Interventional imaging system installed at Bradford Royal Infirmary
15 May 2008
Bradford Royal Infirmary in northern England has installed a ceiling
mounted Artis zee from Siemens. The new equipment replaces an 11 year
old interventional unit and joins another Siemens system, the Artis dMP,
in the same department.
The Artis zee will primarily be used for embolisations, endovascular
aneurysm repairs (EVAR), angiograms, angioplasty and fistulas. The
flexibility of the Artis zee’s C-arm and flat detector are key benefits
to the staff at the hospital.
The C-arm can be positioned on either side or at the head, allowing
easy patient access, more flexible imaging and enabling a patient to be
repositioned without irradiating. The flat detector can be set up in
landscape or portrait positions and changed mid-patient, enabling
different examinations to be carried out quickly and easily.
Consultants at Bradford Royal Infirmary have highlighted the monitors
included with the system as a great advantage, providing extra
convenience during procedures. Ultrasounds, PACS or CT images can be
displayed, allowing a consultant to view while with a patient or taking
a scan. The tilting tabletop has also assisted staff, making the
insertion of dialysis catheters much easier.
“The solid performance of the existing Artis dMP and easy transfer of
skills from one Siemens system to another, made the Artis zee a sensible
choice,” said Kate Clough, Vascular Superintendent at Bradford Royal