Singapore – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced the launch of the Azurion with FlexArm in ASEAN Pacific in May 2019 at the Philips APAC Center. This revolutionary solution establishes a new standard for patient imaging and positioning flexibility for image-guided procedures.
With a rising demand for complex interventions, metric-driven outcomes, and cost-efficiency care delivery, clinicians now face the challenge to find the right tools that enable them to continue providing superior care to patients. In Asia, chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, coupled with an aging population, are driving the need for more minimally invasive procedures. By 2030, Asia is expected to be home to over 60% of the total population aged 65 years or older.i This phenomenon resulted in a strong appeal for minimally invasive surgeries for patients, with the aim to improve outcomes at lower risks and cost.
Ushering in the new Azurion with FlexArm, this advanced ceiling-mounted system provides expanded imaging flexibility for diverse procedures and exceptional positioning freedom for medical teams. With Azurion with FlexArm’s small footprint, the system is particularly beneficial for Asian labs as they are generally smaller compared to the West. With Azurion with FlexArm, clinicians can quickly and easily visualizes critical details of the anatomy and identify changes to the patient during procedures. Its full set of innovations also enables clinicians to perform 2D and 3D imaging across the whole patient. As the clinician moves the system, the image beam automatically maintains alignment with the patient, allowing consistent visualization without having to move the patient or pivot the table. This can enhance overall patient experience and quality of care, while promoting efficiency.