Mobile C-arms are X-ray systems that are brought into the operating room (OR) to provide live image guidance during a wide range of surgeries including orthopedic, trauma and vascular procedures. The Zenition mobile C-arm platform brings together innovations in image capture, image processing, ease-of-use and versatility, according to the company.
The platform’s tablet-like user interface and simple workflow allow an operator who has learned to use one system on the platform to operate them all. Zenition has a compact design, a position-memory feature and software designed to capture fast and consistent images even at the edge of the image intensifier or flat detector, reducing the need for C-arm repositioning by 45%. The system also includes software that automatically adjusts the contrast and brightness of images to improve image quality when metal objects such as implants are present in the field of view. Zenition C-arm systems incorporate the same image processing algorithms used on the company’s Azurion platform.
“The Philips Zenition is a user-friendly system that’s intuitive to use for both surgeons and nursing staff,” said cardiac surgery assistant professor Nikolaos Bonaros of the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, in a prepared statement. “Its simplified workflow means that we can convert a room from a conventional OR to a high-quality interventional room more quickly. At the same time, the system provides high image quality at the level required for hybrid OR procedures.”
Philips’ Zenition C-arms are CE marked and have received 510(k) clearance from FDA. The company plans to introduce them in the U.S., Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in the first half of 2019, before rollout in other markets.