GE Healthcare and Volcano Corporation, a Rancho Cordova, CA company, are reporting the first commercial installation of the Innova IVUS system in a Pennsylvania hospital. Here’s what the companies say about their collaborative all-digital cath lab imaging system:
Innova IVUS is GE Healthcare’s custom integration of Volcano’s s5i IVUS imaging system with the best-of-class Innova all-digital X-ray cath lab imaging system. Innova IVUS optimizes clinical workflow by offering IVUS controls on the Innova Central bedside touchscreen. Data exchange between the IVUS system and Innova allows for automatic patient data transfer from Innova for IVUS cases and advanced archiving that links IVUS cases to cath cases.
Volcano’s s5i product uses a new PC-based platform that reduces the size, weight and noise of the older generation IVUS consoles. This allows the unit to be located in the control room or in other areas outside of the daily traffic pattern of the cath lab. Clinicians have the ability to control the IVUS system through a variety of control devices located at the patient bedside, at the point of care, or both. Clinicians also have the flexibility to view IVUS images on the existing monitor bank, a separate dedicated IVUS monitor, and/or on a monitor in the control room.