USA— Siemens Healthineers has introduced a groundbreaking solution to streamline intraoperative imaging with the Ciartic Move3, a self-driving C-arm system.

With the increasing demand for minimally invasive procedures and the shortage of medical staff, there’s a growing need for automation to enhance efficiency and reduce the burden on surgical teams.

The Ciartic Move3’s holonomic, omnidirectional wheels will enable precise movements even in tight spaces, while its remote-control functionality allows for effortless positioning and retrieval of stored positions.

This automation not only saves time but also provides accurate imaging, potentially reducing overall treatment times by up to 50%, especially in spine, pelvic, and distal radius surgeries.

By relieving surgical staff from the manual task of repositioning the C-arm, the Ciartic Move3 not only saves time but also reduces physical strain and the risk of error.

Its ability to store multiple positions and image parameters further enhances workflow efficiency.

Moreover, the system’s active sensing technology provides collision protection, ensuring safety within the operating room.

The inclusion of touch-sense handles facilitates motor-assisted movements, making it easier to steer the system and operate it remotely, even from a sterile area.

This advancement is particularly significant amidst the global shortage of medical staff, as it alleviates the burden on surgical teams and minimizes the need for postponements due to staff shortages.

Speaking  duing the announcemt, Dr. Carsten Bertram, head of Advanced Therapies at Siemens Healthineers, emphasized the decade-long development process behind Ciartic Move3, underscoring its role in streamlining intraoperative imaging and enhancing surgical workflows.

The introduction of Ciartic Move3 has been met with enthusiasm from healthcare professionals. Dr. Mario Perl, director of the department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics at Uniklinikum Erlangen, Germany, highlighted the system’s ability to bridge staff absences and improve workflow efficiency.

Similarly, Dr. Paul A. Grützner, director of the department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics at BG Klinik Ludwigshafen, Germany, praised the product for its contribution to shorter process times and reduced radiation exposure in the operating room.

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