Evaluation: Philips Azurion FlexMove Ceiling-Mounted Angiography System for Hybrid OR Applications

December 29, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance


The Philips Azurion FlexMove ceiling-mounted angiography system for hybrid OR applications is a very good choice for endovascular and open surgical procedures. The system has many advanced tools and features to improve procedure workflow. In addition, the system can significantly reduce patient dose without sacrificing image quality.

*Figure 1.The Azurion FlexMove. (Image courtesy of Philips.)*
  1. Angiography systems use x-rays to allow visualization of the vasculature to aid in the assessment of potential conditions and to provide guidance during interventional procedures. A hybrid OR is a surgical suite equipped with a dedicated imaging system, integrated patient table, and tableside controls to enable physician-controlled intraoperative imaging. Hybrid ORs can accommodate both minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. These suites typically include angiography, CT, and/or MR imaging equipment.

a) This type of room allows percutaneous procedures to be performed before, during, or after an open surgical procedure, without the need to move the patient from the OR table.

b) Clinical applications include vascular, cardiovascular, thoracic, spine, and neurologic procedures.

c) Procedures include endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), transcatheter aortic valve implantation or replacement (TAVI or TAVR), and peripheral vascular procedures.

d) The most common type of hybrid OR...

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