$1.5 million Medical Equipment to save lives at Royal Perth Hospital

A new $1.5 million dollar medical imaging system has found its new home at Royal Perth Hospital, providing superior imaging and greater efficiency during cardiac procedures.

Medical imaging in a catheterisation lab (“cath lab”), helps guide cardiologists as they perform procedures, including angioplasty and stent implants for the treatment of various cardiac procedures.

RPH is the first hospital in WA to receive the ‘ARTIS Icono system’ and Health Minister Roger Cook said continued investment in medical technologies will further improve patient outcomes and deliver world class health services.

“This particular piece of technology is one of only 50 sites worldwide, and just the second in Australia to install this $1.5 million state of the art system,” Dr Cook said.

Dr John Spiro at RPH spoke highly of the system’s state of the art imaging quality, intelligent software processing and x-ray dose reduction technology, allowing safer and more accurate procedures for patients.

The new system will also allow cardiologists to make decisions faster and more accurately during time critical procedures, such as serious heart attacks.

“We’re extremely grateful for the investment that’s being made here in particular, at a highly challenging time for healthcare. And we look forward to using this lab and this equipment to help the people of Western Australia,” he commented.

The Government investments to upgrade the RPH Cath Labs ensures Western Australians are provided with the highest level of care.

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