Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019

Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform

New platform brings advances from Philips Azurion image-guided therapy platform to mobile C-arms, adapting to needs of a range of surgical specialties

Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform

February 18, 2019 — Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray systems that are brought into the operating room (OR) to provide live image guidance during a wide range of surgeries including orthopedic, trauma and vascular procedures. The Zenition mobile C-arm platform brings together innovations in image capture, image processing, ease-of-use and versatility pioneered on Philips’ Azurion platform. Zenition allows hospitals to maximize OR performance, enhance their clinical capabilities and offer their staff a high-quality user experience. Zenition will be introduced in the U.S., Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the first half of 2019, and will subsequently be rolled out in further markets.

The scope and complexity of surgical interventions – especially in the rapidly growing area of image-guided minimally invasive surgery – continues to increase, as does the number of patients requiring treatment. In order to treat more patients at a lower cost, hospitals require a versatile fleet of C-arms with varying capabilities that easily adapt to the needs of different types of surgery and different operators. Zenition mobile C-arms are easy to move between operating rooms, simple to position around the patient and intuitive to operate.

Read the article "Mobile C-Arms Mature But Improving"

“The Philips Zenition is a user-friendly system that’s intuitive to use for both surgeons and nursing staff,” said Nikolaos Bonaros, associate professor of cardiac surgery at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. “Its simplified workflow means that we can convert a room from a conventional OR to a high-quality interventional room more quickly. At the same time the system provides high image quality at the level required for hybrid OR procedures.”

Philips Zenition supports increased OR performance across the healthcare facility. The platform’s tablet-like user interface and simple Unify workflow mean that once an operator has learned to use one system on the platform, it is easy for them to operate them all. The systems make point-and-shoot image capture fast and intuitive during any interventional or surgical procedure. Zenition’s compact design, Position Memory feature (only available on Zenition 70) and BodySmart software, which captures fast and consistent images even at the edge of the image intensifier or flat detector, reduce the need for C-arm repositioning by 45 percent [1].

For crisp high-quality image viewing, Zenition C-arm systems incorporate the same image processing algorithms used on the company’s Azurion platform, offering high-definition visualization of patient anatomies and a greater viewing area. Image quality is assured by features such as Philips’ MetalSmart software, which automatically adjusts the contrast and brightness of images to improve image quality when metal objects such as implants are present in the field of view – a feature that makes Zenition systems especially useful in orthopedics.

The Philips Zenition platform is designed for the future, allowing for longer clinical relevance of the systems. With two different detector and image intensifier options and the ability to subscribe to Philips’ Technology Maximizer program, Zenition offers users the latest software and hardware technology releases for a fraction of the cost of purchasing them individually.

Philips’ Zenition C-arms are CE marked and have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They will be showcased at the 2019 European Congress of Radiology (ECR) exhibition, Feb. 28 – March 3 in Vienna, Austria.

Read the article "Mobile C-Arms Going Digital"

For more information: www.usa.philips.com/healthcare

Reference

[1] Results obtained during user tests performed in November 2013 by Use-Lab GmbH, an independent company. The tests involved 30 U.S.-based clinicians (15 physicians teamed up with 15 nurses or X-ray technicians), who performed simulated procedures in a simulated OR environment. None of them had worked with a Philips C-arm or with each other before.

Related Content

The key trends Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Imagesbserved at 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting all focused around COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and the impact it has had on radiology. #RSNA #RSNA20 #RSNA2020

Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Images

Feature | RSNA | January 20, 2021 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane and Dave Fornell
According to a new research report1 on the contrast media injectors published by MarketsandMarkets, the market was estimated to be $1.3 billion in 2020 and projected to reach $1.9 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4 percent over 2020-2025.

The ulrich CTmotion

Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | January 20, 2021 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
According to a new...
More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell.

More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Angiography | January 19, 2021 | By Bhvita Jani
January 19, 2021 – With the postponement of non-essential elective surgeries and medical procedures in 2020 to conser
Multidisciplinary functionality supports high-capacity utilization and economic efficiency
News | Mobile C-Arms | January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021 — Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the...
Volpara Health announced two new research studies using AI-powered software to score breast density objectively and consistently to evaluate its impact in mammography and breast cancer risk assessment.
News | Breast Density | December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020 — Volpara Health announced two new research studies using...
Company delivers on last year’s roadmap milestones and continues to advance cloud-native suite of tools to lead industry to the future of enterprise imaging
News | Enterprise Imaging | December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020 — ...
 EvoHealth, a trailblazer in incorporating new technology in healthcare IT software, announced it has exceeded its first milestone of more than 100 customers with over 200 locations.
News | Information Technology | December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020 — EvoHealth, a trailblazer in incorporating n