Arizona Heart: Three advanced technology operating rooms with state-of-the art C-arm solutions
Leading hospital for heart and vascular disease opts for Ziehm Vision RFD for virtually unlimited imaging
Arizona Heart, one of the area's leading hospitals for the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular disease, has opted for Ziehm digital flat-panel C-arms for its three advanced technology suites. The Ziehm Vision RFD hybrid edition delivers distortion-free, high-resolution images for interventional procedures, and represents a cost-efficient alternative solution to fixed installed systems. Twelve ceiling-mounted monitors from Ziehm Imaging guarantee for ideal visualization in the OR.
Dr. Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD at Arizona Heart, performs an increasing number of hybrid procedures. These less-invasive interventions speed up patient recovery and minimize pain, all while treating more complex problems. "Without imaging, we would not be able to successfully treat many critically ill patients. The Ziehm C-arm is often used for complex cases which can take hours. Its image quality is comparable with many fixed imaging systems", says Dr. Wheatley III. "A reliable imaging solution is critical since we do not want to worry about the C-arm shutting down because of overheating when treating the patient."
The Ziehm Vision RFD is tailored to hybrid OR use criteria. With up to 25 images per second, its powerful monoblock generator also produces high-quality X-rays of moving objects such as beating hearts. Lead technologist Scott Cox R.T.'s team performs between 120-150 endovascular and hybrid procedures per month. "One of the best things about the Ziehm C-arms is their ease of use. It is very easy to switch between live angio, subtracted roadmapping and the archived images via touchscreen."
Ziehm Imaging is dedicated to provide not only innovative technology, but also outstanding service, including staff training and continuous assistance during the installation. Chief Operation Officer Shanna Woyak says: "Ziehm Imaging's service excellence is unsurpassed. They are accessible and visible and have played a viable role in our physician and staff education on the C-arms."
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