Royal Philips Electronics announced the availability of the Veradius X-ray system. A mobile C-arm with a super thin, flat detector, Philips Veradius is designed to give the surgeon more flexibility and to improve patient care by streamlining workflow and improving image quality. The system also includes an additional monitor on the C-arm stand, enabling the operator to have an unobstructed view of the live image.
The flat detector on the Veradius frees up valuable space during challenging procedures and gives surgeons more space to see their team and the patient. Dr. J. A. van Herwaarden, vascular surgeon and director of the Endovascular Program at UMC Utrecht, is one of the first surgeons to evaluate the Veradius in daily practice:
Dr. van Herwaarden commented, As the flat detector is less obtrusive, it doesn’t block eye contact between members of the operating room team and so improves communication.
Designed in-house by Philips’ imaging experts, the new flat detector builds on Philips’ long expertise in flat detector technology used in its fixed cardiovascular systems. Early users of the system have reported an overall improvement in image resolution and contrast. The high dynamic range combined with automatic calibration provides high levels of contrast. Unlike traditional image intensifiers, the flat detector is not affected by magnetic and geometric distortions, resulting in consistent edge-to-edge image quality.
The Veradius also helps to reduce the radiation dose received by patients and staff by using a combination of advanced imaging technologies. Philips’ unique beam filters reduce patient skin X-ray dose by 40 percent over conventional filters, and the ‘pulsed fluoroscopy’ mode can reduce X-ray dose by up to 75 percent. The Veradius can be used for a full range of procedures, from orthopedic surgery and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair to coronary angiography and neuro stimulation.