UW’s University Hospital Is First US Healthcare Facility to Install ARTIS Icono Biplane System from Siemens Healthineers

Posted on February 2020

Pictured, left to right: Neuroradiologist Dr. Beverly Aagaard-Kienitz, Dr. Robert Dempsey, Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Alan Kaplan, UW Health CEO, and and Dr. Thomas Grist, Chair of the Department of Radiology. (Photo courtesy UW Health)

UW Health’s University Hospital recently became the first healthcare facility in the United States to install the ARTIS Icono biplane system from Siemens Healthineers. This machine was designed to enhance workflow and balance dose and image quality, especially for imaging highly detailed structures in 2D and 3D. The system is also highly flexible and useful for multidisciplinary lab use, for neuroradiology procedures, including stroke-related blood clots. It can also easily switch to other disciplines, while providing high-quality images.

The ARTIS Icono platform is particularly unique because of the new OPTIQ imaging chain, ensuring optimal imaging quality, while at the same time balancing the radiation dose to patients as well as staff. The integration of this machine into UW School of Medicine and Public Health will increase the visualization of challenging anatomy and accelerate workflow for physicians to ensure patients receive the best possible care. See uwhealth.org/53159 or read the full article from DotMed Healthcare Business here: https://www.dotmed.com/news/story/50123