Siemens Healthineers is introducing the Cios Flow at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America RSNA 2020. The mobile C-arm was developed to make everyday workflows in imaging for surgical interventions easier and more efficient. Cios Flow can be used by many different medical disciplines in the OR, including orthopedics and trauma surgery, spinal surgery, vascular surgery, and pain therapy. This wide range of applications helps taking care of high capacity utilization for the system, making the device more cost-effective.
In state-of-the-art operating rooms (OR), surgical teams often work under time pressure and multitask. An uninterrupted workflow is critical to avoid compromising patient safety and efficiency in the OR. When quick action is required, operating a mobile C-arm can prove challenging if the medical team has little experience with it. Now, Siemens Healthineers aims to make imaging easier with Cios Flow, offering low weight, easy maneuverability, and an intuitive touch-gesture interface.
The SpotAdapt function helps visualize anatomical areas that are more difficult to represent. All the user has to do is tap on the specific anatomical area on the Touch User Interface’s preview image. Relevant imaging and post-processing parameters such as brightness and contrast are then automatically optimized.
In addition, Cios Flow offers a range of security functions to help minimize the risk of cyber-attacks against system or patient data. These include user management to define rights for separate user groups to help to prevent unauthorized access. Applications can also be added to whitelists, and data can be encrypted. Logging of key configuration changes supports transparency about when settings were changed, which settings were involved, and who made the changes.
The CiosOpenApps function lets users expand their mobile C-arm capabilities to include additional applications of their choice from the Siemens Healthineers Digital Marketplace for imaging and image post-processing.