BRANSIST Safire VF17 Angiography System from Shimadzu

The BRANSIST safire VF17 floor-mounted vascular package is a digital angiography system that features a 17 x 17-inch direct-conversion FPD, the largest in its class. The system offers not only high image quality, but the optimal image quality for the various complex interventional procedures over the extensive field of views available. Through flexible system operation, fast digital image processing with due consideration given to patient comfort and the latest applications, the system provides an advanced facility for state-of-the-art medical centers.

Ultra-High Image Quality for Optimal Interventional Procedures

BRANSIST safire VF17 was developed for optimal support of interventional procedures with excellent visibility of fine blood vessels and devices over the entire field of view range. The high-performance flat-panel detector which is based on a revolutionary Direct Conversation technology achieves enhanced visibility and easily visualizes even the smallest devices which are available today. The large-field-of-view 17 x 17 inch is the largest in its class.

Class—Leading 17-inch Wide Field of View Detector

By utilizing a 17-inch FOV, a single image can cover the entire abdomen, thorax, or both legs, while also retaining fine resolution of the body part. By using a larger FOV, the system can reduce the number of contrast medium injections, fluoroscopy positioning operations, and relieve the patient burden during procedures.

Unique Triple-Pivot C-arm Design

In-Line C-arm Ensures Home Position

This is the position for normal examinations. The inline design layout of the C-arm permits easy access to the patient’s feet from both sides of the table, with sufficient free space to install other medical equipment.

Safe Femoral Catheter Approach Multi Position

This is a useful position for femoral catheter approach. Good access is provided for nursing staff from the head-end making this position effective for the examination of children.

Safe Brachial and Radial Catheter Approach Hand Access

This is the first floor-mounted C-arm in the world to also offer transverse movement. Transverse coverage exceeding 140 cm permits both brachial and radial catheter approaches without moving the patient or rotating the table.

Wide Coverage with Patient Safety

Although the BRANSIST safire is floor-mounted, it can perform examinations on all areas of the body thanks to the world's first triple-pivot design (3 axes), located at the base of the frontal arm. Transverse coverage is up to 140 cm so there is no need to move the patient or pivot the tabletop, even for catheter approaches or when imaging the wrist and arm. Positioning that allows approaches from the head are effective for cerebral examinations and for pediatric examinations.

Versatile Operation with due Consideration to Safety

BRANSIST safire VC17 features a tableside controller for all C-arm and image operations, offers the ability of switching between fluoroscopy and radiography protocols. This versatile controller offers the operator great east-of-use. INTELLISHIELD allows the FPD to detect the patient and automatically stop C-arm operation, allowing the operator to use the high-speed C-arm with complete confidence.

INTELLISHIELD Hybrid Sensor Enhances Patient Safety

INTELLISHIELD is a contact-avoidance function that uses capacitive sensors embedded around the FPD to automatically stop C-arm operation when the patient is detected. In addition, a touch-type safety sensor is provided at the center of the FPD where detection is difficult. These duplicate safety mechanisms allow the operator to sue the high-speed C-arm with complete confidence.

IVR-Support Applications

Efficient Patient-Friendly RSM-DSA Chasing

RSM-DSA Chasing is a new application with a multitude of patient benefits since it greatly reduces the amount of contrast medium required, patient does not need to be strapped down, flexible framing is performed in conjunction with contrast medium flow, and patient radiation dose is reduced since a mask run is not required.

Supporting Operations and Interventions

Useful for preoperative therapy planning and postoperative result judgements, RSM-DSA provides 3D-like detailed information of complex blood vessels and identifies nutrient vessels.

Breath Holding Not Required with RSM-DSA

Since RSM-DSA is not affected by artifacts caused by bodily or respiratory movements, this feature is superbly suited for contrast examinations during emergencies and for portal veins requiring prolonged breath holding.