GE Healthcare has released a new piece of software at the ongoing American College of Cardiology gathering in San Francisco that should help put a cap on the radiation dose delivered to a patient during X-ray guided interventional procedures. Being made available initially on the GE Innova IGS 5×0 platform, DoseMap provides a real-time view of where and how much radiation was delivered to the body. The operator can make adjustments to the viewing angles during the procedure and distribute the radiation over a wider area, preventing too much concentration of the beam on one spot.
“At ACC 2013, we demonstrate that we are committed more than ever to developing dose reduction solutions for our customers with the introduction of DoseMap, our new feature that helps clinicians monitor patients’ dose throughout the procedure. This introduction complements our Dose efficient technologies extremely well exemplified by our exceptional detector Detective Quantum Efficiency,” said Jean Michel Milles, GM, Cardiovascular, Detection & Guidance Solutions, GE Healthcare in the distributed press release.