A catheterization lab, commonly known as a cath lab, is an examination room in a hospital, clinic, or diagnostic centre where several types of tests and procedures like ablation, angiogram, angioplasty, implantation of pacemakers, etc. are performed. However, a cath lab is not an operation theatre. Heart surgeries like heart bypass operation are carried out in an operation theatre under general anaesthesia. Whereas the patients in a cath lab might be awake and will not be under general anaesthesia while the procedures are carried out. A cath lab is usually managed by a group of different specialists who will be led by a cardiologist.
Cardiac catheterization is a procedure performed to diagnose and treat certain types of cardiovascular diseases. A thin long tube called a catheter is inserted in an artery or vein or groin during this procedure. It is then threaded through the blood vessels to the heart. Cardiac catheterization also acts as a treatment for some cardiac problems like coronary angioplasty, and coronary stenting. In short, this procedure is sometimes performed to detect cardiac problems and sometimes to correct cardiac problems. This process involves less pain, low risk and fast recovery time.
Site planning involves the precise planning of each component to ensure sound functionality in the lab for the intended procedure(s). Site planning is a carefully integrated step to build an interventional cath lab. With limited space, slim budget & regulatory restrictions, site planning must involve competent people. Site planning requires personnel that understands structural, architectural & state regulatory expertise.
Here are the Recommended Components of a Cardiac Cath Lab:
Procedure Room - The procedure room within the catheterization laboratory should be considered first when planning a cath lab. It is recommended to have around 500-600 sq ft for the procedure area and 150-200 sq ft for the control room. The procedure room may also include counter space, storage, sink and computer terminals.
Control Room - The control room should allow control panels for the imaging & hemodynamic monitors. The control room is generally located near to the procedure room. The control room floor can be slightly elevated for a better view of the procedure room.
The Innova IGS 520 system offers a comprehensive suite of functionality customized for a wide range of EP procedures. With its 20.5 x 20.5 cm (8.1 in) square flat-panel digital detector, it offers excellent visualization of the heart and its chambers. The system is designed from the ground to provide the image clarity you need while helping you keep dose as low as possible. It includes features like Dose Personalization1, which gives you the tools to choose from up to four automatic exposure preferences for your system2. You can also modify3 any of these preferences in any clinical protocol to enable multi-procedure, multi-user customization and thus support well-informed decisions. Innova IGS 520 features a 3.75 frames per second fluoroscopic acquisition mode optimized for EP procedures.
Complex procedures – made simpler:
Excellent anatomical coverage:
Superb image quality with high Detective Quantum Efficiency (DQE):
Lower dose by design:
All-in-one large display monitor:
The Philips Allura FD20 biplane X-ray system allows users to perform a full spectrum of cardiac and vascular interventions. Execute challenging procedures with exceptional high res imaging, low X-ray dose, and extra flexibility for mixed-use and dedicated procedures like PTCA. It is a complete cardiovascular imaging system with a convenient workflow that integrates advanced image acquisition and visualization tools, multimodality access, hemodynamic monitoring, and integrated reporting.
Full-featured cath lab system allows clinicians to perform a full spectrum of cardiac and vascular interventions.
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The GE Innova 2100 is a complete cath/angio system that offers clinicians easy patient positioning, advanced image quality, and innovative dose management. The Innova 2100 provides consistently high imaging performance while allowing clinicians to complete interventional and diagnostic angiography procedures.
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Schiller Complete fixed Cath Lab system
A unique combination of tremendous performances and unbeatable prices!
The GE Healthcare OEC 9900 Elite c-arm ensures the high image quality, flexibility, reliability, and ease of access while controlling the scatter radiation. It has dynamic range management (DRM) that provides a precise image that enhances the contrast of blood vessels over an anatomical background for producing a superb image at low doses. It uses a unique battery buffer-boost technology and heat pipe cooling design to offer the desired X-ray run time.
Features include plug and play simplicity, single-phase power, 6 kVA power, mobility, touchscreen control, full-resolution imaging for the long duration of time, remote service connectivity and 1K x 1K high-resolution imaging technology on a mobile system. Automatic brightness stabilization (ABS) automatically seeks the subject anatomy inside the imaging field and chooses the best imaging technique as well as it automatically adjusts to an anatomical size or location, and provides uniform image quality throughout the image.
Suitable for advanced cardiovascular applications.
The video monitor has dual 18 in. display anti-glare, 22 in. horizontal reel, 7 degrees up or 10 degrees down, monitor viewable from all four sides of workstations, 170 degrees of horizontal or vertical viewing angle, 700 CD/M2 maximum brightness, 1280 x 1024 high resolution and integrated color monitor to display of VGA, DVI, DVI-D or S-VHS. The X-ray tube specifications include rotating anode X-ray tube, 0.3 mm or 0.6 mm focal spots, 300,00 HU anode heat capacity, 85,000 HU/min anode cooling rate, 1,600,000 HU housing heat capacity and 15,000 HU/min standard housing cooling.
Cardiac procedures: Allura FC has high power generator so that there is no compromise on the clinical procedures. It’s high frame rate acquisition lets you clearly view the dynamic coronary images. Fully motorized iso-centric c-arm makes it possible to access steeper clinical projections with ease.
EP procedures: The need of long standing EP procedure is well understood by Philips. Allura FC provides low dose fluoroscopy option to manage the overall dose. Allura FC’s high performance tube with heat exchanger ensures that there is no waiting time during procedure
Enhances patient and staff experience: Iso-centric C-arm with motorized movement ensures that procedures can be finished quickly enhancing the patient comfort. Easy to use geometry and imaging controls at table side makes it possible to operate the system efficiently.
Vascular procedures: Low frame rate acquisition coupled with the motorized hard collimators facilitates the vascular procedures. Roadmap acquisition mode provides top quality images and helps in lowering the patient dose. DSA feature allows you to subtract the bone information to provide excellent vasculature information.
OptIQ - enhanced visibility for better interventions: OptIQ technology incorporates an advanced imaging chain and intelligent dose control mechanism. The Philips Allura FC with new OptIQ technology ensures excellent image quality so that physicians can treat patients with more confidence during interventional procedures.
Makes business sense: You can quickly grow your healthcare business with cost-effective and multi-purpose Allura FC. It helps you in offering a wide range of diagnostic and interventional services including cardiac, vascular, EP procedures. Hospitals can also use this system as a backup cath lab to provide uninterrupted patient services.
Peace of mind: While you focus on patients and procedure you can bank on Philips world class service support to keep your system in best condition. Through service excellence, flexible solutions, and service programs, Philips gives you peace of mind by ensuring that your system runs in peak performance – today and in the future.
Workflow and DICOM integration: Philips Allura FC supports DICOM 3.0 level integration and provides support for DICOM export and DICOM archive on CD and DVD media. Philips Allura FC provides optional DICOM workstation, which can be positioned in control room or in the doctor’s room. It can be used for archiving patient information and/or for review purposes.
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The Siemens Axiom Artis is one of the most prevalent product lines from Siemens in the interventional radiology category. The Axiom Artis has many varieties it comes in: floor- mounted vs. ceiling-mounted vs. a combination of both, image intensifiers vs. detectors, single-plane vs. bi-plane. On top of that, there are numerous software configurations which will determine the kinds of studies each system is equipped to accommodate.The Siemens AXIOM Artis DFC is among the world’s first biplane cathlab systems equipped with digital flat panel detectors in both planes, which enables the system to reach all imaging speeds necessary for cardiology. The system’s flexible architecture enables optimal configuration for diagnostic and interventional cardiology.
Ziehm Vision RFD Hybrid Edition is the first mobile C-arm offering motorization of all 4 axes. Image dynamics of up to 84dB enable visualization of both soft tissue and bone structure. The newly developed 25 kW generator is one of the most powerful in the market of mobile imaging and delivers crystal-clear images. Due to its small footprint and easy manoeuvrability, the system is up and operational, requires no room modifications and can be flexibly deployed in the OR.