Philips ships 3-D DSA upgrade

April 28, 1999

Philips Medical Systems of Shelton, CT, has begun shipping Integris 3D RA, a new option for the Integris V5000 line of angiography systems that enables clinicians to reconstruct rotational angiography exams into 3-D images. Philips debuted the technology

Philips Medical Systems of Shelton, CT, has begun shipping Integris 3D RA, a new option for the Integris V5000 line of angiography systems that enables clinicians to reconstruct rotational angiography exams into 3-D images. Philips debuted the technology at last year’s RSNA meeting as a separate workstation, but since then has decided to make it available as an option on the V5000 console.

Philips believes that Integris 3D RA will prove useful in neurointerventional procedures by giving clinicians more accurate views of neurological anatomy, such as the size and shape of a brain aneurysm. The software is capable of reconstructing the first 3-D image in six minutes, with subsequent reconstructions taking from 20 seconds to 10 minutes, depending on the size of the data set.