Ceiling mounted Artis zee from Siemens Healthcare to provide a variety of vascular procedures
The James Cook University Hospital, part of the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has officially opened its new endovascular suite and unveiled a ceiling-mounted Artis zee™ from Siemens Healthcare. To coincide with Vascular Awareness Week, the suite was recently opened by Robert Walton, the hospital’s first patient to have a stent fitted for an abdominal aortic aneurysm in 1998.
The Artis zee ceiling-mounted angiography system is being used for a variety of procedures including endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), stent grafts, angioplasty and surgical and radiological procedures. With a large flat detector and motorised C-arm, the system can be flexibly and rapidly positioned around the patient. The system also features application syngo® DynaCT, rapidly delivering 3D cross sectional images. This allows procedures to run smoothly without the need for an additional CT scan.
“The Artis zee is pivotal to our new endovascular suite. It replaces an existing Siemens system, which had always proved very reliable,” said Richard Hartley, Consultant Interventional Radiologist at James Cook University Hospital. “Now that we have an Artis zee within a theatre specification environment, we have expanded our services and can conduct hybrid procedures, safe in the knowledge that they are supported by excellent image quality.”
“The Artis zee’s versatility makes it ideally suited to James Cook University Hospital’s endovascular suite and we are glad to see it will be used for such a wide range of vascular procedures,” said Neil Lincoln, Northern Sales Manager at Siemens Healthcare. “The opening of the new suite by the first patient to have a stent fitted, who received an operation using a Siemens system in 1998, demonstrates James Cook University Hospital and Siemens’ ongoing dedication to raising awareness of - and tackling vascular disease.”
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