Evaluation: Shimadzu MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 Mobile Radiographic Unit

December 14, 2020 | Evaluations & Guidance

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  • The MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 is used primarily for the following:
    • General adult 2D radiographs, mostly chest x-ray
    • Pediatric and neonatal radiographs
    • Orthopedic radiographs
  • Major components and software features:
    • Motorized wheeled cart with telescopic column for positioning the tube head unit
      • Cart size (L × W): 128.5 × 56.0 cm (50.6 × 22 in)
      • Cart weight: 440 kg (970 lb)
      • Column maximum horizontal extension: 120.3 cm (47.4 in)
    • Batteries: the system has a high-capacity sealed lead-acid battery (9 Ah), and Shimadzu states the battery can provide power for more than 150 exposures at 100 kV/400 mA at 10 sec intervals.
    • Motor drives (1) The unit has dual motor drives (one for each powered wheel), allowing a zero turn radius.

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