London, UK - Philips Healthcare recently introduced the Veradius Neo mobile C-arm with Flat Detector to allow surgeons to handle in a more precise and easy manner challenging patients and procedures. Developed in collaboration with surgeons from around the world, Veradius Neo features a completely new C-arc geometry; this optimised geometry is specially designed to accommodate, with increased manoeuvrability, even the most bariatric patients. It also offers flexible dose management settings and advanced Flat Detector imaging technology to support surgeons in performing the latest image-guided surgical interventions.
“Veradius Neo is truly the product of a collaborative process that included the input of many surgeons and technologists from around the world” said Mike Hayden, Sales Director, Imaging Systems, Philips Healthcare UK. “With customers’ input, particularly their hands-on evaluation of early designs, we’ve developed a mobile C-arm that is easy to position, even for very large patients.”
The Veradius Neo is the latest in a long line of Philips innovations in interventional imaging that began with the commercial introduction of the world’s first mobile C-arm in 1955. Veradius Neo is also Philips’ second generation of Flat Detector-based mobile C-arms, building on the considerable success of the Philips Veradius system, introduced in 2009.
Exceptional access and easy positioning for orthopaedic procedures
Orthopaedic surgery can present difficult positioning challenges. The Veradius Neo addresses these unique demands with a new optimised C-arc geometry that provides more room for orthopaedic surgeons to work and to position around patients.
Mobile C-arms are repositioned many times during most procedures in order to deliver visualisation for image-guided interventions. To simplify communication between surgical team members and make it easy to quickly move to a requested position, the Veradius Neo now has colour coding that clearly indicates different movements and angles. Once in the desired position, the system’s advanced Flat Detector provides high-quality images without the distortion that is inherent in images produced by previous generation image intensifier technology. Surgeons can use these undistorted images to help place screws and other devices with precision.
Superb image quality and intuitive workflow for vascular procedures
Minimally invasive procedures, such as endovascular repairs are performed by surgeons using small stents and other devices that can be difficult to visualise. To provide adequate visualisation during a procedure, a mobile C-arm must be able to produce high contrast images of dynamic anatomy. The Flat Detector on the Veradius Neo has a greater dynamic range than older image intensifier technology and is therefore able to meet the high standards needed for these procedures by providing high-contrast digital subtraction angiography runs and roadmap guidance.
Veradius Neo’s advanced X-ray generation technology allows distortion-free visualisation of dynamic anatomy in challenging procedures such as transaortic aneurysm repair. During the vascular cases, the surgeon is in full control, ensuring a seamless vascular workflow.
Range of dose management features
X-ray dose remains a concern for the surgical environment for general procedures, and in particular, long minimally invasive procedures. Veradius Neo incorporates a full range of dose management features that allow low X-ray dose for lengthy minimally invasive procedures, while providing high quality images.
Philips’ beam filters enhance the quality of X-ray while the monoblock design results in sharp pulses to support excellent dose efficiency. The easily removable grid on the Flat Detector makes it possible to visualise small anatomy and extremities with exceptional image quality.