Hybrid Biplane Theatre


A new Siemens Artis Q Biplane, the first of its kind in a hybrid theatre in Australia and New Zealand, will put Epworth Richmond at the forefront of medical technology. Epworth Richmond will be the first private hospital in Victoria to offer open and endovascular capabilities for neurosurgery, cardiac and vascular procedures.

Opened on 1 February 2016 in the newly built Lee Wing, Theatre 4 boasts a 95m2 hybrid theatre with biplane technology. The state-of-the-art hybrid biplane theatre is designed for the treatment of heart, vascular and neurological disorders, and will combine advanced, high-precision imaging technology with a fully equipped surgical suite.

The Siemens Artis Q Biplane for Epworth Richmond has many supporting advanced applications that result in safer, faster and more efficient treatment of patients. These applications offer a unique insight into anatomical details as well as physiological and functional information.

Key features of the Hybrid Biplane Theatre suite

Advanced technical functionality

The Siemens Artis Q biplane’s imaging functions allow users to make better and faster treatment decisions, using digital subtracted angiography to enhance the visualisation of blood vessels with contrast dye.


Increased treatment capability

The theatre will provide for acute treatment in all aspects of cerebrovascular disease, including ischaemic stroke, haemorrhagic stroke, aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage and ruptured AVM.


Safer surgical interventions

Surgeons can perform minimally invasive procedures using precise imaging technology and immediately convert to open surgery if needed, without relocating the patient.


The new Lee Wing will also include an expanded ICU and Emergency Department, 142 additional private inpatient beds and 6 new theatres.