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July 22, 2019
Innovative Angiography Configuration Enhances Workflow and Opens Doors for New Interventional Procedures at the Facility
TUSTIN, Calif., July 22, 2019 – The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the Alphenix 4D CT from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. The system offers an innovative angiography configuration to expand capabilities in interventional procedures and help advance patient care in the community. The configuration pairs the Alphenix Sky + C-arm and Hybrid Catheterization Tilt/Cradle Table for interventional procedures with the Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition CT system, allowing clinicians to efficiently plan, treat and verify in a single clinical setting.
The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute uses the Alphenix 4D CT to perform interventional procedures for a wide range of applications, including advanced neuro interventional work and to calculate diagnoses for heart and vascular diseases. In addition, the system is helping clinicians confidently identify and treat GI bleeds, tumor lesions, percutaneous embolization and chest hematomas, among other complications.
“As we looked to upgrade our interventional radiology equipment, we first had to determine what is driving healthcare and found that a large focus is on heart disease, vascular disease and cancer,” said Luke Marone, MD, Co-Director, Chief of Vascular Interventional Services, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute. “Already, the system has helped our clinicians think strategically about how they can leverage new technology to expand the horizons of care we offer.”
The Alphenix 4D CT is part of Canon Medical’s suite of Collaborative Imaging tools which puts integrated imaging intelligence at the center of a patient’s journey. The initiative fuses multiple diagnostic imaging modalities with leading clinical applications to deliver holistic, optimized patient information to health care providers at the point of care.
“We designed the Alphenix 4D CT to help enhance workflow and efficiency in procedures, as well as provide clinicians with the highest level of confidence in diagnosis by combining enhanced imaging with unparalleled flexibility,” said Casey Waldo, director, Vascular Business Unit, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. “The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is taking advantage of this new confidence and all this innovative system has to offer by exploring new opportunities for novel procedures through intervention to advance patient care.”
About Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.
Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., headquartered in Tustin, Calif., markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray equipment. For more information, visit Canon Medical Systems’ website at https://us.medical.canon.
About Canon Medical Systems Corporation
Canon Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound and MR, across the globe. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide. Our goal is to deliver optimum health opportunities for patients through uncompromised performance, comfort and safety features.
At Canon Medical, we work hand in hand with our partners – our medical, academic and research community. We build relationships based on transparency, trust and respect. Together as one, we strive to create industry-leading solutions that deliver an enriched quality of life. For more information, visit the Canon Medical website: https://global.medical.canon