Royal Philips Electronics released this week details about its new biplane neurovascular x-ray system, the Philips Allura Xper FD20/10. The system is designed for use in sophisticated neurovascular procedures and includes tools for 3D Roadmapping, XperCT and real-time 3D-RA. The Allura Xper FD20/10 was first demonstrated during the LINC symposium in Paris in June.
The Allura Xper FD20/10 is capable of producing 3D constructions with low dose settings. The system is also capable of clear image quality through its 2K x 2K distortion-free imaging chain, as well as real-time reconstructions so neuro-interventionalists can create instant 3D reconstruction of complex vasculature with a single rotational scan.
This technology enables 3D Roadmapping through which clinicians see a 3D view of target vessels superimposed on live 2D images through which live 3D catheter navigation is possible. Thus, interventional treatment during very complex cases is possible.
Also possible in conjunction with the Allura Xper systems is another Philips technology, XperCT, which provides clinicians with high-speed CT-like imaging. XperCT provides visualization of soft-tissue structures and low contrast areas like tumors and bleedings.