Kent and Canterbury Hospital install Artis zee

With an Artis zee at Kent and Canterbury Hospital are lead consultant for interventional radiology Dr Mark Downes (left) with Siemens Healthcare regional sales and corporate business manager Clive West.


Kent and Canterbury Hospital, part of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, was one of the first sites in the country to use an interventional imaging system in an operating theatre environment. 


The ceiling-mounted Artis zee from Siemens Healthcare was installed to incorporate all the aspects of an operating theatre, plus state-of-the-art imaging equipment.


Bringing vascular radiologists and surgeons into the same room as the patient enables a combined approach to treatment, particularly during endovascular aneurysm repair.  A surgeon is able to operate immediately in sterile conditions and with the x-ray properties of the Artis zee still available. 


“We had previous experience with Siemens systems and wanted an interventional solution that was cutting edge in design and could meet our specific need for a ceiling-mounted deasign,” said lead consultant for interventional radiology Dr Mark Downes. 


syngo DynaCT has been installed with the system.  It delivers CT-like slice images of an organ using the C-arm of the Artis zee.  These projections are reconstructed into a 3D representation which is sent to the monitor.


See this report on page 32 of the March 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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