University Hospitals Zurich installs first Philips hybrid OR with
14 April 2011
University Hospital Zurich has become the first in the world
to install the Philips Hybrid OR with FlexMove — a ceiling-mounted
option for the Allura Xper X-ray system, designed to optimize workflow
in Hybrid ORs.
A Hybrid OR is the integration of a surgical operating room with
an advanced X-ray imaging system. This enables cardiovascular
surgeons as well as interventionalists, to perform the most advanced
minimally invasive procedures.
FlexMove allows healthcare personnel to:
- Move the X-ray imaging system laterally and longitudinally
to perform a wide range of procedures whilst causing hardly any
interference in the provision of anesthesia or to staff.
FlexMove’s full body coverage at both sides of the table
supports complex hybrid and endovascular procedures without the
need to pan the table;
- Position the X-ray system in lateral stand-byposition for
optimal access to the patient and move the system quickly in
place when needed, or park it out of the way when not needed to
create more room for other procedures;
- Work within the rigorous sterility parameters of the Hybrid
ORas the ceiling rails of FlexMove fit around a laminar air flow
system. In addition, the FlexMove system does not touch the
floor, which simplifies room layout and facilitates cleaning.
The launch of the FlexMove system coincides with the 50th
anniversary of the University Hospital Zürich’s Scientific Meeting —
a celebration of fifty years of excellence in cardiac surgery.
Further launches of FlexMove are planned later this year in
Belgium, Germany, North America and the Republic of Ireland.