Royal Philips Electronics introduced the Veradius Neo, a counter-balanced mobile C-arm with a thin flat detector. It is the second generation of flat detector mobile C-arms based on the Veradius line introduced in 2009. The system consists of a C-arm stand with a compact foot and rear-wheel steering for easy maneuverability and positioning.
The flat detector and special geometry allows clinicians to easily and precisely handle patients and perform procedures with difficult positioning challenges. Designed in collaboration with surgeons from around the world, Veradius Neo features a completely new geometry to also accommodate obese patients that are difficult to maneuver around.
From the announcement:
Mobile C-arms are repositioned many times during most procedures in order to deliver visualization for image-guided interventions. To simplify communication between surgical team members and make it easy to quickly move to a requested position, the Veradius Neo has a color coded geometry.
Minimally invasive procedures, such as endovascular repairs, are performed with small stents and other devices that can be difficult to visualize. To provide adequate visualization during a procedure, a mobile C-arm must be able to produce high contrast images of dynamic anatomy. The flat detector on the Veradius Neo has a greater dynamic range than older image intensifier technology, meeting these high requirements by providing high contrast digital subtraction angiography (DSA) runs and roadmap guidance.
Philips beam filters enhance the quality of X-ray while the monoblock design results in sharp pulses to support dose efficiency. The easily removable grid on the flat detector makes it possible to visualize small anatomy and extremities with good image quality.