Article • MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 Digital Mobile X-Ray System

Superior functionality and drivability

‘With Your Stories – lifetime healthcare support’: this future-driven approach combines the best of two worlds, using Shimadzu’s insights and expertise in medical imaging systems and laboratory instrumentation to benefit patients through ever improving prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

The new MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 digital radiography solution provides superior drivability and functionality. It is used for hospital rounds and to examine patients in emergency rooms, neonatal intensive care units or other highly urgent medical applications.

In 2018, the year of the 50th anniversary of the opening of Shimadzu’s European headquarters, the company has released the new MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 version digital mobile X-ray system. This features its first telescoping support column to increase convenient drivability and improve forward visibility; a large completely flat monitor screen; a lockable FPD housing compartment; an extensive selection of options and improved operability.

Digital mobile X-ray systems become increasingly essential for qualified radiography in hospital rounds, or to examine emergency patients, in neonatal intensive care units or other highly urgent medical applications. Shimadzu MobileDaRt series digital mobile X-ray systems are already used in over 60 countries around the world, with more than 3,500 units sold to date.

In September 2017, Shimadzu received the ‘Global General Radiography Product Line Strategy Leadership Award 2017’. The award is presented to a company that introduced products and services demonstrating the highest leadership in international markets for diagnostic X-ray imaging systems in the previous year and for employing the best strategies for success. A part of the company’s portfolio contributing to this award has been covered by its DR solutions.

Multifaceted support

The newly redesigned MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 version has been developed to provide users with multifaceted support based on Shimadzu’s extensive technology and track record cultivated thus far.

The most important features: Collapsible column enhances forward visibility and drivability. The new design features an X-ray tube support column that can be extended or retracted and a more compact system width. The previous model was 1930 mm tall during travel; the new design is only 1270 mm tall and 560 mm wide, becoming 20 mm narrower. This shorter profile due to the collapsible column dramatically improves forward visibility during travel and the more compact size makes it easier to use the system in narrow spaces such as bedside.

Various functionalities and options help to improve hospital round efficiency. The MX8 features a new completely flat 19-inch monitor, which improves operability. The maximum X-ray focal point height is also increased by 15 mm, making it easier to examine patients on higher beds.

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Security features are also considered, such as the addition of a new locking function for the FPD housing compartment. New optional features, such as a wireless hand switch for X-ray exposure operations and a height-adjustable grip bar, help to improve efficiency on hospital rounds. Selectable FPD series enables flexible system configuration. FPD models are available to meet a wide variety of clinical needs, such as physical size, sensitivity and data transmission. FPDs of various sizes can be added. A liquid resistance and the combination with a lightweight FPD makes daily handling much easier. High-sensitivity compact FPD for paediatric care. The compact FPD fits inside the cassette tray of an incubator, which enables imaging neonates or infants. A high-sensitivity FPD helps reduce radiation exposure, providing powerful support for paediatric care.

Tools to support radiation management: The system is in conformity with today’s needs for radiation management. The estimated Dose Area Product (DAP) is displayed prior to exposure, and the calculated DAP value is stored for post-exposure management. A DAP chamber can also be mounted if required.

Designed for sterile equipment covers: For daily use, extra storage spaces are provided to store wipes, pens, markers, etc. Grooves have been added for holding the FPD vertically while putting a sterile cover on it.

Details: Shimadzu Europa,


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