NUREMBERG, Germany, November 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ziehm Imaging's intuitive SmartVascular software considerably simplifies imaging in vascular surgery. It introduces an entirely new workflow for fast results. This solution raises efficiency levels, eliminates interim C-arm operating steps and automates the imaging processes. SmartVascular is compatible with all Ziehm Vision C-arms and tailored to vascular procedures.
Thanks to modern imaging technology, even the most demanding vascular operations can now be performed using low impact, minimally invasive techniques. In addition to preoperative imaging, real-time intraoperative images of vascular structures are playing an increasingly important role here. As a leading manufacturer of innovative C-arms, Ziehm Imaging has been supporting vascular surgeons for many years with a range of products delivering high-precision image data during interventions. Now Ziehm Imaging has launched SmartVascular, an easy-to-use software solution that enables vascular surgeons to quickly postprocess X-ray images that support decision-making during minimally invasive procedures.
Surgeons can use the software to create a digital subtraction angiography at any time during an operation without having to use the touchscreen as an interface. SmartVascular automates all MSA and RSA process steps, allowing complex vascular procedures to be planned and performed with minimum amounts of contrast media and shorter fluoroscopy times.
"SmartVascular represents an entirely new workflow. It makes imaging considerably easier for surgeons, enabling them to generate the requisite image data in just a few steps," explains Dr. Stefan Wagner, Product Manager at Ziehm Imaging. "In combination with our C-arms with flat-panel detectors, SmartVascular delivers images that are of outstanding quality to support highly complex procedures."
Smart hardware/software bundle
SmartVascular software is compatible with the entire Ziehm Vision C-arm portfolio. Equipped with the latest flat-panel detector technology, Ziehm Vision RFD, for example, delivers distortion-free images, a wider field of view and is particularly suited to vascular surgery. Its square, 30 cm x 30 cm flat-panel detector increases the field of view to 2.5 times that of conventional devices, enabling even peripheral vessels to be easily visualized. Thanks to the 20kW generator, the powerful C-arm can produce high-contrast images of even fine vascular structures with over 16,000 shades of gray - making Ziehm Vision RFD and SmartVascular the perfect bundle for vascular surgery.
More information can be found at http://www.ziehm.com .
SOURCE: Ziehm Imaging
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