AMARILLO -- Northwest Texas Healthcare system is displaying their new Artis zee floor-mounted angiography system that provides physicians with highly detailed images of patients blood vessels during diagnostic and treatment procedures.
The fully digital Artis zee features advanced technology in the form of flat-panel detectors, which enable physicians to obtain three-dimensional images in high resolution, without the distortion common with conventional x-ray techniques. The flat detectors, made of amorphous silicon, not only enable physicians to visualize fine blood vessels, it also helps physicians visualize interventional devices, such as guidewires, catheters and coronary stents in precise detail and from almost any angle.
The Artis zee is specially designed to provide patients with the lowest possible radiation dose. Minimizing radiation dose is especially beneficial during catheterization procedures because they are often lengthy in duration.