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Siemens & Skytron Form Hybrid OR Partnership

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 5:41am

Skytron has announced a collaborative agreement with Siemens to deliver hybrid operating rooms for minimally invasive surgical procedures, targeting the specific areas of vascular and cardiovascular surgeries. The hybrid room solutions combine imaging systems from the Siemens Artis zee® family, including the robotic-assisted Artis zeego®, with Skytron’s surgery room equipment and fiber optic, digital OR integration system. This allows for treatment of both types of MIS procedures within the same room.

The collaboration aims at optimizing clinical efficiencies and workflows, while improving patient outcomes. This combined approach could reduce the length of the planning as well as the overall installation process. Clinicians also benefit from a more tailored and intuitive environment that has the potential to reduce costs for the care provider and decrease the amount of time the patient spends in the hospital.

Siemens will provide interventional X-ray equipment and integrated imaging tables, while Skytron will deliver advanced operating room equipment inclusive of LED surgical lighting, digital OR integration and boom technologies specifically designed to support hybrid surgical suites. As a result, care providers will be able to carry out a wide range of image-guided minimally invasive procedures while maintaining the ability to perform open surgeries in the same environment.

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