– November 27, 2012 – GE Healthcare is showcasing the use of its
groundbreaking Discovery IGS 730 system for hybrid Operating Rooms (OR) and
imaging departments at RSNA 2012 in Chicago.
hybrid operating room, or hybrid OR, represents a growing trend in the
healthcare industry as it allows both open
surgery and catheter-based imaging therapies to take place in the same
The hybrid OR enables multiple physicians (surgeons,
anesthesiologists, and technicians) to perform a new
spectrum of minimally invasive therapies such as complex EVAR and TAVI with the goal of ultimately enabling better patient care.
“In designing the Discovery IGS 730, it was always our goal to provide the
latest in interventional efficiency – with high precision imaging capability
and exceptional in-room mobility. This solution aims to accommodate a wide
range of minimally invasive and surgical procedures. Due to the technological
innovation and the advanced application portfolio available such as FlightPlan
for Liver, we hope it will allow our customers to explore and discover new ways
within both the Interventional and the Operating Room.” says Chantal Le Chat,
General Manager, Premium Angiography, GE Healthcare, Detection & Guidance
GE Healthcare recently announced the
first two Discovery IGS 730 installations at St. Luke’s University Hospital in
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and at University Hospital Lille, France.
“I use a ceiling mounted system in an
interventional radiology setting and it works well in that setting. The problem
is really the ability to adapt to an operating environment. There are a lot of
sterility and laminar flow issues in the operating room, and the ceiling
mounted system is an obstruction to both.
The Discovery IGS 730 system has the marked advantage of eliminating the
system being fixed to the ceiling,” said Tim Oskin,
MD, Section Chief for Vascular Surgery, St. Luke’s Hospital Health Network.
“We decided to invest in the Discovery IGS 730 as we wanted to have
access to more advanced image quality, access to fusion and all the other
software applications that this technology has to offer, and all within an OR
setting. The learning curve for all clinicians has been very fast and we truly
feel the use of this advanced laser guided imaging system will open great
perspectives for our practice but above all for our patients,” said Professor
Haulon, Head of Vascular Surgery Department, University Hospital of Lille,
The Discovery IGS 730 is a laser-guided, mobile gantry, a first-of-its kind in interventional imaging. The system is neither floor nor ceiling
mounted and enables full patient access, creating an interventional environment
without boundaries. It has the mobility of a C-arm with the power and image
quality of a fixed system, allowing multiple
parking possibilities, while helping maintain
sterility for a flexible
and secure OR environment. The unique gantry comes with a new wide bore design,
which allows for steep angles, ease in 3D acquisition, especially for large patients. Available with
a surgical angio table enabling both endovascular and open surgery, the Discovery IGS 730 was cleared by the U.S. FDA in early 2012.
In addition, Discovery IGS 730 is equipped with
more than 20 advanced applications to help plan, guide and assess
Interventional procedures. Recently cleared by the U.S. FDA and available on
the Discovery IGS 730 system, FlightPlan for Liver helps
interventionalists plan their liver embolization procedures by providing automatic identification of tumor vicinity
vessels. The highlighted vessels can then be used as a 3D roadmap with
the Innova* Vision application, and superimposed on the live fluoroscopic image
to help the doctor guide the catheter into the target artery.
“The Discovery IGS 730 system is a revolution
in Interventional Imaging, whether you need a hybrid OR, or are looking to
replace your traditional ceiling mount system. Customers looking for
state-of-the-art imaging, mobility unlike any other fixed system, and
unparalleled patient access, have found their solution with the Discovery IGS
730. There is nothing like it in the marketplace today,” said Hooman Hakami, president
and CEO, Detection & Guidance Solutions, GE Healthcare.
GE Healthcare Detection and Guidance Solutions (DGS) is a $2B global business,
made up of 8 separate business segments, currently employing more than 1,700
employees. The DGS business distributes products and services in all
geographies, and has engineering and manufacturing capabilities in the U.S.,
France, Hungary, India and China.
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Healthcare at RSNA 2012
year in Chicago, the conference of the Radiological Association of North
America (RSNA) provides a forum for showcasing the latest innovations in
medical imaging. If you are attending the conference, please visit GE
Healthcare at booth number 5433 in McCormick Place south hall. Throughout the
week of the event, GE Healthcare will distribute news and information using
these digital platforms:
Digital press kit: newsroom.gehealthcare.com/press-kits/ge-healthcare-at-rsna-2012
Twitter: @GEHealthcare and hashtag #GEWorks
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/gehealthcare
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