Clearly detect and diagnose small bleedings that can result from a head injury, hemorrhagic stroke, or an aneurysm. The excellent low-contrast resolution displaying the soft tissue is made possible by a fine-tuned, unique combination of technical enablers in our Artis Q.
We are definitely able to exclude hemorrhages with the Artis Q’s syngo DynaCT functionality. With such a system there is no longer any compelling reason to ship patients to the CT first.Prof. Martin Skalej
Diagnose bleedings and even visualize edemas directly in the interventional suite and free up your CT scanner for other cases. With a revolutionary high dynamic range of 16 bit in the entire imaging chain, Artis Q lets you differentiate subtle variations in CT values.
With the Artis Q the low-contrast resolution has significantly increased and facilitates the detection of small bleedings.Johannes Weber, MD
Save time due to better visualization of vessels or objects like coils or cerebral stents. Interventional procedures may even be performed faster, increasing cath lab availability.
The visibility of small vessels is increased by up to 70% compared to previous X-ray tube technology. With the square-shaped focal spot offered by Artis Q, the high spatial resolution is isotropic and therefore does not depend on the orientation of the stent or vessel. With the micro focal spot, a 2D resolution of up to 4.6 lp/mm can be achieved.
Increase patient safety and potentially avert complications before coiling an aneurysm. Differentiate small vessels originating from an aneurysm from those just passing close by for your decision on the best treatment.
The high spatial resolution you get with syngo DynaCT Micro and the GIGALIX X-ray tube of Artis Q allows you to boost up the level of detail in the clinical image by up to 40%. In fact, the spatial resolution that can be achieved in 3D images is 3.5 lp/mm, resolving objects as small as 140 µm.
Achieve a reliable end point determination while saving radiation and contrast agent dose. The Artis Q provides an ultra-short 5 s syngo DynaCT Body Care protocol that achieves excellent low-contrast resolution by using only 248 frames instead of 400 frames as used in other systems. Furthermore, the application syngo DynaPBV Body provides physiological information, for example, blood volume maps, directly in the interventional lab.
The Artis Q has given us improved image quality in 2D images with lower dose. Additionally, the DynaCT images are not only quicker to acquire, but the image quality is also better: the resolution is higher and the image appears crisper.David Lacey, MD
Save time and visualize lesions you couldn’t see before. A TFCC* rupture is usually not visible on an X-ray, regardless of its condition. The acquisition with Artis Q, syngo DynaCT Micro, and a contrast injection allows you to detect the dye leakages between compartments.
Reduce patient dose up to 60% ‒ while keeping the image quality up and increasing the quality of the diagnosis. The GIGALIX X-ray tube of Artis Q provides higher power than conventional X-ray tubes. In turn, the system’s Automatic Exposure Control increases prefiltration on the fly and thus reduces patient dose. On top of that, GIGALIX also provides excellent temporal resolution and increases the acquisition of moving organs.
We have two angio systems in our department of cardiology. Once you have worked with the Artis Q you never want to go back to the other system again.Burkhard Hügl, MD,
Acquire coronary angiograms at low dose and get clear image quality ‒ even in patients with a higher BMI and when performing the acquisition at steep angulations. Even under these challenging conditions, the GIGALIX X-ray tube and the Automatic Exposure Control on Artis Q uses prefiltration to minimize skin dose for the patient.
Confidently place metal screws during interventional surgery. The unique combination of tube performance and detector capabilities in Artis Q offers a high spatial resolution and an increased dynamic range to clearly visualize even the screw windings. The transfer to conventional CT becomes unnecessary, freeing up time in the CT department.
Perform a confident evaluation of even the smallest coronary vessels by revealing fine details due to a higher spatial resolution. Benefit from higher temporal resolution in the case of strongly moving coronary branches. The Artis Q.zen is equipped with the GIGALIX X-ray tube, which provides higher spatial and temporal resolution. Unique technology, such as the second generation flat emitter and short X-ray pulses, paves the way for robust coronary angiography.
Confidently perform steep angulations at maximized contrast and minimized patient dose. The GIGALIX X-ray tube provides greater power and is therefore able to deliver the required dose at lower voltages.
Steep angulations, or “spider views,” usually put the X-ray tube to the test: With every 3 cm of increase in water value, the patient dose has to double to maintain low image noise. Conventional tubes therefore quickly reach their maximum tube voltage thus degrading contrast in the image.
The Artis Q.zen’s low-dose protocols represent a fine-tuned composition of X-ray parameters that fully leverage the system’s unique technology. The acquisition on the right was acquired with a dose area product (DAP) of only 0.31 μGym2/frame.
Confidently place pacemaker leads in the CS with the help of intraprocedural rotational angiography. syngo DynaCT Cardiac helps you to clearly visualize the target vein for CS lead implantation. The availability of any caudal or cranial reference view minimizes the need for additional venographies. The mid-size detector on the Artis Q.zen facilitates patient positioning and helps you to cut time during the procedure.
Eliminate electronic noise and perform fluoroscopy at ultra-low-dose levels, i.e., below 20 nGy/frame. Fluoroscopy with conventional technology is usually performed at around 40 nGy/frame in order to compensate for the image quality deterioration due to electronic noise. Depending on the operator preference, typical Artis Q.zen fluoroscopy settings include a detector dose of only 10 nGy/frame at the same frame rate of 5 frames per second, reducing the detector dose by a factor of four compared to conventional systems. A recent study has shown that the Artis Q.zen reduces patient dose (dose area product) for EP procedures by more than 60%.1
In my view, Artis Q.zen rates as one of the world’s best angiography X-ray systems.Professor Stefan Osswald, MD,
Minimize electronic noise and reduce detector dose.
The Artis Q.zen’s crystalline silicon technology allows you to place pacemaker electrodes at a detector dose of only 10 nGy/frame. To further minimize dose, the Artis Q.zen supports electroanatomic mapping and navigation systems from St. Jude Medical (EnsiteTM VelocityTM, MediGuideTM Technology) and Biosense Webster (CARTO®3).
Set a new benchmark for the ALARA1 principle and treat congenital heart disease (CHD) with previously unseen low radiation doses and sufficient image quality.
The Artis Q.zen eliminates electronic noise and provides the means to cut the dose where it matters most – in pediatrics. The entire acquisition shown on the left achieves a total
DAP of only
0.35 μGym2 (0.007 μGym2/frame), which represents a drastic reduction compared to examinations performed with conventional technology.2,3
We are confident that we are doing the best for all our patients with congenital heart disease by using the Artis Q.zen system. With Siemens ultra-low-dose imaging we achieve drastic reductions in contrast agent and radiation exposure.Frank Uhlemann, MD
Be confident to routinely work at the lowest possible dose when it matters most and gain detailed knowledge of the patient’s anatomy. Choose between imaging in the ultra-low-dose range to gain an anatomical overview, for instance, or applying regular pediatric dose for excellent image quality, for instance to identify small anatomical irregularities or when visualizing small devices – always in accordance with ALARA1.
We looked at some of our procedures, which we did on the Artis Q.zen, and our dose is between 30% and 60% less than the figures published in current studies.2Luke Lamers, MD,
The flat emitter technology of the GIGALIX X-ray tube provides unparalleled performance for excellent image quality at a lower dose.Artis Q case book Artis Q product brochure
The flat emitter technology of the GIGALIX X-ray tube provides unparalleled performance for excellent image quality at the lowest possible dose.Artis Q product brochure Artis Q.zen product brochure
The on-pixel amplification of the crystalline silicon detector eliminates electronic noise and boosts the image quality in the ultra-low-dose range of less than 20 nGy/frame.Artis Q.zen product brochure
The unique combination of the GIGALIX X-ray tube with syngo DynaCT Micro allows an extra 40% increase in spatial resolution, revealing finer details in 3D studies.Artis Q case book Artis Q product brochure
The HDR detector increases low-contrast resolution for CT-like 3D imaging. It boosts syngo DynaCT studies, especially in interventional radiology and neuroradiology.Artis Q case book Artis Q product brochure
A true 16 bit 3D imaging pipeline is necessary to make full use of 16 bit detector technology.Artis Q case book Artis Q product brochure