The Genoray OSCAR 15 a new-generation, mobile fluoroscopy system that launched in 2018. The Genoray OSCAR 15 Mobile C-Arm X-ray product is designed to provide analog spot-film imaging and fluoroscopic image guidance for all adult and pediatric populations for orientations between patient anatomy and surgical instruments. Examples of clinical application may include cholangiography, endoscopy, urologic, orthopedic, neurologic, vascular, cardiac and critical care. The Genoray OSCAR 15 is based on the predicate device, ZEN-7000. The generator is similar to the Genoray ZEN-7000 with output power, 15 kW. Also, the X-ray tube of the OSCAR 15 is same with the Genoray ZEN-7000, which has been in the market for the last 20 years as a stable and reliable X-Ray tube. As part of the new-generation mobile C-ARM’s core technology, the Genoray OSCAR 15 integrated a highly-effective flat panel detector instead of a conventional image intensifier (I.I) and a CCD camera; therefore, the DQE of the OSCAR 15 is more effective and safer than its predicate device. Also, a flat panel detector type has excellent image uniformity, no geometric distortion, no veiling glare or igniting, and has a small, thin physical size compared to the Image Intensifier type.
The Genoray OSCAR 15 offers a large 11.8″ full flat-panel detector, a 15.0kW rotating anode X-ray tube, an active air cooling system (Most up-to-date cooling concept, enabling the increase of the tube cooling rate), a smaller focal spot, large tube capacity up to 300,000HU, faster cooling rate 63,640HU/min, and 1, 2, 4, 8,15 pulses per second available on pulsed fluoroscopic mode. The Genoray OSCAR 15 is the 2nd generation C-ARM system from Genoray, which is developed with improved stability and mechanical reliability based on thousands of installations globally. The biggest breakthrough with the Genoray OSCAR 15 is the integration of a high-quality 11.8″ flat panel detector, larger orbital rotation availability, and expanding clinical acceptability to vascular application. Thanks to the strong IT background of the Korean company, Genoray, the Genoray OSCAR 15 comes with 43″ color LED on articulated arm, 10.4″ full touch LCD with a preview function, and markets the largest storage capacity; up to 2 terabytes. The Genoray OSCAR 15 integrated a total image management solution, “ZENIS”, for image acquisition, storage, measurement/annotation (length, angle, and input and storage of line, arrow, characters), management (invert, rotation, zoom in/out, magnification, etc.), and communication. Particularly, DICOM 3.0 is a standard option; therefore, with largest storage capacity, the Genoray OSCAR 15 provides very convenient image management interface for hospitals and dedicated procedure clinics.
Having this large flat panel detector and an active air cooling high frequency generator at this price point is very unique. The Genoray OSCAR series embedded various proprietary technologies, which the old GE C-Arm systems are not able to provide, even with major upgrades. Particularly, to effectively control dose by users, the Genoray OSCAR series provides Low Dose Mode and Dose Structured Report as a standard. In addition, Virtual Collimator and Auto Collimation functions help reduce the amount of radiation exposure by limiting the X-Ray beam. The Auto Collimation prevents unnecessary X-ray exposure by focusing on the area of interest while automatically collimating the targeting area. The Smart View of Genoray OSCAR series enhances the work efficiency by providing the function of reviewing and storing images maximum 10 seconds before the last image. Providing distortion-free images based on the high quality flat panel detector differentiates the OSCAR 15 with the old generation II type C-arms in terms of image clarity point of view; moreover, the Genoray OSCAR series enhances the quality of diagnosis and ease of usefulness by providing state-of-art imaging technology such as Denoising, Edge Enhancement, Metal Correction, and Motion Correction.