GE Healthcare introduced the Innova IGS 630 biplane cardiovascular and interventional imaging system at the Radiological Society of North America 2011 meeting in Chicago. The system features Innova CT HDii 3D technology and a comprehensive set of advanced applications for interventional neuroradiology.
“The Innova IGS 630 biplane reflects our strong clinical focus and commitment to understanding the unique needs of each clinical specialty. With this introduction, we offer a new generation of 3D imaging, new options and advanced applications that truly cater to interventional neuroradiology procedures,” said Chantal Le Chat, general manager of GE Healthcare Interventional Radiology.
According to the company, Innova CT HD provides a better quality image than before, without increasing dosage. Using high frame rate acquisition and an advanced scatter reduction algorithm, it provides outstanding 3D images for bones and soft tissues. It also includes a high resolution protocol to help visualise small objects like intracranial stents. Innova CT HD is selectable from tableside for an optimised workflow.
The Innova IGS 630 system features an integrated registration application, crucial for neuroradiology procedures. It registers and fuses 3D anatomical and functional images from Innova, CT, MR, PET and SPECT, providing complementary information to help plan and assess interventional procedures. The blended roadmap application is enabled on either the frontal or the lateral plane, offering new visualisation possibilities to interventional neuroradiologists. Innova Vision and Subtracted 3D support localisation and guidance of catheters, coils and other devices.
These enhanced capabilities enable greater clinical confidence by improving visualisation and registration of complex anatomies.
Among other features, the Innova helps to plan and guide precisely needle procedures with its TrackVision application and provides a better visualisation of the vascular flow on a single image with its AngioViz application.