GE Healthcare has received the CE Mark for the Discovery IGS 730 interventional imaging system. The IGS 730 is essentially a robotic C-arm with the power of a fixed X-ray, which can be quickly moved to and from the surgical table as needed.
The device features a laser guided navigation system that provides the robot its precise location at all times. Its self powered wheels and floor sensors help the system avoid stepping on any toes and cables, and its predictable motion helps keep the surgical team clear as it is brought to and away from the patient.
The Discovery is neither floor nor ceiling-mounted, but has the mobility of a C-arm with the power and image quality of a fixed system. It incorporates a breakthrough innovation using a motorized laser-guided (mobile) gantry with wide bore C-arm, which enables interventional cardiologists to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures in an OR environment, as it allows complete access to the patient from either side of the table while maintaining sterility. The motion is predictable and precise, allowing fine control and positioning at any moment during a procedure, while parking locations and back out distances can be customized to suit the room where it operates.
Here’s GE introducing the IGS 730 at RSNA 2011 in Chicago:
Product page: Discovery IGS 730…