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FDA clears angiography system optimized for broad clinical applications

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May 5, 2014 - Siemens Healthcare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Artis one, an angiography system optimized for broad clinical utilization. Applications for the Artis one include routine interventions, such as 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 Artis one angiography system is available in multiple configurations that are tailored to fit a broad range of clinical requirements.

Despite being floor-mounted, the Artis one enjoys a positioning flexibility similar to ceiling-mounted systems and occupies just 269-square-feet, compared to the standard 484-square-feet required by ceiling-mounted systems. The system features several axes that can move independently of one other, enabling physicians and hospital staff to easily position the system where needed – regardless of where they stand. It accommodates full head-to-toe coverage of patients up to 6 feet, 10 inches without the need for patient repositioning. The system allows free access to the patient's head, enabling optimal care during the procedure.

Tactile buttons on the Artis one’s tableside console can be manipulated easily even under the sterile covering. The system’s on-screen, menu-guided user interface allows the physician to navigate directly using the heads-up display. All information regarding the procedure remains directly in front of the operator. The Artis one’s 30-inch display size delivers images up to 90 percent larger than conventional 19-inch monitors.

Artis one’s Clearstent Live application for interventional cardiology procedures – previously available only with Siemens’ premium family Artis Q and Artis Q.zen – freezes motion in the region of the stent, allowing the physician to mask out movement of the beating heart and place the stent in precisely the correct position. The Artis one also offers new tools for cardiac imaging, including HeartSweep, which uses dual-axis rotational angiography to image the entire heart in a single, smooth C-arm movement instead of multiple acquisitions from different projections. This single-sweep movement has the potential to speed up procedures and save contrast agents.¹ By utilizing 20 percent less energy than Siemens’ Artis zee floor system, the Artis one also helps reduce operational costs. This feat is achieved primarily through components manufactured by Siemens for industry automation.

The Artis one angiography system is available in multiple configurations that are tailored to fit a broad range of clinical requirements.

¹ This is the experience of individual users. Results may vary.


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