Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS), announced that the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas ordered four Odyssey(TM) systems. One will manage its Niobe((R)) Remote Magnetic Navigation electrophysiology lab and the other three will manage its standard, non-Niobe EP labs. All four systems will utilize an Odyssey Cinema server to record synchronized procedure data and share this information via the Internet anywhere in the world.
Odyssey Cinema synchronizes the data from multiple interventional lab systems and includes a powerful archiving capability to instantly store and replay an integrated view of entire procedures or segments of procedures. The solution also allows physicians to collaborate with high-definition views of live or recorded procedures from multiple points in the network of installed Odyssey systems, providing a significant new tool for clinical collaboration, remote consultation, and educational training. There are currently more than 60 Odyssey systems ordered to date.
"Our vision is to use Odyssey to significantly accelerate the advancement of electrophysiology worldwide," said Andrea Natale, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S., and Executive Medical Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center. "With Odyssey, we have the technology to create unprecedented educational programs by sharing live cases over the network and by replaying best practices in interactive forums. Our connection to other centers on the Odyssey network will allow us to collaborate from Austin with other experts on a global basis without traveling. This creates a new standard for the practice of electrophysiology, unleashing new opportunities by allowing hospitals to have a powerful marketing tool and enabling patients on the Odyssey network to receive enhanced care around the world."