The Next Step in Cardiology

The UmhlangaJune 24, 2022

Introducing the Siemens Artis Icono Biplane PRO system

Worldwide, minimally invasive procedures are growing by more than ten per cent annually. These procedures are becoming more complex with older and sicker patients than before. Standardisation of procedural workflows and outstanding imaging quality in interventional laboratories are crucial factors for optimal patient outcomes.

Siemens Healthineers’ purpose is to enable healthcare providers to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, and improving patient experience, all supported by digitalising healthcare.

By constantly bringing breakthrough innovations to the market, Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality care, leading to the best possible outcome for patients.

Siemens Healthineers will continue to build on these strengths to help fight the world’s most threatening diseases, improving the quality of outcomes and enabling access to care. This value promise is borne by the recently launched system from Siemens Healthineers – ARTIS icono® – an icon of innovation.

ARTIS icono® systems make use of procedural intelligence to support standardisation by adapting to the needs and preferences of each procedure and operator to help the healthcare specialist speed up procedures. Procedural intelligence reduces the training times for new staff and streamlines workflows.

Siemens Healthineers believes this unique blend is the key to transforming care delivery and optimising clinical operations. The Netcare Hospital Group promises to provide patients with the best and safest care centred around the patient’s unique needs and circumstances.

Netcare uMhlanga is the first hospital in Africa to install the recently launched interventional lab from Siemens Healthineers, the ARTIS icono® biplane. This new installation will allow the hospital to expand its clinical capabilities by providing better care for its patients.

The ARTIS icono® biplane at Netcare uMhlanga will be used for cardiology interventions by Dr YT Singh and Partners. Dr YT (Trishun) Singh has been a specialist in cardiology practice for the past 35 years. He is an interventional cardiologist and also a cardio-oncologist (first in Africa). Dr Singh is the founder and president of the first Cardio-oncology (COSOSA) Society in Southern Africa.

With the ARTIS icono® biplane, Netcare uMhlanga has the possibility of a wider procedure mix. ARTIS icono® adapts effortlessly to different users and procedures, improving procedural outcomes. ARTIS icono® allows for constant image quality at the lowest possible dose, thereby considerably reducing radiation dose to patients, physicians and staff.

The ARTIS icono® biplane supports 2D and 3D procedures, from the routine examination to the more complex procedure. Multiple disciplines are possible, including interventional radiology and neuro interventions such as stroke and treatment of tumours.

Dr Nishen Paruk, a vascular surgeon at Netcare uMhlanga, will use the ARTIS icono system for vascular interventional procedures, utilising the system’s ability to clearly visualise devices such as guidewires and stents and balloons used during vascular interventional procedures.

The OPTIQ imaging chain technology has considerable advantages for patients by providing exceptional visibility of anatomy, vessels and device placement leading to lower patient radiation doses and improved outcomes.

Siemens Healthineers is proud to be pioneering breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere.

Quote from Dr Singh:

Our cardiology practice at Netcare uMhlanga Hospital is very proud to have the most advanced cardiac catheterisation unit in South Africa. In my 35 years as an interventional cardiologist in practice, I have never seen such superb image quality as seen on the Siemens Healthineers Icono unit. We congratulate Netcare on investing in a very high-quality cardiac catheterisation unit.”

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