Cios Spin Mobile 3D C-Arm for Orthopedic Surgery
Siemens Healthineers has unveiled a new mobile C-arm, the Cios Spin, that can provide both 2D and 3D imaging in just about any operating room. Mostly intended for orthopedic procedures, the device allows clinicians that are currently using 2D C-arms to upgrade to 3D capability and see things in a much more intuitive perspective. Positioning implants and driving screws into bones requires great accuracy and a clear understanding of the tissues being worked.
The Cios Spin features the company’s Retina 3D scan technology, an imaging volume of 16 cubic centimeters (8 cm on a side), metal artifact reduction, and iso-centric technology. Siemens Healthineers claim it provides “outstanding 3D image quality in heavy patients” thanks to 25 kW of output power with up to 250 mA tube current and Simens’ “Energy Storage Unit” which seems to be a powerful capacitor that can provide thrice the applicable power at any time.
3D scans take no more than 30 seconds and preparation is purportedly intuitive and quick on a touchscreen display. The system automatically identifies screws within the 3D scans and immediately offers an optimal view to the localized screws.