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ADVANCEMENTS
Philips Allura Xper FD 20/10 and interventional tools
The Allura Xper FD20/10 is a biplane flat detector system with
integrated 3D for intricate neurovascular procedures. Combining
the proven stable geometry with 'real-time' Allura
3D- reconstructions,
Xper CT,
SPECTRA BEAM
3D Roadmapping,
and multi-modality information integration,
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Xper ct
With XperCT clinicians can access CT-like imaging right on the angio system so
that they can assess soft tissue, bone structure and other body structures
before, during or after an interventional procedure. The XperCT reconstruction is
created from a rotational acquisition performed on the Allura Xper system. This
reconstruction can be overlaid with the 3D vascular image.
IT Bring 3D soft tissue imaging to your angio suite
3D soft tissue imaging supports diagnosis, planning, interventions and
treatment follow-up, XperCT can be combined with Allura 3D-RA images to
visualize soft tissue and vascular anatomy on one image.
Using CT-like imaging for a post-procedural check can help reduce delays and
improve patient comfort.
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XperCT overlay on both the internal carotid and vertebral
arteries
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Spectra Beam
It is basically a selectable copper beam filtration
The combination of SpectraBeam with the MRC- tube allows
increased X-ray output with better filtration of soft radiation.
SpectraBeam offers filters of 200, 500 and 1000 microns
thickness Cu equivalent to provide a high level of radiation
protection regardless of the projection or patient
absorption. This reduces patient X-ray dose for cardiac and
vascular applications, while maintaining the same image
quality.
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When the acquisition sequence is
initiated, the C-arm rotates from left to
right for 220
o
at 40
o
per second but data
acquisition is accomplished at the range
Of 200
o
, acquiring at 8.8 frames per second
for 5 seconds resulting in 44mask images

The gantry then rotates back to the starting position. When the C-arm returns to the
starting position, the Power injector is initiated according to the injector delay protocol,
which is Mask-to-Image delay of 1.1 seconds and Injector-to-Image delay of 1.1 seconds.
The Power injector injects 18 milliliter
of Visipaque 280 at the rate of 3.6
ml/second for Internal Carotid Artery
(ICA). The gantry repeats the mask
acquisition path and acquires another
44 images with contrast. Real time
subtraction angiographs are displayed
on post processing screen.
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System components

• Generators
• X-Ray Tubes
• II/Flat detector
• Imaging Chain
• Patient Table
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Generator characteristics
X-ray generators High powered x-ray generators to provide almost constant
potential power supply to the tube.
Two Velara CVFD microprocessor-controlled 100 kW high-frequency converter
generators.
Minimum exposure time of 1 ms.
Voltage range: 40 kV to 125 kV.
Max current:
- MRC-GS 04-07: 802 mA at 80 kV.
- MRC-GS 05-08: 1062.5 mA at 80 kV.
Automatic kV and mA control for optimal image quality prior to run to reduce
dose.



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Generator characteristics cont.
Max continuous power for fluoroscopy: 2.4 kW for 0.5 hour and 2
kW for 8 hours.
Nominal power (highest electrical power): 100 kW (1000 mA at 100
kV)
Reference loading conditions: 110 kV, 18 mA continuous.
Pulsed X-ray of 3.75, 7.5, 15 and 30 frames/sec. in monoplane and
biplane mode for pulsed fluoroscopy.
Pulsed X-ray of 0.5 to 6 frames/sec. for digital subtracted acquisition
in monoplane and biplane mode.
Pulsed X-ray up to 6 frames/sec. for digital acquisition in monoplane
and biplane mode. 15 and 30 frames/sec.
Noise < 55 dB(A).
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X-Ray Tubes
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The high performance metal ceramic tubes .
Most relevant feature is support of the rotor
anode in a spiral groove bearing
The spiral groove bearing glides on a thin film of
liquid metal to maximize heat
dissipation allowing virtually unlimited X-ray
sessions without forced cool down delays.
• The MRC tube runs silently offering a more
comfortable patient environment.
• Another secret of the MRC tube is the
enormous heat storage capacity of its 200 mm
diameter anode, eliminating waiting times.
• And, the MRC X-ray tube can image the
heaviest patients even at steep angles, while
maintaining image quality.
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Tube Specifications
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Tube Specifications …
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Flat detector frontal

 Size of housing 42x52 cm
 Maximum field view 30x38cm
 Image matrix 2480x1920
pixel at 14 bit height
 Detector zoom fields
30x30cm,22x22cm,
16x16cm,13.5x13.5cm,
11x11cm formats

Pixel size 154x154 μm
Detective Quantum Efficiency (DQE):
>73% at low spatial frequencies
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Flat detector lateral

• Size of housing 28x28
cm
• Maximum field view
18x18cm
• Image matrix
1024x1024 pixel at 14 bit height
• Detector zoom fields
14.5x14.5cm, 11x11cm formats
Pixel size 184x184 μm
Detective Quantum Efficiency
(DQE): 75%

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Patient support

AngioDIAGNOST 5

Length: 303 cm (119.3 inch).
Metal-free overhang: 125 cm (49.2 inch).
Width: 50 cm (19.7 inch).
Longitudinal float: 100 cm (39.4 inch).
Transverse float: 36 cm (14.2 inch).
Height adjustment (without pivot option): 76
to 104 cm (29.9 to 40.9
inch).
Maximum levelling speed (height
adjustment): - 2 cm/s (0.8 inch/s).
Table tilt:
L-arc position Angulation (degrees) Rotation
(degrees)
Head-end of table 45 Caudal to 45 cranial 27
RAO to 115 RAO

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Examination light

Light intensity: 30,000 Lux.
Colour temperature: 4300° K.
Focusable light field size: 14 - 25 cm (5.5 - 9.8 inch).
Working distance: 70 -140 cm (27.6 - 55.1 inch).
Light intensity at 30,000 Lux: 114 W/m2.
Lamp type: halogen 22.8 / 24 V 50 W.
Mains power: 220/240 V.

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