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The premier Fidex multi-modality veterinary scanner

providing CT computed tomography, large panel DR digital radiography, and FL Fluoroscopy 

Fidex from Animage is the premier veterinary CT system, used in general practice, specialty clinics and research laboratories on a global footprint. Fidex is available in two product configurations:

  1. Fidex-Classic: The entry level CT only or CT+FL system
  2. Fidex-FS: The flagship version providing CT, large panel DR and Fluoroscopy

Built on the same robust high-precision platform, they share many components:

  • High definition cone beam CT with Preview, extensive viewing software, data base and DICOM compliance
  • Easy to use software designed for veterinarians and technicians
  • Eliminates motion artifacts using a patent-pending synchronized ventilator which holds an inspiratory breath during active scanning only
  • Ultra-fast image reconstruction COBRA© from Exxim™
  • Increased patient accessibility using an open gantry design
  • Lowest cost of ownership combined with a small footprint

Fidex-Classic has been a pioneer in veterinary CT imaging, and it has been installed in 16 countries around the globe. It has greatly enhanced users’ diagnostic capabilities. It supports presurgical planning through visualization and measurement tools using the high resolution CT volume images. Constant improvement of detector components combined with software upgrades with increasing levels of compute power keep the Classic at the cusp of technological advances while keeping the initial capital investment at a minimum.

Fidex-FS is based on a new 43″ dynamic medical grade detector panel. The FS makes patient positioning for CT scanning easier due to increased patient table range coupled with shorter scan times than previously possible. Advanced visualization provides MPR, slab MIP, Volume rendering, dynamic side-by-side CT viewing, and much more.

Fidex-FS has a superb Digital Radiography function thanks to numerous filter functions, the large size of the panel, small 150 micron pixel size and 16-bit digitization. An optional large carbon fiber, full-floating DR table enables all views even for very large patients.

Fidex-FS also provides state-of-the-art Digital Fluoroscopy with the same large size panel in both raw and filtered viewing. For angiography and cardiology, we offer special modules as part of the system.

Why Fidex?

Animage’s Fidex 3-in-1 scanner has been designed from the ground up with veterinary clinics in mind. FIDEX remains the only 3-in-1 advanced imaging solution available with one-shot DR (Digital Radiography), fluoroscopy and CT (Computed Tomography).

Fidex can also be configured as a one-, or two-modality system. Fidex’s combination of these modalities into one machine conserves valuable space and financial resources, as well as energy and other operational expenses, thus making the clinical and economic advantages of in-house CT capability vastly more achievable.

Before Animage entered the veterinary market with its FIDEX CT scanner, the only option available were CT scanners designed for humans. However, there are many drawbacks using such a scanner. For that reason more and more veterinary clinics are investing into a FIDEX scanner instead.

FIDEX Human CT(*1)
Designed For Companion Animals, Exotics, etc Humans
Software for Veterinaries Yes No
Minimum Room Size 70 sqf (7x10 room) 300 sqf
Voltage 120V/15A or 220V
Single Phase
480V
3 Phase
Power / Energy Usage 0.25 kW (avg.) 53 kW
Shielding Similar to DR (*2) Heavy lead shielding
Slice Thickness 0.16 mm – 0.45 mm 0.63 mm – 10 mm
Warranty 1x 5x
(*1) GE LightSpeed 16
(*2) Please check with your physisist that approved your office for your current x-ray equipment.

Introducing Automatic Breath Control

As easy as A B C: Animage‘s new Automated Breathing Control ABC™ pat. pend.

  • No more fiddling with valves and bags!
  • Guaranteed absence of breathing artifacts in Fidex CT images!
  • Fully automated, no interaction required!

age has developed, in cooperation with Hallowell EMC of Pittsfield, MA (http://www.hallowell.com/) a way to improve Cone Beam CT image quality:

ABC™ or Automated Breathing Control is a fully automated and electronically implemented method to control animal patients’ breathing during CT scanning. It synchronizes a customized Model 2002 Ventilator with data acquisition of Fidex. This effectively prevents motion artifacts, and thorax CT images come out sharp and clear every time. After set-up with your anesthesia machine there is no further interaction necessary. The ventilator will breathe the patient safely and reliably, and will pause during the short intervals of data taking.

ABC™ (pat. pend.) is a trademark of Animage. It is available immediately for existing and new customers of Fidex.

Dog Images 3d CT

Dog Images MPR, DR

Other Animals

DR/CT fusion technology

Animage is exploring a unique technology called Radiographic/Tomographic fusion. Radiographic/Tomographic fusion could enhance the diagnostic value of radiography and CT by simultaneously combining their strengths and minimizing their weaknesses.