As the range of intervention and minimal invasive procedures continues to expand in surgical world, Royal Philips Electronics has announced the availability of the Veradius X-ray system. Philips Veradius is a mobile C-arm with a super thin, flat detector, designed to give the surgeon more flexibility and to improve patient care by streamlining work flow 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. It is difficult to see and coordinate in tasks between team members as the operating rooms are crowded with equipment and people. 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. He commented that flat detector is less obtrusive.
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. There has been reported an overall improvement in image resolution and contrast by early users of the system. It provides high levels of contrast by combining high dynamic range combined with automatic calibration. 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. The flat detector technology is available with Veradius in USA, Europe, Middle East and Australia.