Through its Image-Guided Therapy Mobile C-arm System – Zenition, Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, announced that physicians will now have access to advanced new 3D image guidance capabilities, delivering enhanced clinical accuracy and efficiency and aiming to improve the outcomes for patients undergoing endovascular treatment. Philip has entered into a strategic partnership with a UK-based company, Cydar which is a provider of cloud-based process mapping software to plan and guide the surgery.

Karim Boussebaa, General Manager Image-Guided Therapy Systems at Philips, said, “With Philips’ integrated portfolio, using validated AI and cloud technologies, we can facilitate collaborative care to optimize surgical pathways. Philips has a strong global network of mobile surgery systems and recognizes that Cydar’s EV Maps solution can play a key role in further improving our integrated offering for endovascular procedures.”

Patient-specific real-time procedure planning and counseling, equipment utilization optimization, and usability have become increasingly critical as patient numbers rise and operations become more complex and time-consuming. Philips Picture-Guided Therapy Mobile C-arm System – Zenition – combines advancements in image capture and processing, ease-of-use, and versatility, many of which were pioneered on Philips’ highly successful image-guided therapy platform Azurion, to assist solve these problems. The Zenition mobile C-arm system, like Azurion’s, enables hospitals to improve operating room performance, expand clinical capabilities, and provide a consistent user experience for their staff.

Paul Mussenden, CEO of Cydar, said, “By partnering with Philips to bring our Cydar EV Maps solution to Philips’ user-friendly Zenition platform of mobile C-arms, we are a step closer to achieving our mission to ensure every image-guided minimally-invasive surgical procedure goes exactly as planned. The benefits of this combined solution, with integrated and enhanced procedure planning and visualization, include shorter and more predictable procedure times, reduced X-ray exposure to patients and staff, and fewer injections of iodine dye – the leading cause of in-hospital kidney failure.”

Cydar EV Maps aids in endovascular surgery planning, real-time guidance, and post-procedure assessment. It combines cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision with mobile surgery to reduce radiation exposure, fluoroscopy time, and operation time while also improving the simplicity of use. It allows surgeons to plan surgery by creating a detailed patient-specific 3D map of the target vasculature and then using these maps to augment intraoperative live image guidance.

Cydar EV also makes post-procedure analysis easier. Surgeons can work more accurately and efficiently as a result of this integration of procedure planning, guidance, and review, resulting in a 50% reduction in radiation exposure, a significant reduction in fluoroscopy time, and a procedure time reduction of more than 20%, all while helping patients achieve better outcomes.