The robot-supported Artis pheno angiography system, which was announced by Siemens Healthineers at the recent Radiological Society of North America annual meeting in Chicago, allows healthcare organizations to provide personalized, minimally invasive procedures for multi-morbid patients. The 510(k)-pending software, which can be used to simplify difficult procedures, was also developed to enable effective cleaning and aid hospitals in combatting infection.
Created for use in interventional radiology, minimally invasive surgery, and interventional cardiology, the Artis pheno angiography platform uses a zen40HDR flat panel detector and a Gigalix x-ray tube to provide high-quality images. Further, its 2k recording processes are an improvement on previous Siemens Healthineers systems.
StructureScout, one of the platform’s features, can adapt and optimize imaging parameters to suit the x-rayed area; this has the potential to result in less radiation dose than previous technologies from the company. Supporting the treatment of multi-morbid patients, the system can be fitted with a full range of optional software applications for complex cases. Its large, sealed surfaces have fewer spaces, and are, thus, easy to clean and disinfect.
Older patients typically experience additional risks due to chronic diseases, and patients who suffer from multiple health issues can make even minimally invasive procedures challenging or impossible. Since the system can scan up to 15% faster in the body area than previous solutions, it can procure 3D images that use less contrast media—and that decreases the load on patients’ kidneys.
The system also helps surgeons who need to work easily while standing so they can perform hours-long operations without experiencing fatigue. They also need optimum access within the operating area. That’s the reasoning behind the easy-float tabletop of the Artis pheno multi-tilt table, which is easily moveable and not dependent on the tabletop’s tilt or the patient’s weight.
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