Deployment of a C-arm system from Siemens Healthcare helps deliver high definition images and optimised clinical workflow
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has recently received an ARCADIS® Avantic high-end, multipurpose mobile C-arm system from Siemens Healthcare. The system is being used by the hospital for endovascular procedures to provide highly-defined and diagnostically valuable images with a 33cm diameter Image Intensifier, as well as optimise clinical workflow.
“For complicated procedures such as endovascular surgery it is critical clinicians have access to a C-arm that offers reliability and excellent image quality,” said Rachel Clark, Lead Radiographer at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. “The ARCADIS Avantic from Siemens Healthcare meets those objectives while its wide field of view keeps dose to a minimum. Additionally, the system’s ease of use has minimised staff training, ensuring they only require further education on specific applications.”
The Avantic is being predominantly used for endovascular procedures at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, but it can also be applied to a broad range of clinical uses including gastroenterology, orthopaedics and cardiac surgery. The system offers a wide field of view to reduce dose, supported by a number of dose-optimising features, including an integrated laser light localiser and multi-level dose control.
“We are delighted staff and patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital are reaping the benefits of the ARCADIS systems and the excellent imaging quality they offer,” said Lynn Blackburn, UK Manager of Mammography, Surgery and Urology at Siemens Healthcare. “The Avantic offers powerful performance for optimised imaging across a broad range of clinical fields, as well as a syngo user interface for streamlined operative ease of use.”
Addenbrooke’s Hospital has also recently installed a second C-arm, an ARCADIS Orbic 3D, which offers excellent 3D imaging during orthopaedic and trauma surgery. In addition to its ability to provide CT like 3D reconstructed images, optimise clinical workflow and provide excellent image quality, the Orbic 3D system offers comprehensive connectivity and specialised interfaces through the use of the syngo® software platform from Siemens Healthcare.
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