Royal Philips has introduced the Philips Image Guided Therapy Mobile C-arm System 9000-Zenition 90 Motorized to help surgeons provide high-quality care to more patients.

Zenition 90 Motorized is an intuitive C-arm with expanded capabilities that allows the surgeon to control it from the table side with user-friendly controls and time-saving features.

The system is designed to address complex vascular needs and a range of clinical procedures, such as cardiac interventions, pain management and urology.

It facilitates enhanced clinical efficiency, based on its automated workflows, image controls through the Touch Screen Module and advanced software solutions.

The Dutch company plans to commercialise the Zenition 90 Motorized from Q2 2024.

Philips image guided therapy systems business leader Mark Stoffels said: “During complex procedures, it’s vital to be able to rely on surgical imaging systems.

“As surgeons navigate their way through challenging vasculature, the priority is to quickly visualize small anatomical details while limiting contrast use and X-ray dose.

“The new Zenition 90 Motorized empowers medical teams to confidently perform a wide range of interventions while achieving the best possible outcome for their patients.”

In a separate development, Philips said it is expanding its access to virtually helium-free MRI, with more than 1,000 systems currently installed worldwide.

Philips BlueSeal magnet is the industry’s first 1.5T fully sealed magnet and requires only 0.5% of the helium of a conventional Philips MR system.

It enables more patients in diverse locations to benefit from a technology that plays an essential role in diagnosing many of the world’s most prevalent diseases.

Philips is expanding the reach of its MRI tech to places that were previously difficult to install, including remote locations, and those prone to storms, earthquakes, and other obstacles.

Tokyo Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic president Hiroyuki SUGAYA said: “We wanted to set up the MRI in the basement of a building in the middle of the city centre to provide better access to care for our patients.

“Not having a quench pipe to expel helium out of the building in the event of an emergency was very important to us due to the location of the MRI system.

“We also needed an MRI system that would be a good financial investment, significantly reducing construction costs and reducing the need to refill helium.”