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Siemens Axiom Artis Digital Cath Lab Tube and Detector Guide

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Oct 6, 2016 10:45:00 AM

:: 2 minute read ::

Siemens_Cath_Tube_and_Detector.jpgWhen sorting through the various acronyms in Siemens' digital cath lab product line, it can be difficult to know exactly which acronym matches your system and which replacement parts you'll need to order in the event of equipment failure. We’re here to help clarify.

Specifically, we’ll be discussing the single-plane, flat panel digital systems in the “Axiom Artis dXX” line of cath labs (the “XX” being the specific model). If you're not 100% sure which model you have, use the link below to help find out, then click your "back" button to return and learn more about replacement parts.

Decode your Siemens Axiom Artis Model Acronym

Digital Detector Types

We’ll start with the detectors. While there are many system configurations available, the Siemens Axiom Artis labs only use a couple of different detectors. These detectors differ not only by size, but also by their compatibility with features like magnetic navigation (mag nav) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA). Should you have a Siemens Axiom Artis dFC with mag nav, there are 2 different detector part numbers that you’ll need to look for that are compatible with this configuration.

Siemens Axiom Artis Detector Models

System(s) Detector Type Part Number
dFA, dTA, dMP 30 x 40cm angio 7555209
dFC, dTC 20 x 20cm cardiac  7555100
dFC, dTC 20 x 20cm cardiac w/DSA 7555308
dFC w/mag nav dFC w/mag nav 7727758
dFC w/mag nav & DSA dFC w/mag nav & DSA 3840761


X-Ray Tube Types

For the X-ray tubes used with the Axiom Artis product line, you'll need to purchase one of the following tube types, denoted by model, when you need a replacement. Be aware- if your system currently has a tube installed that does not have "Cat" on the label, it is a tube with an older bearing style that has since been replaced by one of the liquid bearing tubes listed here. Also, if you have a dFC lab, be sure to confirm whether or not it has mag nav, as the feature requires that you use one of two tube types that are not compatible with other dFC labs.

Siemens Axiom Artis X-Ray Tube Models

System(s) Tube Model Part Number
dFC MEGALIX Cat 125/35/80-121GW 5764506
dFC, dTC, dFA, dTA, dMP MEGALIX Cat 125/15/40/80-122GW 5765222
dFC MEGALIX Cat Plus 125/40/90-121GW 10144181
dFC, dTC, dFA, dTA, dMP MEGALIX Cat Plus 125/20/40/80-122GW 10144184
dFC w/mag nav MEGALIX Cat 125/35/80-123GW 5765404
dFC w/mag nav MEGALIX Cat Plus 125/40/90-123GW 10144182
dTC MEGALIX Cat 125/35/80-122GW 5765040
dTC MEGALIX Cat Plus 125/40/90-122GW 10144180


If you'd like to learn more about what the differences between these tubes are (like what the heck all the numbers mean), you can find out here: Decoding the MEGALIX Cath/Angio X-Ray Tube.

The Takeaway

Regardless of the specific tube or detector you need, our Parts Team can help you find it. Use the button below to request a part and get a quote.

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Written by Kenn Dextrom

author of blog post

Kenn Dextrom is the Interventional Radiology Product Manager at Block Imaging. His aim is to provide clear direction and careful planning to make each customer's project as seamless as possible. Out of the office, he spends most of his time keeping up with his wife and their three energetic sons.

Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts

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