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Improved patient safety in mobile X-ray imaging

By 8th August 2019No Comments

With the introduction of the Mobilett Elara Max, Siemens Healthineers’ declared aim is to set new standards in mobile X-ray imaging. The easy-to-clean surfaces of the unit have an antimicrobial coating to reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections. A comprehensive IT security concept protects sensitive patient data and the secure integration of Mobilett Elara Max into the hospital’s IT environment provides access to all relevant data at any time. Thanks to the smooth maneuverability and flexible positioning of the X-ray arm, the system facilitates easy access to the patient and optimizes workflows in radiology, thus increasing efficiency. Through its consistently high image quality, it provides diagnostic confidence directly at the patient’s bedside.  The intensive care unit is the main area of application but, in addition, there are numerous further use cases, ranging from broken legs to lung diseases, from neonates through to trauma patients.

However, mobile X-ray machines represent a particularly increased risk for the spread of germs. Protecting patients from infections is thus a decisive factor in ensuring high quality health care. One in  ten patients worldwide is affected by hospital acquired infections contracted during a stay in hospital.

In the USA, more patients die from hospital germs than from AIDS, car accidents and breast cancer combined.

As pathogenic microorganisms may survive on surfaces for weeks and months, the Mobilett Elara Max is equipped with an antimicrobial surface which significantly reduces the number of surface microorganisms. The cleaning of the new mobile X-ray machine has also been significantly simplified through an innovative device design: closed surfaces, reduced gap dimensions and fully integrated cables make system cleaning easy. The Mobilett Elara Max is in addition equipped with a comprehensive cybersecurity package, which helps withstand digital threats. Furthermore, virtual workstation technology enables the user to install any additional hospital software on the Mobilett Elara Max, thus providing access to all the necessary information directly at the patient’s bedside without affecting the safety of the X-ray machine.

Siemens Healthineers

Erlangen, Germany