Philips launch next-generation, image-guided therapy platform to enhance patient care and optimise lab productivity


Philips has announced the global launch of Azurion—its next-generation image-guided therapy platform that integrates advanced interventional tools into one clinician platform. Combining advancements in vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, oncology and neuroradiology, Azurion is designed to produce cards that allow clinicians to preprogramme routine tasks and user preferences while an intuitive user interface lets clinicians swiftly and confidently perform a wide range of routine and complex procedures in the interventional lab.

According to a press release, Azurion is the result of a multi-year development programme conducted in collaboration with leading clinicians in the field to acknowledge that with the rapid growth of image-guided therapy procedures, hospitals and health systems are increasingly faced with the need to control costs while improving their standards of care. It has been designed to address these challenges and is equipped with new workflow options and performance dashboards, as well as an upcoming range of productivity improvement services.

Andy Rogers, head of Radiation Physics Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust comments: “We are proud to partner with Philips UK and to be one of the first centres in the world to receive this new advanced concept in image-guided therapy. We have found the pairing of excellent image quality with low radiation dose a great advantage when undertaking complex and lengthy cardiac procedures, while Azurion’s ease of use has let us quickly train staff on the system and integrate it into the cardiac catch lab environment. We are very excited with the future possibilities of integrating more of our equipment into a single touch-screen user interface, which will drive improvements in lab efficiency and superior patient care.”