FDA Approves Artis one Angiography System by Siemens

May 5, 2014

The now FDA-approved angiography system by Siemens Healthcare has been optimized for extensive clinical utilization.

The Artis one, an angiography system optimized for broad clinical utilization by Siemens Healthcare, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Artis one is designed for routine interventions, which include revascularizations of peripheral vessel occlusions, functional tests of dialysis shunts in patients with kidney failure, diagnostic or minimally invasive angiographic treatment of narrowed coronary arteries and pacemaker implantations. The floor-mounted design offers the same positioning flexibility as ceiling-mounted systems and occupies 269 square feet (versus the 484 square feet occupied by ceiling-mounted systems), Siemens says.

The system’s several axes move independently of one another, allowing clinicians to easily position the system. It accommodates head-to-toe coverage of patients up to 6 feet, 10 inches without the need for repositioning the patient, Siemens reports. The system also allows free access to the patient’s head.

According to Siemens, the 30-inch display delivers images up to 90 percent larger than conventional 19-inch monitors. The system also features a tableside console, with an on-screen, menu-guided interface, which the physician can navigate directly using the heads-up display.

The Clearstent Live application, which was previously only offered on the Siemens’ premium family Artis Q and Artis Q.zen, will be offered on the Artis one. The technology freezes motion in the region of the stent, which allows physicians to mask out movement of the beating heart and place the stent in the correct position. Artis one features other cardiac imaging tools, including a dual-axis rotational angiography to image the entire heart in a single, smooth C-arm movement, providing potential to speed up procedures and save contrast agents, Siemens reports. The system also uses 20 percent less energy than the Siemens’ Artis zee floor system.

The Artis one system has multiple configurations that can be tailored to accommodate a range of clinical requirements.