First European installation of Alphenix interventional imaging system for cardiac arrives at Bedford Hospital in UK

Cardiologists & interventional radiographers welcome innovative new tool to Cath Lab

Europe’s first clinical installation of a Canon Medical Systems Alphenix interventional imaging system for cardiology is now live at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust in the UK.

The Alphenix interventional imaging system replaced an ageing system at the hospital and will be used to support minimally invasive cardiac procedures. This includes diagnostic angiograms; pacemaker implants; Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT); Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS); plus Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) and instant wave-Free Ratio (iFR).

Daniel Parr, XR Modality Manager at Canon Medical Systems UK, states, “We’re delighted that Bedford Hospital in the UK is the pioneer site for our cardiac version of the Alphenix interventional imaging system. We look forward to continually supporting the department’s needs and expanding its knowledge of the system to maximise investment, drive clinical confidence at low dose and to support earlier interventions and new procedures that improve patient outcomes.”

Elizabeth Wishart, Lead Interventional Radiographer at Bedford Hospital states, “We have received excellent after sales service from the engineers and application specialists at Canon Medical Systems UK following the installation of the Alphenix system and look forward to their ongoing guidance.”

The Alphenix interventional imaging system is built for clinical freedom and flexibility; to move around the patient removing the need to move people while also providing access to the patient from any angle. It boasts accelerated processing power to boost real-time procedure capabilities. Furthermore, its Dose Tracking System (DTS) is unique to the interventional marketplace, automating dose management to safeguard patients and clinical staff.

Photo Caption: The first European installation of Canon Medical Systems’ Alphenix interventional imaging system for cardiac is now live at Bedford Hospital in the UK.