Shimadzu Corporation, founded in 1875 in Kyoto, Japan and the parent company of Shimadzu Medical Systems USA (SMS), is a global provider of medical diagnostic equipment including conventional, interventional and digital X-Ray systems. Shimadzu Medical Systems USA is headquartered in Torrance with direct operations headquartered in Dallas, Cleveland, Texas and the greater Chicago area, and maintains sales and service offices throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Shimadzu and specifically SMS has recognized the growing concern using standard equipment to perform bariatric imaging and has since developed the Sonialvision G4 Bariatric RF system to directly address these issues.
Diagnostic imaging OEM specializing in full product line of traditional and DR X-Ray tables, positioners, and Direct Capture Flat Panel Technology for both radiographic and R/F exams.
Shimadzu’s Sonialvision product line meets the needs of today’s bariatric imaging market. It is a patient friendly system that has been designed with bariatric procedures in mind. The system has the highest capacity weight limit on the market at 700 pounds of total weight acceptance and 500 pounds of table movement. This allows for easy, stress-free transition from a supine to erect table position and minimizes the risk of falls and injury to the patient. To make the system more patient and user friendly, Shimadzu designed the table to go lower than any RF table in the market at 18.5 inches from the floor. This makes for easy loading of patients from either a stretcher or ambulatory position and offers 90/90 tilt capability. Once on the table, Shimadzu’s tower reach gives the patient space to minimize the feeling of discomfort while on the table and allows for maintenance of visibility for staff and physicians. Convenient tableside controls give the patient the feeling of safety and a closer personal touch. Once on the table, the Shimadzu 750 kHU x-ray tube allows for worry-free imaging and multiple fluoroscopy selections to minimize dose to the patient and staff. In addition, the table has been designed with a 30” imaging space and 90” of table length for maximum utilization of system applications. Multiple dose saving modes are available while maintaining image quality and superior diagnostic capabilities.
Imaging Equipment, General X-Ray
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