Siemens’ mobile, 3D C-arm receives FDA clearance

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared Siemens Healthineers’ Cios Spin, a mobile C-arm that enables surgeons to perform intraoperative corrections based on 3D images, Siemens announced this week.

The Cios Spin—tech Robert Dewey, Vice President of Surgical Solutions at Siemens Healthineers, calls “a dynamic new mobile 3D C-arm that illustrates our expertise in mobile X-ray imaging”—provides 3D, “CT-like” imaging for orthopedic, trauma and spine surgery, according to a release. The idea behind the arm is that its 3D images will reduce the rate of revisions with intraoperative evaluation while cutting the need for post-op CTs.

Cios Spin supports both 2D and 3D functionalities and can connect to surgical navigation platforms. The platform is available with a handful of software packages that enable the system to do things like automatically recognize and label screws in a 3D X-ray, saving physicians time.

The Cios Spin also employs high generator power, the release stated, allowing it to image larger patients and dense anatomy—a growing problem in the U.S.

“This system will help our customers improve the quality of patient care using precision medicine as well as reduce the additional costs imposed by revision surgery,” Dewey said in the release.