News | Interventional Radiology | October 09, 2020

Alphenix Sky + from Canon Medical Delivers Flexibility, Speed and Comfort for Enhanced Interventional Procedures

Enabling clinicians to prioritize comfort, safety and efficiency for optimal interventional radiology procedures, Canon Medical will showcase its Alphenix Sky + system at this year’s RSNA annual meeting.

October 9, 2020 — Enabling clinicians to prioritize comfort, safety and efficiency for optimal interventional radiology procedures, Canon Medical will showcase its Alphenix Sky + system at this year’s RSNA annual meeting. The Alphenix Sky + combines 3-D imaging with Canon Medical’s unique sliding double C-arm, offering unprecedented flexibility that enables users to perform radial access procedures with greater ease. With an innovative C-arm flip under or over the table, and 3-D imaging from anywhere, head end, left side or right side, the system is ideal for advanced interventional radiology procedures. The system incorporates industry-leading automated and user-selectable dose management tools, including Dose Tracking System (DTS), which is designed to help clinicians minimize X-ray exposure in real time. More information is available here and on Canon Medical’s unique, immersive virtual booth during RSNA.

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