News | May 05, 2008

Stereotaxis to Highlight Bi-Directional Transmission Network at HRS 2008

May 1, 2008 - Doctors performed the first ever bi-directional live case transmission and training course recently conducted via the Stereotaxis Odyssey Network, a system designed to fully integrate all of the systems in a typical EP lab around our information management platform, and to connect lab-to-lab within and between hospitals.

Using the Odyssey Network, electrophysiologists at San Raffaele University Hospital in Milan, Italy, and colleagues at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA, to transmit consecutive live cases performed on their respective Stereotaxis Niobe Magnetic Navigation Systems, enabling the viewing of the cases at both locations in real-time.

Prof. Carlo Pappone, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, Director of the Department of Arrhythmology at San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy, commented, "I believe that Odyssey represents a breakthrough in EP lab information management, and this recent procedure collaboration with our colleagues at Northeast Georgia Medical Center highlights the capability of the Odyssey network to enable live case transmission, remote procedure sharing and even remote training."

"The capabilities of the Odyssey platform have exceeded my expectations," said Karthik Ramaswamy, M.D., FACC, director of Electrophysiology Lab, Northeast Georgia Medical Center. "Network events such as these can greatly enhance progress in our specialty by allowing physicians to share information in an unprecedented way."?

Stereotaxis will demonstrate the remote capabilities of Odyssey at Heart Rhythm 2008, to be held from May 14 to 17 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

New remote viewing and archiving capabilities for Odyssey will also be highlighted at HRS, with the introduction of Odyssey Cinema. This was created to enable physicians to receive a real-time high definition view of a procedure from any point in the network, thereby providing them with a new tool for sharing information independently and providing remote consultation or training. Odyssey Cinema includes an archiving capability that will allow clinicians to store and subsequently replay entire procedures or segments of procedures. Odyssey Cinema will be available for sale toward the end of 2008 in conjunction with the currently available Odyssey Workstation, and the two products will have a combined list price of approximately $450,000.

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