Interventional angiography system speeds up procedures with advanced applications from Siemens Healthcare
The Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, part of NHS Lothian, has installed an Artis zee™ biplane system from Siemens Healthcare. The system is being used for neuro interventional and pain relief procedures.
Located in the angiography suite of the Department of Clinical Neurology, the system extends the range of procedures that the hospital can now undertake due to its excellent image quality and range of 3D applications. The Artis zee system provides excellent results in the diagnosis and treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and spinal vascular disease.
Siemens syngo® DynaCT provides 3D soft tissue imaging directly within the interventional suite virtually avoiding patient transfers to CT and greatly expanding diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities in neuroradiology. Other advanced features such as 3D Roadmapping capability with syngo iPilot facilitates efficient workflow during interventional procedures providing more effective and faster guidance, and therefore potentially reducing the use of contrast agents and radiation dose. Siemens Parenchymal Blood Volume (Neuro PBV) allows for quantitative measurements of brain blood volume to be undertaken with visualisation of the whole brain in 3D.
“The quality of images via the Artis zee is superb and will help us operate a faster and safer department,” said Brian Innes, Lead Neuro-interventional Radiographer at The Western General Hospital. “The potential time savings for the future of our angiography suite are great and we are already benefiting. For example we are able to follow up clipped aneurysm patients via IV injection using syngo DynaCT in 15 minutes, which used to require a day case admission. With greater diagnostic confidence from image quality and faster turnarounds the department will become more efficient.”
“We are extremely pleased that the Artis zee biplane system is already delivering results for The Western General Hospital,” commented Jim Donald, Regional Sales Manager at Siemens Healthcare. “Combined with the large display, syngo DynaCT and Neuro Gallery applications, the hospital is experiencing enhanced departmental workflow and increased staff diagnostic confidence all in an easy-to-use system.”
The hospital has also opted for a full-colour 56-inch medical-grade display that allows multiple inputs simultaneously. It offers an integrated tableside control, 8 megapixel resolution and is providing the hospital with image clarity and flexibility.
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