Private hospital installs two Artis zee systems from Siemens Healthcare
London Bridge Hospital, part of HCA International, London’s largest private healthcare provider, has installed two Artis zee™ ceiling-mounted imaging systems from Siemens Healthcare. The ceiling configuration with large flat detector is suited to interventional procedures, with high contrast resolution to improve accuracy in image-guided procedures at a low dose.
Both the new systems replaced equipment which had reached the end of its life. One of the systems is located in a new hybrid cath lab, where it is being used for examinations that were previously referred to surgery. The two Artis zee systems are supporting a wide range of imaging procedures including electrophysiology, coronary ablation, coronary intervention, interventional radiology and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).
The hybrid cath lab is now able to offer new services to patients, such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) using the ceiling-mounted Artis zee in conjunction with syngo® DynaCT, an application for interventional imaging. Dyna CT is assisting radiographers in acquiring cross-sectional images along with syngo iPilot, providing visualisation and fading between a live 2D fluoroscopy image and the matching 3D data set. The hospital is also making use of syngo iGuide, which provides optimal patient access by clearly displaying the length and angulation of the needle path. Together these applications provide a greater level of visualisation for procedural confidence, improved workflow efficiency and increased patient comfort.
“The Artis zee systems provide great accuracy in image-guided procedures at a low dose. The excellent image quality provided on a 56 inch monitor means we benefit from greater levels of detail and reduced dose as there is less need for magnification,” said Donna Page, Angiography Superintendent Radiographer at London Bridge Hospital. “Not only are we benefiting from improved visualisation, but procedures such as those involving valve placements have also become more accurate and safer.”
“The Artis zee confidently handles a wide range of procedures and is helping to make the best possible use of space in the new hybrid cath lab environment,” said Malcolm Pickering, Regional Sales Manager at Siemens Healthcare. “The use of syngo advanced applications will also assist with workflow at London Bridge Hospital, increasing the number of patients that can be seen and making procedures more precise.”
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