The Valley Hospital Introduces State-of-the-Art Imaging for Neurointerventions

PARAMUS, NJ, June 6, 2024 – The Valley Hospital has recently added the new Siemens Healthineers Artis icono biplane to its interventional imaging services.

The ARTIS icono biplane system is engineered for superior utilization in neurointerventions and interventional radiology, with significantly enhanced 2D and 3D whole-brain imaging as well as improved visualization of difficult-to-delineate structures in the brain, vascular system and complex vessel anatomies.

The icono biplane is used to image patients experiencing complex neurovascular conditions like stroke, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and other cerebrovascular diseases.

There are many benefits of the icono biplane over previous systems:

Advanced imaging quality: It delivers high-resolution images for detailed visualization of anatomical structures and pathologies, and clear 3D imaging for the brain for better spatial orientation in complex procedures at a low dose.

Greater workflow efficiency: Fast image acquisition and time-saving mechanical flexibility speeds up procedures, so patients spend less time on the table. This is especially important in time-critical cases like stroke.

More versatility in procedures: The system is suitable for a wide range of procedures – neurointerventional, cardiovascular, and peripheral interventions – and integrates seamlessly with other devices. Flexible positioning of the detectors adds more flexibility.

The biplane is a key feature of Valley’s new interventional suite and is used to conduct a magnitude of procedures with an emphasis on neurointerventions.

“Benefits of the icono biplane include accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients, including reducing radiation up to 60% for patient safety; clearer visualizations of the brain; optimal patient access; and faster procedures with the ability to adapt to different procedures and workflows,” said Dorothea Altschul, MD, Director of Neurointerventional Surgery for The Valley Hospital. “We look forward to using this advanced technology to continue to quickly diagnose and treat our patients.”

According to Siemens Healthineers, the ARTIS icono features a new OPTIQ image chain which fundamentally redesigns image processing for 2D imaging. OPTIQ increases image quality across a wide range of C-arm angles and patient weights, regulating acquisition parameters to automatically achieve optimal image contrast at patient radiation doses that conform to the As-Low-As-Reasonably Achievable guiding principle for radiation safety.

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Photo Caption:

Dorothea Altschul, MD, Director of Neurointerventional Surgery for The Valley Hospital, with the icono biplane.

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