Royal Philips a leader in health technology, has launched Azurion in the Czech Republic, its next generation image-guided therapy platform, which forms the new core of its integrated solutions portfolio for the fast growing image-guided therapy market. Philips’ Azurion image-guided therapy platform for interventional labs is the result of a multi-year development program conducted in close collaboration with leading clinicians in the field. This next generation platform features a state-of-the-art ergonomic design with an easy-to-use intuitive user interface, enabling clinicians to swiftly and confidently perform a wide range of routine and complex procedures in the interventional lab.
With the rapid growth of image-guided therapy procedures, hospitals and health systems are increasingly faced with the need to control costs, while improving their standards of care. Azurion has been designed to address these challenges and is equipped with new workflow options and performance dashboards, as well as an upcoming range of productivity improvement services.
The Azurion platform features over 1,000 new components, including an enhanced flat-panel detector, which all work together to deliver high image quality at ultra-low X-ray dose and real-time image processing on multiple work spots within the interventional lab. Parallel working enables the team of clinicians to complete different tasks simultaneously in the interventional lab, saving valuable time without compromising quality of care. Azurion features procedure cards that allow clinicians to pre-program routine tasks and user preferences, helping to minimize preparation errors and further reducing preparation and procedure time.
Image guided therapy supports the fast-growing rise of minimally-invasive therapies, which offer multiple benefits to patients including reduced patient trauma, shorter recovery times, and treatment of patients unable to withstand open surgery. During such procedures clinicians cannot directly see and feel the organs they are working on, therefore effective imaging, measurement and navigation technologies support clinicians to identify and visualize target organs and tissues.
“As a leader in image-guided therapy, we have been driving continuous innovation to address rising patient volumes and increased procedure complexity,” said Bert van Meurs, Business Leader Image Guided Therapy at Philips. “With the launch of our new Azurion platform, designed to optimize system integration and lab performance, we can deliver new turnkey solutions that support our customers in maintaining high standards of quality and patient care at predictable costs.”