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News Multidisciplinary Hybrid OR with Artis Q and Surgical Table From Maquet Artis Q with Maquet table in spine position. Hybrid Operating Rooms for Little Patients The 590-bed hospital is an important educational and research center, closely cooperating with leading pediatric hospitals from all over the world. Each year, the institute treats 28,000 children, provides 160,000 out-patient consultations, and performs 5,600 surgical procedures. The hybrid OR offers both diagnosis and treatment in one room, in one procedure. Different steps that used to be done in a “staged” approach over several separate interventions can now be combined in one single procedure. Cardiac surgeons and cardiologists perform these extremely complex cases in a joint approach. This can lead to a reduced hospitalization and rehabilitation period, and a quicker return home for small patients. The OR is equipped with a Siemens Artis zee® biplane angiography system, featuring a number of specialized applications to support physicians in their treatment. Particularly beneficial is the ability to acquire CT-like images in 3D through rotational angiography, known as syngo DynaCT, during a procedure in the OR, without having to transfer the patient to the CT scanner. In the future, the hospital plans on further extending hybrid OR usage to include treatment such as electrophysiology procedures. Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen just opened their first hybrid operating room in a newly built surgery center: an 80 square meter OR featuring the Artis zeego angiography system with the robotic technology of the Artis Q family. Equipped with a ground-breaking new tube and detector, as well as a host of novel software options, the Artis Q family offers outstanding image quality, dose saving features, and flexibility for imaging in multiple clinical disciplines. Another important benefit of the new Artis zeego system is the superior flexibility based on its robotic nature which is especially important in an OR environment. As an example, intra-operative 3D imaging (syngo® DynaCT) is possible even with the patient in a spine or sitting position, which is often crucial in neuro surgery as performed at Haukeland University Hospital. This Artis zeego system also features a host of other unique benefits, such as a variable isocenter. This allows for free adjustment of table and C-arm height to make work for the respective user most comfortable and ergonomic. John-Einar Thorsheim, Project Manager at Haukeland University Hospital, explained, “Our vision was to build a hybrid OR that numerous disciplines can benefit from – cardio-thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, neuro and trauma surgery, in cooperation with radiology and cardiology.” Combining the new Artis zeego with a surgical table does just that by adding to the versatility of the OR for use in both minimally invasive, hybrid, and open procedures. The Children’s University Hospital Cracow Photo: Barlomiej Pawlak The Children’s University Hospital Cracow recently opened one of the world’s most modern hybrid ORs for pediatric treatment. It will contribute to saving the lives of newborns and infants with complex heart defects. 6  AXIOM Innovations | December 2013 | www.siemens.com/angiography


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