Siemens Healthineers has introduced updated tools to improve the quality of care in endovascular procedures.
Its Acuson Freestyle Elite ultrasound scanner can now be combined with Artis angiography systems for ultrasound use during interventional procedures, the company said. The combined unit is called Artis Freestyle Access. Its antenna receiver is placed on top of the Artis display with the Acuson Freestyle unit mounted at the rear, resulting in a cable-free system, according to Siemens.
Artis Freestyle Access will be available for new installations of Artis Q, Artis Q.zen, Artis zee, and Artis pheno, in combination with the dedicated Acuson Freestyle Elite ultrasound system with Artis Access. (Artis pheno is pending 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.)
In addition, Siemens has released a new version of its syngo embolization guidance software, which now features automatic feeder detection and color-coded visualization of tumor-feeding vessels. This allows interventional radiologists to embolize the entire tumor in transarterial chememobolization procedures, according to the firm.