Royal Philips has received the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) approval for its Zenition 30 mobile C-arm system to enable image-guided surgical procedures.

The Zenition 30 mobile C-arm platform brings together advances in image capture, image processing, ease-of-use, and versatility on Philips’ Windows-based Zenition platform.

It provides surgeons with enhanced flexibility, control, and personalisation of C-arm movement and user settings and reduces their dependency on support personnel.

Zenition 30 also addresses the budget constraints in hospital systems, by reducing the number of support staff required during surgical procedures.

With the advanced C-arm, surgeons can treat more patients, spending more time focusing on each patient, resulting in a better patient and staff experience.

Philips image-guided therapy systems general manager Mark Stoffels said: “Based on our Zenition platform’s proven ease of use and workflow efficiency, the new Zenition 30 offers a unique combination of personalized control and image clarity to enhance the speed and accuracy of decision-making for a range of clinical procedures at a price point that meets today’s economic and business goals.”

According to Philips, superior image quality is crucial for patient outcomes during image-guided procedures, but it should not involve excessive X-ray exposure due to safety concerns.

The company said that its Zenition 30 features new-generation flat detector technology, advanced imaging algorithms, and personalized user profiles to deliver superior image quality.

It also comes with automatic workflow customisation, automatically adjusting to an individual surgeon’s preferred settings and way of working from the moment they log on.

With a few manual adjustments, the system will enable smoother procedures and more first-time-right imaging.

Philips’ BodySmart software further enhances a surgeon’s ability to capture consistent images without the need for manual adjustments when the target anatomy is off-centre.

Its MetalSmart software automatically adjusts image contrast and brightness to improve image quality for patients with metal implants, while maintaining a low X-ray dose.

The dedicated paediatric mode automatically reduces dose rates for young patients, and the digital subtraction angiography (DSA) capability allows clear imaging of vasculatures.

Zenition 30 offers surgeons much greater control over C-arm positioning during surgical procedures, with easily reachable pushbuttons on the flat detector.

The C-arm comes with an electromagnetic braking system on either side of the stand to eliminate the manual effort required for using conventional mechanical brakes.

Furthermore, Zenition 30 requires fewer images during a procedure because the first image already incorporates their preferred settings, said the health technology company.