Benefiting surgeonsSurgeons must be able to work easily while standing so they can perform lengthy operations without fatigue. They also must maintain optimum access within the operating area. Recognizing these needs, Siemens Healthineers designed the easy-float tabletop of the ARTIS pheno multi-tilt table to be easily moveable, regardless of the tabletop's tilt or the patient's weight. The ARTIS pheno recognizes the tabletop's position at all times and automatically aligns to the tabletop. The memory positions allow the system to move the C-arm out of the operating area quickly and move it back to the same position for further imaging, so surgeons can check results directly during the operation. Support for spinal fusion procedures Optional application packages can be used with the ARTIS pheno to accommodate requirements in complex cases, including spinal fusion procedures. Up to 10 vertebrae can be visualized in 3D imaging using syngo DynaCT Large Volume. Syngo Needle Guidance then allows the user to plan extensive procedures using screws or needles. Clinicians can precisely plan screw paths, and the Automatic Path Alignment function automatically aligns the C-arm to follow those paths. The laser integrated with the system's image detector displays the planned surgical path, helping to improve accuracy and speed in the OR. Easier identification, attribution of arteries Several applications on the ARTIS pheno support transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) of tumors. With TACE, embolic particles coated with a chemotherapeutic drug are delivered via catheter directly into the arteries leading to the tumor. With syngo DynaCT 360, the ARTIS pheno can generate a large-volume liver or lung image, for example, including the tumor's anatomy and the vessels leading to it. Rapid rotation is vitally important in reducing movement artifacts, since TACE patients receive only local sedation. The syngo Embolization Guidance¹ application renders arterial vessels visible and helps distinguish vessels and treatment paths via color coding. Graphic overlaying of the selected vessel paths with real-time X-ray images distinguishes the vessels that supply the tumor for simplified microcatheter navigation, which can reduce radiation and contrast dose. Tools to combat infection Siemens Healthineers developed the ARTIS pheno to help hospitals combat high infection rates. An antimicrobial coating prevents bacteria and viruses from multiplying on the system. Seamless surfaces with no recesses, as well as easy-to-access spaces, facilitate system cleaning. The ARTIS pheno's wiring is routed inside the system to prevent cables from becoming dirty and potentially transmitting bacteria. And since it is floor-mounted rather than ceiling-mounted, the system is not only easier to install in the operating suite, but the sterile air flow from the ceiling is interrupted during imaging only by the system's flat-panel detector.
¹ 510(k)-pending.Siemens Healthineers is the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG enabling healthcare providers worldwide to meet their current challenges and to excel in their respective environments. A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services. To help customers succeed in today's dynamic healthcare marketplace, Siemens Healthineers is championing new business models that maximize opportunity and minimize risk for healthcare providers. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.5 billion and net income of over €2.3 billion and has about 46,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available at www.siemens.com/healthineers