Awigs

The AWIGS system has been developed as a high-tech unit to integrate diagnosis, operation and control in one surgical workplace. The AWIGS system is the globally unique unit made up of the operating table and computed tomography.

6.2.3.1 Use and benefits of the system

There is an extremely wide range of possible uses. The AWIGS system can be used in traumatology, neurosurgery and orthopaedic procedures, for general surgery or oral and maxillofacial surgery. The AWIGS system is thus an interdisciplinary element in the operating theatre, in radiology and in the emergency room.

The trauma concept

It is in particular the time savings in traumatology which support the life-saving measures of the surgical team. Even if an average time of 71 min (time between the accident and arrival at hospital for polytraumas - the so-called Ā»golden hourĀ« [2]) sees a patient receiving relatively fast

Fig. 6.14. Exemplary AWIGS installation

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