January 19, 2018 | News & Notices
Release of four type of Bi-plane angiography system,
Trinias series unity edition supporting interventional cardiology,
interventional neuroradiology and pediatric interventions
Shimadzu Corporation has been released four models of Bi-plane type as one of the Trinias series unity edition, a minimally invasive angiography system supporting interventional cardiology, interventional neuroradiology and pediatric interventions on January 19th.
The angiography system is an X-ray imaging system used for catheter-based intervention such as stent placement to dilate stenosed blood vessels, and for examination of vascular diseases. It is possible to reduce the contrast medium as compared with a single C-arm type and shorten treatment time, since the Bi-plane type can perform fluoroscopy and acquisition from two directions using two imaging chains. In particular, it is used for interventional cardiology, interventional neuroradiology and pediatric interventions.
Compared to the single plane system, the Bi-plane system, can shorten the treatment time and reduce the contrast medium usage by about 50% in some cases. In addition, the new application "SCORE StentShot" that enhances the visibility of stents is now on release for a total of 14 models of Trinias series unity edition including the new products.
Due to the low invasiveness compared to surgical treatment, and the miniaturization and advancement of treatment devices are progressing, interventional procedures has advanced in recent years. We will continue to focus on developing new technology for the angiography system.
Features of new products
1. Supports minimally invasive treatment for interventional cardiology, interventional neuroradiology and pediatric interventions
It is possible to shorten the treatment time and reduce the contrast medium usage to nearly half, since fluoroscopy and acquisitions are performed with two imaging chains. You can also select a multifunctional patient table "SMART table" realizing free positioning according to examination, which enhances flexible workflow with a customizable touch panel console "SMART Touch" as standard.
2. New applications to enhance stent visibility are now available
Newly add "SCORE StentShot" which emphasizes the stent by reducing the noise on the image to about half of the conventional level while keeping the same X-ray dose level. In addition, "SCORE StentView" has been improved to support full-screen monitor display that is easy to observe. It recognizes and corrects the moving stent by heart beat and displays the region of interest as real-time dynamic image. These two applications contribute to improving the safety of the procedure.
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Trinias series unity edition