UM BWMC Unveils New Robotic Imaging System for Vascular Patients
GLEN BURNIE, MD – University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) became the first hospital in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region to install the new Artis Pheno® multi-axis angiography system from Siemens Healthineers. This robotic imaging system offers the most advanced clinical procedures and techniques to patients, combining unmatched positioning flexibility with high definition imaging. The new system will enable physicians to treat a variety of vascular pathologies including peripheral artery disease, aneurysmal disease and cerebrovascular disease.
“Our new robotic imaging system employs state-of-the-art technology to yield crystal clear, high definition imaging with significantly lower doses of radiation and contrast,” said Justin Nelms, M.D., chief of vascular surgery at The Vascular Center at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. “This leads to faster, more accurate intra-operative diagnosis and better outcomes for our patients. We are excited to be the first medical institution in the Mid-Atlantic region to offer this technology to our vascular patients.”
The Artis Pheno enables physicians to perform highly complex procedures, and the system is able to provide physicians with a head to toe view of the patient’s body.
In addition, the Artis Pheno’s robotic-assisted positioning enables the 3D-visualization of larger sections of anatomy. This provides doctors with additional information for increased diagnostic confidence while offering a significant reduction in procedural radiation and contrast dose.
The Artis Pheno delivers sharply detailed images required for endovascular procedures, enhances clarity in 2D imaging, and enables an array of 3D imaging applications to help enhance clinical decision-making.
-University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is an acute-care facility that is part of the University of Maryland Medical System. It is located in Glen Burnie, Maryland and has 272 beds and more than 2,700 employees. It also has 700 providers on staff in over 50 specialties.