Siemens Healthineers said yesterday that it won FDA clearance for its Artis Icono angiography systems for performing a wide range of minimally invasive procedures in a single interventional suite.
The Artis Icono platform includes a biplane system engineered for neuroradiology and abdominal imaging, and a floor-mounted, single-plane system for vascular, interventional cardiology, surgical and oncology procedures. Both systems expand the reach of precision medicine, according to the Munich, Germany-based company.
The biplane system is designed to enhance 2D and 3D neuroradiology and abdominal imaging and difficult-to-delineate structures in neurointerventions and interventional radiology. The company said a biplane user can shift the detector’s position from the patient’s right side to the left side, and switch from interventional radiology to cardiovascular procedures in under 90 seconds.
Siemens Healthineers said the floor-mounted system’s multi-axis layout allows it to achieve “virtually the same” angles as a ceiling-mounted system, leaving space for other equipment without the cost of the ceiling-mounted unit.
Both platforms use a proprietary image chain to redesign processing for 2D imaging and increase image quality across a range of C-arm angles and patient weights while conforming with radiation safety principles, the company said.
The systems also improve on the Siemens Healthineers’s roadmap function, which creates subtracted angiography images to enable easier navigation of the patient’s vascular system during subsequent fluoroscopy and allow for dose reduction in the fluoro mode, the company said.
“The Artis Icono family of angiography systems will have nothing short of a revolutionary impact on our customers and on the delivery of healthcare in general, by setting new standards for image quality and optimized workflow in minimally invasive procedures,” SVP & head of advanced therapies Lara Barghout said in a news release. “And as more hospitals introduce comprehensive stroke services to treat more patients who are eligible for thrombectomies, the Artis Icono biplane raises the bar in consistent 3D image quality for whole-brain imaging.”