Siemens installs ceiling-mounted cath

April 21, 2004

St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL, is renovating its cardiac catheterization laboratory to install Siemens' Axiom Artis dTC, a digital ceiling-mounted cardiac imaging system equipped with flat-panel detector technology. The system, the first of

St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL, is renovating its cardiac catheterization laboratory to install Siemens' Axiom Artis dTC, a digital ceiling-mounted cardiac imaging system equipped with flat-panel detector technology. The system, the first of Siemens' new breed of cardiac cath products to be installed at a clinical site in the U.S., is part of a five-year strategic alliance between the German company and the hospital. Renovations include the creation of a new prep room, designed to increase patient comfort by allowing patients to arrive the morning of their catheterization procedure and wait with their families.