Fluoroscopic Workflow Options for Agile and dRF Max Systems

Workflow Options for Agile and dRF Max Systems

Fluoroscopic Workflow Options Agile/dRF Max Systems XPRF Background Information: The detector is constantly calibrating itself, to keep image homogeneous. The detector will finish · the calibration it is currently performing when fluoro is initiated. This is why when the fluoro is engaged sometimes it seems like a longer pause. The inherent delay is about 900ms. This combined with the time for the current calibration to finish, · determines the length of time before the image displays on the monitors. 1. Option 1: Prepping the Acquisition Button The acquisition button on the Opti-grip handle is a two-stage button. The button can be pressed · half way down as performed for a RAD Image. Depress the acquisition button half way, the tube will “rotor” and be ready to expose. · a. A good time to use this method is during a barium swallow. Have the patient take a mouth full of barium, while holding the button half way down. When you instruct the patient to swallow, depress the acquisition button all the way and it will begin exposing. # Agile Max Opti-Grip DRF Console 2. Option 2: Press and continue to engage the fluoro button, then press the acquisition button. Once the acquisition is complete, fluoro will re-engage as soon as possible. This will help with the delay from acquisition back to fluoro. · This is helpful to avoid the possible message of “Please wait for 2 seconds between · exposures”, which is seen if the fluoro is engaged too quickly post making an acquisition. 3. Option 3: Timing Adjustment Ask the patient to swallow on the count of three, have the Doctor engage the acquisition on the two · count. This will help the Doctor have control over the timing. · SIEMENS Unrestricted Healthineers Job Aid | Fluoroscopic Workflow Options Effective Date: 05/21/2020 | Quality HOOD05162003093415 4. Option 4: Use Fluoro Loop and select images to store or send to PACs after the exam. This option removes the acquisition function all together and is a huge dose savings; · Note: The “Fluoro Loop” is an option for the system. 120mm 42.0x42.0cm Schodiledlast + Image Tools Setup 10.2 70 +0+ 1.0 2:52 5. Option 5: Use LIH (Last Image Hold/Store Monitor) This function can be used during fluoro if the “Fluoro Loop” Option is on the system. · This option also offers dose savings. · Image Tools DVD BE +0+ 6. Option 6: Use “Series Acquisition” vs. “Single Shots” (suggestion 0.5 f/s) There is no “lag time” when using the DRF acquisition instead of fluoro mode. · Unrestricted Siemens Healthineers Services Page 2 of 3 © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2017 Please note that the learning material is for training purposes only! For the proper use of the software or hardware, please always use the Operator Manual or Instructions for Use (hereinafter collectively “Operator Manual”) issued by Siemens Healthineers. This material is to be used as training material only and shall by no means substitute the Operator Manual. Any material used in this training will not be updated on a regular basis and does not necessarily reflect the latest version of the software and hardware available at the time of the training. The Operator's Manual shall be used as your main reference, in particular for relevant safety information like warnings and cautions. Note: Some functions shown in this material are optional and might not be part of your system. Certain products, product related claims or functionalities (hereinafter collectively “Functionality”) may not (yet) be commercially available in your country. Due to regulatory requirements, the future availability of said Functionalities in any specific country is not guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers sales representative for the most current information. The reproduction, transmission or distribution of this training or its contents is not permitted without express written authority. Offenders will be liable for damages. All names and data of patients, parameters and configuration dependent designations are fictional and examples only. All rights, including rights created by patent grant or registration of a utility model or design, are reserved. Copyright © Siemens Healthcare GmbH ………………………………………………………… Siemens Healthineers Headquarters Siemens Healthcare GmbH Henkestr. 127 91052 Erlangen, Germany Telephone: +49 9131 84-0 Unrestricted Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020