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FDA clears ARTIS icono family of angiography systems From Siemens Healthineers

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | September 16, 2019
Siemens ARTIS icono biplane
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the ARTIS icono, a high-precision family of angiography systems from Siemens Healthineers that permit a wide range of minimally invasive procedures to be performed in a single interventional suite. The ARTIS icono biplane system is engineered for optimal utilization in neuroradiology and abdominal imaging, while the ARTIS icono floor is a floor-mounted, single-plane system for vascular, interventional cardiology, surgical, and oncology procedures. Both systems in the ARTIS icono family expand the reach of precision medicine.

At its core, the ARTIS icono platform delivers the new OPTIQ image chain, which fundamentally redesigns image processing for 2D imaging. OPTIQ increases image quality across a wide range of C-arm angles and patient weights, regulating acquisition parameters to automatically achieve optimal image contrast at patient radiation doses that conform to the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) guiding principal for radiation safety. The platform also improves the Siemens Healthineers roadmap function, which creates subtracted angiography images for easier navigation of the patient's vascular system during subsequent fluoroscopy, allowing dose reduction during the fluoro mode.

Additionally, the ARTIS icono platform significantly enhances ease of use through Case Flows, which provide personalized workflow plans to optimize imaging parameters and system positions, in addition to displaying layouts for the entire procedure. Case Flows adapt to user needs, providing flexibility when executing certain sequences. Users can therefore standardize procedures across multiple ARTIS icono labs for improved outcomes and more consistent documentation.

ARTIS icono biplane
The ARTIS icono biplane system is engineered for superior utilization in neurointerventions and interventional radiology, with significantly enhanced 2D and 3D imaging as well as improved visualization of difficult-to-delineate structures.

Recent studies have expanded the window for endovascular stroke therapy from 6 to 24 hours, offering the option of treating more ischemic stroke patients. Stroke treatment and other neuro procedures benefit from new features on the ARTIS icono biplane. A revolutionary form of cone beam CT, syngo DynaCT Sine Spin provides images with fewer cone beam CT artifacts in the basal part of the brain and close to the skull. syngo DynaCT Multiphase produces time-resolved cone beam CT volumes, depicting 10 different time points within 60 seconds without moving the patient to a CT system.

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