Royal Philips announces that its Philips Zenition 30 mobile C-arm has received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance, expanding access to image-guided surgical procedures for U.S. patients while reducing costs.

The Zenition 30 enhances surgeon flexibility, control, and personalization of C-arm movement, reducing reliance on support personnel. This alleviates staff shortages and addresses budgetary constraints in hospitals, ultimately improving patient access and experiences.

“Based on our Zenition platform’s proven ease of use and workflow efficiency, the new Zenition 30 offers a unique combination of personalized control and image clarity to enhance the speed and accuracy of decision making for a range of clinical procedures at a price point that meets today’s economic and business goals,” says Mark Stoffels, general manager Philips image-guided therapy systems.

Imaging Advancements

High-quality imaging is crucial for successful image-guided procedures, prioritizing patient safety by minimizing X-ray exposure. The Zenition 30 employs Philips’ latest flat detector technology and advanced imaging algorithms to deliver superior image quality efficiently. Its automatic workflow customization tailors settings to each surgeon’s preferences, reducing manual adjustments and optimizing efficiency.

Philips BodySmart software enhances imaging consistency, even for off-center anatomy, reducing the need for manual adjustments. Surgeons can access application-specific protocols via the optional table-side touch screen module, catering to various surgical needs.

For patients with metal implants, Philips MetalSmart software adjusts image parameters to improve quality while minimizing X-ray dose. The system includes a pediatric mode that automatically reduces dose rates for young patients. Additionally, its digital subtraction angiography capability enhances vascular imaging, accommodating a wide range of surgical procedures.

Enhanced Control

The Zenition 30 offers surgeons greater control over C-arm positioning, with easily accessible pushbuttons on the flat detector enabling adjustments within the sterile field. An electromagnetic braking system simplifies arm positioning, eliminating manual effort typically required with conventional brakes.