FDA clears Siemens digital x-ray units

May 12, 1999

Siemens Medical Systems has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for two new digital x-ray systems based on flat-panel detectors. The Iselin, NJ, vendor received the clearances on April 21 for Multix FD and Thorax FD, which

Siemens Medical Systems has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for two new digital x-ray systems based on flat-panel detectors. The Iselin, NJ, vendor received the clearances on April 21 for Multix FD and Thorax FD, which were introduced at last year’s RSNA meeting in Chicago (SCAN 1/20/99).

Multix FD is a table-based x-ray system, while Thorax FD is intended for dedicated chest applications. Both units employ flat-panel digital detectors based on amorphous silicon that were developed by Trixell, the French joint venture company formed by Siemens, Philips, and Thomson Tubes Electroniques.