Del Medical Apollo EZ-DRF Advanced Remote Controlled R/F System
PRODUCT CODE: APOLLO-EZ-DRF
Apollo EZ DRF is a remote-controlled table that combines the compactness and versatility of the Apollo EZ with a powerful digital acquisition system based on 43x43cm dynamic Flat Panel detector. With a small footprint, it is the ideal solution for examination rooms with limited space available for the installation, while the digital acquisition system grants a complete coverage of the radiographic and fluoroscopic applications.
Apollo EZ DRF is available with either 2-way tabletop movement, for the maximum compactness, or with 4-way tabletop movement, in order to maximize patient coverage area, combining tabletop and tube/detector longitudinal movement. The Apollo EZ/DRF tabletop can also be made of carbon fiber for further reduction of the X-ray dose to the patient.
Rapid and concurrent movements reduce the patient preparation time and increase workflow dramatically. On the film-based versions, the powerful spot film device, available with either line or cross divisions, can fit virtually any application need, while the one-hand cassette loading and unloading mechanism grants a maximized speed for this frequent operation. Thanks to the retractable grid, the operator is never required to manually remove the grid even in examinations where it is not required. Finally, on the Apollo EZ the extended focus distance can arrive up to 71″ (180 cm) allowing to obtain chest images comparable to those done on a chest stand. This makes the remote-controlled room suitable for routine exams.
Dynamic Flat Panel Technology
The innovative Dynamic Flat Panel detector delivers sharp and accurate images to support your diagnosis and is not affected by geometric distortion which is typical of Image Intensifiers. The large 17″x17″ (43×43 cm) active area is suitable for examination of any anatomic region and provides almost 50% more coverage than a 16″ Image Intensifier. The combination of wide coverage and high image resolution extends the application of the fluoro suite to areas such as chest, pelvis and extremities, that of which can’t be done with conventional image intensifier-based systems. The high sensitivity of the flat panel technology, the use of low absorption materials and the grid parking capability, allow a consistent dose reduction, especially for pediatric applications.
Great Versatility for Radiographic Applications
The use of one single detector for both fluoroscopy and radiography offers an unparalleled range of applications that includes all the most common general radiographic procedures, gastro-intestinal studies, tomography and vascular studies. Exams can be taken on the table with source to image distance up to 71″ (180 cm.) The large, square detector offers enough field coverage for exams which include the pelvis, which are normally not possible using a traditional image intensifier. The detector travel reaches the tabletop extremities making it possible to perform weight bearing studies with the patient at minimal height from the floor. The optional Stitching function allows to cover the examinations of long body structures such as the spine and the lower limbs. A series of X-ray exposures are automatically acquired and joined together by the acquisition software to obtain a single detailed image of big anatomic areas.
Wide Range of Fluoroscopy Examinations
Fluoroscopy exams also take benefit from the large active area of the detector that allows visibility of larger anatomic regions without patient repositioning. The high frame rate makes for precise investigation of the upper gastro-intestinal tract and swallow studies. Digital Subtraction Angiography is available as an optional package and benefits from the large patient coverage without longitudinal repositioning.