Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announces the release of the MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 Version V type. This product is currently being showcased at the AHRA (American Healthcare Radiology Administrators) Annual Meeting and Exposition, held this week in Phoenix.

Shimadzu mobile x-ray systems are equipped with Glide Technologies, a proprietary motorized assist that enables smooth operation with tight turns. To suit the medical facility, Shimadzu has provided three types of digital radiography (DR) units to date, which feature different types of flat-panel detectors (FPDs) and a built-in digital system.

To meet the demand from North America, Shimadzu has added a new panel family member, known as the V type, making four FPD variations available.

Since 2020, the need for mobile x-ray systems has expanded globally in order to diagnose pneumonia resulting from COVID-19 infections. This increase in demand is continuing even now in some regions and emerging nations. In addition, the DR units for various x-ray systems used in medical facilities have diversified in recent years, and Shimadzu is dedicated to continually enhancing the lineup to meet the needs of its customers, company officials say.

Features of the MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 Version V

The system can be moved easily to the location where an x-ray examination is needed. In terms of positioning the system for radiography, extending, and positioning the support column holding the x-ray tube is easy. After acquiring images, the images can be checked immediately on the built-in (19-inch square) monitor. When traveling, the support column folds away above the main unit, so that the system can be moved safely with nothing obstructing the operator’s view.

Moreover, the DR units are configurable for any of the four panel types. All DR types offer three sizes of FPD, ranging from the compact size used in NICU to the adult sizes.