Siemens Healthineers Ciartic Move self-driving mobile C-arm
The Ciartic Move mobile C-arm with self-driving capabilities. [Image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers]

Siemens Healthineers announced today that the FDA granted clearance for its Ciartic Move mobile C-arm with self-driving capabilities.

Ciartic Move accelerates and standardizes 2D fluoroscopic and 3D cone-beam computed technology (CT) imaging. Working in hospitals and outpatient facilities, it enables consistent automated workflows and reduced imaging time.

Siemens Healthineers designed the system to address the needs of orthopedic, trauma and spine surgery. However, it also has utility in thoracic, vascular, cardiovascular and general surgery, plus urology and interventional pulmonology.

According to a news release, Ciartic Move could address intraoperative imaging challenges caused by staff shortages and overloaded OR teams. A fully motorized C-arm can reduce the time, effort and workforce capacity needed to manually move and position the system. It has up to 12 procedure-specific positions while remaining storable along with related imaging parameters.

Siemens Healthineers says a single user can fully operate the system from a wireless control, even from within the sterile field. They can move the system effortlessly with a motorized chassis and touch-sense handles.

“With the FDA clearance of the Ciartic Move, Siemens Healthineers proudly introduces our first self-driving mobile C-arm, which can provide much-needed relief for overtaxed operating room teams by automating and accelerating intraoperative imaging workflows to a previously unseen degree,” said April Grandominico, VP for surgical therapies in the Advanced Therapies business at Siemens Healthineers North America.