostic slices in the coronal, axial and sagittal plane.

Safe intraoperative control

The surgeon is enabled to reliably detect malpositions before completing a surgical intervention and to correct them instantly, if necessary. This minimizes the necessity of subsequent corrective interventions, thus enhancing not only the patient's quality of life, but also relieving the hospital budget.

Reduced Radiation Exposure

Caring for the Patient and the OR Team

The Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D uses the most innovative technologies to keep X-ray dose levels to a minimum without compromising the outstanding image quality. Application-oriented anatomical programs, the monoblock generator featuring pulse technology, beam-hardening filters and a host of other carefully targeted functions will help you to achieve substantial dose savings. The freely selectable flat panel detector/object distance ensures flexibility during image capture, a larger field of view and a lower dose to the patient, as the patient can be positioned close to the image intensifier.

Exceptional Ease of Use

Convenient Operation

The 'Vision Vario Center', a touchscreen control panel featuring an intuitive interface with logical user guidance and clear icons, makes the unit extremely easy to work with and provides ergonomic access to all relevant functions that are needed for isocentric image capturing and 3D image reconstruction.

The Ziehm 'SmartEye' – a live control image provided on the Vision Vario Center – ensures accurate communication between the C-arm operator and the surgeon. Users can conveniently control the entire workflow directly from the C-arm stand and are assisted by easy-to-understand software that will guide them step-by-step through all tasks to be performed.

With a simple keystroke, you can switch from routine 2D fluoroscopy mode to isocentric or 3D mode anytime during an intervention in order to retrieve images from the system's integrated 3D workstation or to capture new 3D image data.

The Advanced Active Cooling system is able to discharge 400 watts of heat in clinical operation. Thanks to the clever heat dissipation technology, overheating during long and demanding procedures is very unlikely.

Seamless Integration

Full DICOM Functionality
An outstanding feature of the Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D is the fully integrated Ziehm NetPort interface, which provides comprehensive support for the DICOM 3.0 standard and includes options for wireless data transfer. Running in 'Primary Capture' mode, Ziehm NetPort is capable of transferring original images as well as patient data to and from the PACS and / or HIS/RIS, thus ensuring lossless digital network integration<

Extensive Archiving Possibilities
The Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D is equipped with a broad set of integrated archiving devices for convenient image storage, including:
  • • hard disk
  • • USB port
  • • DVD-writer
  • • Images can be saved in DICOM or TIF formats, downsized DICOM or JPG formats.

  • Compatibility with the Latest Navigation Systems

    Combining the Ziehm Vision² FD Vario 3D with a Computer-Assisted Surgery system creates a perfect environment for navigated surgical procedures, allowing surgeons to operate with maximum accuracy and efficiency. With the new navigation interface ‚Ziehm NaviPort' it will be possible to effortless connect any 3D navigation system to the c-arm.

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