Interventional radiologists Gerard Goh and Jim Koukounaras, assisted by Ken Thomson, performed performed transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) as their first procedure with Magellan at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
The Magellan Robotic System was installed in January 2015 in collaboration with Medtel Pty Limited, Hansen Medical’s exclusive distribution partner in Australia and New Zealand.
“The Magellan Robotic System allowed us to gain catheter stability in challenging anatomy,” said Goh. “Navigating the tortuous anatomy of the blood vessels supplying the liver would have been extremely challenging by conventional techniques.”
Andrew Lehmann, managing director of Medtel Pty said: “It is intended that The Alfred will become the first of many reference sites in Australia and New Zealand to deliver the patient and clinician benefits of Magellan Robotic System. We thank Hansen Medical for their role in supporting the installation and training of clinicians.”