Jersey Shore University Medical Center 1st to use ARTIS icono angiography imaging system

The Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute at Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently added the new Siemens Healthineers ARTIS icono biplane system to its interventional imaging services.

This extraordinarily generous gift from Mary Ellen Harris and the Golden Dome Foundation permits a wide range of minimally invasive procedures to be performed in a single interventional suite to reach precision medicine.

“The ARTIS icono biplane system is optimal in the treatment of stroke, arteriovenous malformations, aneurysms and in other neurointerventions,” Dr. Shabbar Danish, chair of neurosurgery, Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, said. “The advanced technology reduces radiation usage, improving patient safety, while maintaining excellent contrast and sharp images even in challenging situations. Its high positioning flexibility provides excellent patient access and coverage, and it can be rapidly adapted for different users and procedures, significantly speeding up procedural outcomes. It’s an ideal system for emergency situations.”

At its core, the ARTIS icono delivers the new OPTIQ image chain, which fundamentally redesigns image processing for 2D imaging.

OPTIQ increases image quality across a wide range of C-arm angles and patient weights, regulating acquisition parameters to automatically achieve optimal image contrast at patient radiation doses that conform to the As Low As Reasonably Achievable guiding principle for radiation safety.

The platform also improves the Siemens Healthineers roadmap function, which creates subtracted angiography images for easier navigation of the patient’s vascular system during subsequent fluoroscopy, allowing dose reduction during the fluoro mode.

The ARTIS icono biplane system is engineered for superior utilization in neurointerventions and interventional radiology, with significantly enhanced 2D and 3D imaging as well as improved visualization of difficult-to-delineate structures.

“The new system provides our surgeons with clearer images of the entire brain and allows them to diagnose and treat patients with confidence,” Vito Buccellato, president and chief hospital executive of the academic medical center. “But, high-quality outcomes for our patients are not possible without the nurses and surgeons using these advanced technologies with expertise and their commitment to providing the best care, as well as through transformative support from Mary Ellen Harris, whose gift made this life-changing technology possible.”

“The image quality and resolution on the new ARTIS icono biplane system is simply amazing,” Dr. Pinakin Jethwa, director of stroke and cerebrovascular neurosurgery at JSUMC, said. “With the high resolution and ease of use, I have been able to treat patients I would not have been able to in the past. Our treatments are now safer, faster and delivered with less radiation. Additionally, the DynaCT function has allowed us to perform diagnostic quality images during the procedures, so that we can be confident the patient’s problem is fully treated before we leave the operating room. The new technology has already improved patients’ lives and will have a tremendous impact on the care we deliver to our critical stroke and cerebrovascular patients for years to come.”