Hansen Medical’s Magellan Robotic System has been used for the first time at St Mary’s Hospital for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.

The Magellan robotic system is designed to provide precise catheter navigation of peripheral vessels while reducing procedure time, lessening radiation exposure and lowering procedural fatigue.

The new CE marked robotic system uses similar robotic technology as that of the Sensei-X robotic catheter system to facilitate proper extension inside the body and to better access hard to reach peripheral anatomy.

Imperial College Healthcare Circulation Sciences head Nick Cheshire said that the new robotic system allows physicians to offer less invasive endovascular options to patients suffering from complex disease.