Musgrove Hospital extends cardiac procedures with new imaging system
Musgrove Park Hospital, part of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation
Trust in Southwest England, has installed a floor-mounted AXIOM Artis
zee interventional cardiac imaging system from Siemens for coronary
angiography, angioplasty and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT).
The new equipment replaces an eight-year-old setup and is the second
Siemens cath lab at the hospital.
The installation is part of the hospital’s strategic plan to extend
the current CRT services it offers in order to deal with increased
demand from the area’s ageing population. In the future this will
include 24 hour percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) treatment,
something which they have only been able to consider since the new cath
The Artis zee was specifically selected for its flexibility. Its
advanced imaging capabilities assist clinicians with procedures such as
biventricular pacing, where precise placement of pacemaker wires is
crucial. This operation has also been improved through the system’s
Multispace feature, which allows free positioning of the C-arm and table
to enable excellent patient access. The IC Stent software will be most
beneficial when the PCI service begins.
“It is a wonderful system to work with. In addition to the fantastic
imaging and system flexibility, patient throughput has been greatly
improved, reducing the pressure on staff and the hospital as a whole,”
said Gill Stapleton Smith, Lead Cardiac Radiographer at Musgrove
“Musgrove Hospital had a strategic plan which required a specific
system. We worked hard to ensure that we could offer a complete solution
and it is fantastic to see it in practice,” said Darren Parker, Regional
Sales Manager at Siemens Healthcare.
An AXIOM Sensis XP haemodynamic monitoring system was also installed
to optimise workflow. The system integrates with the Artis zee and is
networked with the existing Sensis. The systems fit seamlessly into the
network of cardiac data management and cardiac image management systems
installed in the department providing efficient diagnosis and reporting.
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