Siemens redesigns control room for interventional suites
10 May 2010
Siemens Healthcare has introduced the Artis zee
Cockpit, a new workplace designed to significantly ease the tasks
performed in the control room of radiology and cardiology
The new Cockpit can be used in combination with all angiography
systems of Siemens' Artis zee family
and is available on the market with immediate effect.
screens side by side, each with its own mouse and keyboard. Until
now, this has been the norm in the control room of interventional
suites, where medical technicians support doctors during
procedures and have to rush back and forth between the screens.
new workplace from Siemens gives a much clearer overview, since
the Artis zee Cockpit's 30-inch medical-grade monitor can display
the content of up to six individual monitors. Images generated by
the imaging system, video signals from the registration system
and 3D images can now be viewed and processed using just the
mouse and keyboard of the Artis zee Cockpit.
This means that medical
technicians no longer have to switch between workplaces, for
example, when taking hemodynamic measurements, retrieving
reference images from the database, evaluating intracardiac ECG data
or reconstructing 3D images for the intervention.
Artis zee is
the product family name of Siemens systems used for interventional
radiology and cardiology as well as for surgery and
electrophysiology. These systems are available in biplane,
multi-axial, ceiling-mounted, floor-mounted, and multi-functional
configurations, which means that they can be easily incorporated
into any intervention room layout.