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A new technology at St. Elizabeth's Health Center is cutting procedure times in half for stroke patients

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St. Elizabeth's Health Center is Youngstown unveiled its new Artis zee biplane, an imaging system that allows doctors to view patients' anatomy three dimensionally.   Through images, captured by the machine, doctors are able to get a closer look at small blood vessels and soft tissues so they can pinpoint the areas they need to treat. The Artis Zee Biplane is often used on patients experiencing acute strokes, patients who have aneurysms and those experiencing trauma to prevent bleeding

"What is really important from a radiologists standpoint is that we can do the procedure in about half the time.  We can take the images simultaneously.  So, that means the patient has lets say only one injection instead of having to have two or three injections," said Dr. Albert Cook II with Humility of Mary Health Partners.

The Artis zee biplane also uses lower doses of radiation, which is a benefit to patients since interventional procedures can last a long time.

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