Siemens Healthcare’s Mobilett Mira, the company’s first mobile digital X-ray system with a wireless detector, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is now commercially available in the United States.
The Mobilett Mira’s wireless capacity helps with examinations of patients with limited mobility, and its rotating swivel arm helps increase ease-of-use for clinical staff, the company said.
Similar to their mobile X-ray systems, the device has a rotating swivel arm so that, rather than moving the patient around, radiologists and technologists can move the swivel arm instead. Siemens officials said, though, that theirs is the first mobile X-ray device using a wireless detector, which does away with the data cable needed with other such devices.
The Mobilett Mira has 7-megapixel resolution and exposure times shorter than 1 millisecond.
The X-ray swivel arm moves vertically and rotates 90 degrees, integrating electric connection cables. In addition, the company said, the Mobilett Mira is the first mobile X-ray system that can be maintained and updated via remote monitoring. Siemens Remote Services (SRS) regularly provides the system with recommended software updates.