Increase in precision and flexibility
The use of robot technology in medical applications for angiography systems was completely new in 2008. Thanks to the flexibility of the system, the patient can be optimally positioned on the operating table. A tilting of the table presents a challenge for conventional C-arm systems since the center of rotation for the C-arm cannot be shifted in all three dimensions. The use of a robot eliminates this limitation.
The tilt and height of the table can be adjusted to support the patient’s hemodynamics and provide the treating doctor or surgeon with optimal access to the operating area. This is a particular advantage during lengthy interventions in which the surgeon has to wear a heavy lead apron, as it enables the surgeon to work without fatigue and with maximum concentration.
The system generates a high-quality, three-dimensional representation of the patient
The Artis zeego optimally meets the requirements of an operating room in a manner unmatched on the market. Thanks to the robotic flexibility, there is no disruption to the complex infrastructure of the operating room. The KUKA robot swivels into the operating area – without the need to remove the cables and hoses on the floor – and provides a high-quality, three-dimensional representation of the patient, similar to that produced by computer tomography (CT), capturing more of the human anatomy than was possible using all previous conventional angiography systems. The knowledge thus obtained enables immediate reaction to new situations or corrections to be carried out – thus granting the team flexibility and eliminating the need for follow-up operations.
Robotic components comply with the highest hygiene class requirements
Imaging in rooms of the highest hygiene class has only now been made possible by the robotic system, as the ceiling-mounted components do not affect the germ-free displacement air flow above the patient. For many hospitals, meticulous compliance with hygiene standards throughout the entire treatment chain is the most important measure against post-operative complications. The Artis zeego, with its integrated KUKA robot, supports this important requirement like no other C-arm system on the surgical and interventional imaging market.