Siemens Healthineers has developed a new angiography system that enables minimally invasive surgery on patients with pre-existing conditions or whose physical make-up presents challenges for treatment. Physicians want to offer the best possible treatment for all patients, and an angiography device must offer them optimal support in dealing safely with all situations or complications that may arise. One use for angiography devices is to show the condition of blood vessels during catheter-based surgery.
The new ARTIS pheno system reduces patient exposure to the contrast agent by shortening scan times, and cuts down radiation exposure in the process. With a 95.5-centimeter inner diameter, the C-arm provides room for instrument use and makes it easier to position the patients. It also makes allowance for the increasing numbers of adipose patients. Moreover, ARTIS pheno is the first angiography system from Siemens with a hygienic design to help combat nosocomial infections.