St George Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care


St George Private Hospital unveils new technology to aid in cardiac care

Apr 26, 2023

St George Private Hospital has unveiled new technology in its cardiac catheterisation lab, designed to provide a clearer picture for specialists and lessen the amount of radiation present.

The new Cannon Alihenix will be used for interventional angiography procedures which involve x-ray technology being used to assist a specialist guiding a catheter through a patient’s major arteries.

Interventional Cardiologist, Dr Maurits Binnekamp, says the system will allow specialists to get a clearer picture when performing interventional angiograms to examine a heart for blockages.

“The new Alphenix interventional system delivers images with greater clarity and precision, designed to improve patient outcomes,” Dr Binnekamp said.

St George Private Hospital CEO, Peter Ridley, says as well as a clearer picture, the new system features industry-leading dose optimization technologies to provide patients and surgical teams with a lesser dose of radiation during each procedure.

“St George Private Hospital is committed to investing in technology to offer improved patient experience and outcomes,” Mr Ridley said.

“We’re pleased our new Andiography equipment will reduce the amount of radiation present during procedures, benefitting both our patients and our people.

“St George Private Hospital has always been a proud centre of excellence for heart and lung patients. The new Cannon Alihenix will replace our current system, which when installed was the world’s first commercially installed Radiation Dose Tracking System.”