Artis zeego is a device based on robotic technology, will enable The Royal Free Hospital’s vascular surgeons and radiologists to perform highly complex procedures such as vascular surgery for aortic aneurysms without the need for open chest or abdominal surgery, Siemens said.

The Royal Free Hospital will also be using Siemens’ syngo DynaCT with the Artis zeego, an application that delivers 3D cross-sectional, large-volume images of a specified area to the tableside within 30 seconds, eliminating the need to transfer patients for pre and post operative imaging, keeping angio and CT suites free for diagnostic use.

Royal Free Hospital Vascular Surgery professor George Hamilton said that the Artis zeego will give the image detail needed in one system, without having to transfer patients from X-ray to the interventional suite.

“The robotic technology is and its benefits will extend beyond the operating theatre, enabling us to treat more patients more safely in less time, offer quicker recovery and improved throughput,” Hamilton said.

Siemens Healthcare AX product manager Susie Guthrie said that the Artis zee is designed to streamline workflow and create efficiencies to help keep pace with increased interventional volume. It also offers intuitive menus and can be easily controlled with an ergonomic tableside device to open the door to safer, more efficient treatment.