|By PR Newswire||
|September 13, 2012 06:05 AM EDT||
RASTATT, Germany, September 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
A combination of the Magnus OR table system from Maquet and the Artis zeego® angiography system from Siemens Healthcare will provide hospitals with interdisciplinary, flexible use of the hybrid OR enabling optimal patient care.
With the opening of the new hybrid OR at the Surgical Academy in Rastatt, physicians, hospital administrators and hospital design engineers now have an opportunity to obtain comprehensive information about current solutions available for interdisciplinary patient care.
An important part of the new installation is its multifunctionality. Whereas previously the hybrid OR was primarily utilized for cardiovascular procedures, it can now be flexibly used in disciplines such as neurosurgery, orthopedics, trauma surgery and urology. "Hybrid operating rooms are most cost-effective when they are able to be used by various disciplines, for cardiovascular surgery as well as for normal OR operation, resulting in maximum utilization while minimizing downtime," states Klaus Christian, Global Project Manager for Hybrid ORs from Maquet.
Optimal integration - Artis zeego® and Magnus
The Magnus OR table system and the Artis zeego® angiography system are at the center of the hybrid OR, which is equipped almost exclusively with MAQUET products. The integrated robotic technology of Artis zeego® enables the C-arm to be positioned in practically any position around the OR table and the patient. This allows the surgeon to view vessels, bones and organs precisely from all angles. In addition, through the fast rotation of its flat detector, Artis zeego® generates a large number of optimal-quality CT-like 3D-images, which present new diagnostic and therapy perspectives. The Magnus OR table system and the angiography system comprise a completely integrated system, providing the surgeon with the greatest possible freedom of movement.
Maquet is a global leader in the field of hybrid OR, offering a full range of products and services. The demand is growing steadily: when planning the construction of new operating rooms or the renovation of their existing ones, more and more clinics are opting for a hybrid OR. "We have been engaged with this highly complex topic for more than twelve years now. To date we have installed more than 120 hybrid rooms globally. In addition to a complete installation, customers also benefit from our services with respect to planning, project implementation and project management," said Klaus Christian, summarizing the added value. In addition to the Magnus OR table system, the MAQUET product portfolio encompasses all essential components of the hybrid OR - with the exception of the imaging devices - such as the flexible Variop room concept, the Magnus OR table system, OR lights, ceiling supply systems, heart-lung machines, anesthesia machines and OR integration.
INFORMATION ABOUT MAQUET
As a trusted partner to hospitals and clinicians since 1838, Maquet is a global leader in medical systems that advance surgical interventions, cardiovascular procedures and critical care. Maquet develops and designs innovative products and therapeutic applications for the operating room, hybrid OR/cath lab, intensive care unit and patient transport within acute care hospitals, improving outcomes and quality of life for patients.
Cardiovascular specialties include intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABC) therapy for cardiac assist; coronary artery bypass surgery; aortic and peripheral vascular surgery; and extracorporeal circulation. The portfolio is enhanced by pioneering therapies in thrombus management as well as cardiovascular surgery and biosurgery.
Critical Care offers market-leading intensive care ventilators and anesthesia machines.
Maquet also equips Surgical Workplaces with critical infrastructure such as flexible room design for OR and ICU; OR tables; lights and ceiling supply units; and OR integration for image data management.
Maquet is a subsidiary of the publicly listed Swedish Getinge Group. In 2011, Maquet generated nearly 1.4 billion Euro which is more than half of the Group's annual revenue of 2.4 billion Euros. The Getinge Group has 13,000 employees worldwide, including around 6,000 Maquet employees in 50 international sales and service organizations, as well as a network of more than 280 sales representatives.
MAQUET - The Gold Standard.
Comprehensive insight into the possibilities for equipping, planning and implementing a new hybrid OR is available to physicians, hospital administrators, hospital design engineers from Klaus Christian by phone +49-7222-932-1363 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
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