Royal Philips launched the new Philips Zenition mobile C-arm imaging platform. The system will be introduced in the U.S., Austria, Germany and Switzerland in 1H19, with additional markets to follow.
Zenition addresses hospital challenges in the face of increasing application of image-guided minimally invasive surgery (MIS). To help treat more patients at a lower cost, Zenition mobile C-arms can be moved smoothly among O.R.s and are designed to be easily positioned and used. The platform features a tablet-like user interface and "Unify" workflow so that once an operator has learned to use one system on the platform, he or she knows how to operate them all.
Position Memory and BodySmart software reduce the need for C-arm repositioning by a reported 45%. Further, Philips' MetalSmart software automatically adjusts the contrast and brightness of images to improve image quality when metal objects such as implants are present, which is especially useful in orthopedic applications.
Also in support of MIS procedures, in early 2017, the company announced development of augmented-reality surgical navigation technology for use in image-guided open and minimally invasive spine procedures. This approach creates an internal 3D view acquired by x-ray.
Sources: Royal Philips; ORTHOWORLD Inc.