Shimadzu Medical System USA releases MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 Version

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation, is proud to announce the release of the MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 version.

Shimadzu released the next generation of MobileDaRt Evolution systems, called the MX8 version. The MX8 is digital mobile X-ray system featuring Shimadzu's first telescoping support column for even greater drivability with improved forward visibility.  Also featured on the MX8 is a large completely flat monitor screen, a lockable Flat Panel Detector (FPD) housing compartment and an extensive selection of options with overall improved operability.

The newly redesigned MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 version was developed to provide users with multifaceted support based on Shimadzu's extensive technology and track record cultivated thus far. A telescoping X-ray tube support column and other changes provide dramatically improved forward visibility during travel, while maintaining the outstanding drivability that has always been highly regarded by users. Furthermore, the design also helps improve the efficiency of hospital rounds, such as by offering a wireless hand switch and other new optional features, by improving the convenience of the monitor on the mobile unit, the area around the collimator, and FPD housing compartment, and by using a longer X-ray focal length to make radiography easier for examining patients on high beds.

Shimadzu is currently promoting a concept referred to as "DR Neutral," which is based on offering a combination of digital radiography (DR), that is matched to the operations performed within the hospital, and Shimadzu's radiography systems. The MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 version can also be used with the newest and lightest weight FPDs from Canon.


1. Telescoping Support Column Ensures Enhanced Forward Visibility and Enables A More Convenient Drivability

The new design features an X-ray tube support column that can be extended or retracted and further reduces the system width making it extremely compact. The previous model was 1,930 mm tall during travel, but the new design is only 1,270 mm tall and 560 mm wide, which is 20 mm narrower than the previous model. The shorter profile provided by the telescoping support column dramatically improves forward visibility during travel, while the compact size makes it easier to use the system in narrow spaces such as next to beds. Though drivability was already a strength of previous Shimadzu models, the new MX8 is designed to be even easier to drive.

2. Various Functionality and Options Help Improve Hospital Rounds Efficiency

In contrast to the 17-inch monitor size on previous models, the new product features a new completely flat 19-inch monitor that improves operability. The maximum X-ray focal length is also increased by 15 mm, compared to the previous model, to 2,025 mm, which makes it easier to examine patients on higher beds. Security features are also considered, such as by adding a new locking function for the FPD housing compartment. New optional features, such as a wireless hand switch for X-ray emission operations and height-adjustable grip bar, help improve the efficiency of hospital rounds.

3. "DR Neutral" Enables Flexible System Configuration

The DR Neutral concept promoted by Shimadzu enables hospitals to use DR systems that are matched to the FPDs used within the hospital. It also supports using the industry's lightest weight 14 ´ 17-inch FPD, the latest FPD from Canon, so that mobile X-ray systems can be used in an environment that is highly compatible with existing operations.

About Shimadzu

Shimadzu Corporation, founded in 1875 in Kyoto, Japan and the parent of Shimadzu Medical Systems USA (SMS), is a global provider of medical diagnostic equipment including conventional, interventional and digital X-Ray systems. Shimadzu Medical Systems USA is headquartered in Torrance, California with Sales and Service offices throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Canada with a Sales and Marketing office located in Cleveland, Ohio and Direct Operations headquartered out of Dallas, Texas, and the greater Chicago area. 'Visit SMS at: or call (800) 228-1429.

Media Contact: Frank Serrao, Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, 800-228-1429,

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