One of the items helping the University of Iowa graduate throughout the increased usage of the new method is the equipment recently purchased by Mercy Medical Center in Clinton.
In 2011, the two cath labs began renovations to install advanced imaging and documentation. The Artis zee angiography system, developed by Siemens Medical Solutions, provides physicians with highly detailed images of a patient’s blood vessels during diagnostic and treatment procedures.
With advanced technology, three-dimensional images with high resolution allow physicians to see the finest blood vessels and interventional devices, such as guidewires and catheters, in precise detail from almost any angle.
"The equipment is amazing," Albaghdadi said.
With new technology updating almost every day, Albaghdadi is confident that Mercy will stay ahead in searching for the best ways to treat patients.
"We do really great stuff here," Albaghdadi said. "We have the people and the equipment that people would envy."