GE Healthcare is unveiling the Discovery IGS 730 interventional imaging system at the RSNA, which is currently underway in Chicago.
With the IGS 730, GE tries to eliminate the trade-offs between ceiling- and floor-mounted systems, and between fixed units and mobile C-arms.
From the press release:
The Discovery IGS 730 is a revolution in imaging. It is neither floor- nor ceiling-mounted, but enables full patient access without the need to suspend the system above the patient. It has the mobility of a C-arm with the power and image quality of a fixed system. This laser-guided, motorized mobile gantry creates an interventional environment without boundaries. It allows complete access to the patient and unlimited parking capability, while creating 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.
The Discovery IGS 730 C-arm is mounted on an Advanced Guided Vehicle (AGV), a motorized and fully mobile system. Based on laser guidance, the AGV can move freely from imaging position to parking or back-out positions, using predefined trajectories to provide total patient access. The Discovery IGS 730 features One-Touch-Back-Out, enabling fast and easy gantry movement away from the patient. The motion is predictable, precise and easy to use, allowing fine control and positioning at any moment in the procedure. Parking locations and back-out distances are customizable for different room configurations.
In addition to being mobile, Discovery IGS 730 comes equipped with more than 20 advanced applications. One example is the new Wide Bore 3D application for ease in 3D acquisitions and the ability to allow off-centered 3D acquisitions to cover anatomies such as the borders of the liver during liver oncology procedures or the skin line during image-guided needle procedures.
The Discovery IGS 730 is 510k pending with FDA and is currently not available for sale in the United States.