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Product Overview: Siemens Axiom Artis Interventional Lab

Posted by Jeremy Block

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Sep 14, 2018 12:40:00 PM

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Axiom_Artis_Series_Overview.png The Axiom Artis is one of the most prevalent product lines from Siemens in the interventional radiology category. One thing you’ll notice as you begin to look for information on the Axiom Artis is how many varieties it comes in: floor- mounted vs. ceiling-mounted vs. a combination of both, image intensifiers vs. detectors, single-plane vs. bi-plane. On top of that, there are numerous software configurations which will determine the kinds of studies each system is equipped to accommodate.

To denote the configuration of each system, Siemens has developed a "code" consisting of eight letters. With so many feature combinations, however, the code leaves you with a lot of acronyms and, perhaps, less clarity than the folks at Siemens might have hoped. We’ve decoded the acronyms below to assist anyone perusing Siemens interventional suites to better understand which system is the right fit.

Siemens Axiom Artis Acronym Key

A- Angiography

B- Bi-plane (one floor-mounted and one ceiling-mounted c-arm)

C- Cardiology

d- Digital detector (if no “d” is present, the system is equipped with an image intensifier)

F- Floor-mounted

MP- Multipurpose

T- Ceiling-mounted

U- Universal


Axiom Artis Cardiac Systems

Axiom Artis FC- Image intensifier, floor-mounted cardiac system 

Axiom Artis  dFC- Digital detector, floor-mounted cardiac system

Axiom Artis  dTC- Digital detector, ceiling-mounted cardiac system

Axiom Artis  BC- Image intensifier, bi-plane cardiac system 

Axiom Artis  dBC- Digital detector, bi-plane cardiac system: Siemens touted it as the “World’s first biplane C-arm system equipped with digital flat panel detectors… in both planes” 

Axiom Artis Angiography Systems

Axiom_Artis_FA.jpgAxiom Artis  FA- Image intensifier, floor- mounted angio system

Axiom Artis  dFA- Digital detector, floor-mounted angio system

Axiom Artis  dTA- Digital detector, ceiling-mounted angio system 

Axiom Artis  BA- Image intensifier, bi-plane angio system  

Axiom Artis  dBA- Digital detector, bi-plane angio system 

Axiom Artis  TA Silver- Image intensifier, ceiling-mounted angio system 



Axiom Artis U- Image intensifier, portable C-arm,

angiography, angiocardiography, endovascular, and other non-vascular interventions

Axiom Artis MP- Image intensifier, floor-mounted multipurpose system,

R/F exams, outpatient angio, pediatric imaging

Axiom Artis dMP- Digital detector, floor-mounted multipurpose system,

R/F exams, outpatient angio, pediatric imaging

The Takeaway

While having so many options under so many acronyms can add an element of confusion, the bright side is that it offers flexibility to accommodate any interventional specialty and a wide variety of budgets. If you’d like to know more about the Axiom Artis or other interventional product lines, contact us to learn more.


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Written by Jeremy Block

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Jeremy Block is the Senior Vice President of Dealer Solutions at Block Imaging. Between building imaging equipment deals all over the world and raising six kids in Michigan, he’s no stranger to problem solving when obstacles arise. Wherever you may be, Jeremy’s goal is to make your buying or selling experience as easy as possible.

Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

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