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CHU de Liège invests in the OR of the future

The innovative partnership between Getinge and Siemens Healthineers resulted in a multi-modality operating theater enabling both medical and robotic imaging — the first of its kind in the Benelux. This unique setup represents the future of high-quality patient care.

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Building an OR is a complex undertaking. Building a multi-modality operating theater that accommodates both medical and robotic imaging takes an extraordinary amount of planning. That’s why the CHU de Liège in Belgium choose to work with the experienced teams at Getinge and Siemens Healthineers.

The hospital wanted a flexible space. They envisioned a system where the imaging equipment would be rail-mounted and used in two neighboring rooms. After use, the scanner is returned to its airlock between the two operating theaters, freeing space for the surgical team and allowing the equipment to be disinfected for the next procedure.

Complex projects require experience, expertise, and trusted collaboration. Getinge and Siemens Healthineers have built a strong partnership, working together to help hospitals deliver the best possible patient care. This long-term experience provided a solid foundation for this unique project.

"In order for the offer to correspond to users' wishes and to integrate the latest technological developments, the CHU de Liège , together with Getinge and Siemens Healthineers, organized a 'workshop' which extended to two negotiation sessions,” explained Julien Compère, CEO of the hospital. This ensured that the project met the needs of all surgical specialties, supporting advanced techniques that reduce risk for patients.

"The offered equipment allows all types of surgery to be performed: abdominal, urological, cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurosurgery. Including pediatric,” explained Julien Compère. “And, although imaging systems are at the cutting edge of today’s technology, everything is prepared in a way that we are able to subsequently add functionalities according to the evolution of surgical practices and new technologies. All for the benefit of our patients.”

The new Hybrid OR is equipped with Maquet Magnus operating tables with radiolucent carbon fiber tabletops and accessories, Maquet PowerLED II surgical lights with glare-free illumination. Maquet Moduevo ceiling supply units to keep the workspace clear and uncluttered, Maquet Variop modular room components, the Tegris OR integration system, Nexaris Angio-CT by Siemens Healthineers for seamless integration of angiography and CT imaging technologies and the robotic ARTIS pheno angiography system.

“We are proud to be the partner of choice for such a large-scale health care facility project and ensuring the continuity of patient care,” says Bettina Quaedvlieg, Managing Director at Getinge Benelux. “We have achieved a remarkable result together with Siemens Healthineers and CHU de Liège.”

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