Siemens develops functional imaging for interventional neuroradiology

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Siemens Healthcare has developed a new application for interventional radiology, the Syngo Neuro PBV IR.

The new technology, first unveiled at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, will allow neuroradiologists to review parenchymal blood flow during minimally invasive interventions in the brain and assist in the treatment of stroke patients, said the company.

The Syngo Neuro PBV IR can also be used for tumor biopsy and treatment, tissue embolization and vasospasm therapy, and builds on the Siemens' Artis zee platform for interventional radiology and cardiology products, Siemens said.