On the left are consultant radiologist Dr Wai Chen Liong, radiology nurse Helen Cox and senior interventional radiographer Lynsey Kitch. On the right are Philips modality sales specialist Simon Bunce, radiographer Abigail Morrell and consultant radiologist Dr Dinuke Warakaulle.
Wycombe Hospital has purchased a Philips BV Pulsera 12″ C-arm system with the intention of expanding its applications to include a new endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) service.
The BV Pulsera is the most sophisticated system in Philips’ range of surgical C-arms and with a 12″ image intensifier, its large field-of-view is ideal for specialised minimally invasive procedures as well as routine surgical interventions. The hospital selected the system for its image quality, which is comparable to its fixed room facilities.
Operational manager Paul Murphy said: “Several factors influenced our decision. The large field image intensifier and rotating anode were certainly big plus points, but a major benefit is the that it is a big machine with a small footprint. This gives us all the advantages of a premium system with ease of movement of a small, compact C-arm.”
Philips says the key to its clarity and power is its pulsed fluoroscopy mode (30 pulses/sec) which helps to eliminate movement artefacts and provide virtually blur-free images. The rotating anode of the system allows fluoroscopy during longer, more complex cases, without the risk of overheating, giving almost unlimited fluoroscopy times.
See the full report on page 32 of the March 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.