Evaluation: GE Healthcare Discovery IGS 740 Angiography System for Hybrid OR and Interventional Radiology/Vascular Applications

December 29, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance


The GE Healthcare Discovery IGS 740 angiography system is a good choice for hybrid OR applications. The system has high-level imaging capabilities and includes the necessary imaging modes for endovascular and open surgical procedures. It is compatible with the GE ASSIST planning and procedure applications and includes HeartVision and ViewEx, two cardiovascular tools exclusive to GE. The laser-guided gantry traverses customized pathways for easy maneuverability. It has effective dose management tools, including the Dose Map feature that provides real-time tracking of patient dose by anatomical location.

The GE Healthcare Discovery IGS 740 angiography system is an excellent choice for interventional radiology/vascular applications. The system has many advanced tools and features, combined with a highly maneuverable stand for enhanced performance and workflow. It also has an effective Dose Map feature for tracking patient dose by anatomical location.


The Discovery IGS 740. (Image courtesy of GE Healthcare.)

  1. Angiography systems use x-rays to allow visualization of the vasculature to aid in the assessment of potential conditions and to provide guidance during interventional procedures. A hybrid OR is a surgical suite equipped with a dedicated imaging system, integrated patient table, and tableside controls to enable physician-controlled intraoperative imaging. Hybrid ORs can accommodate both minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. These suites typically include angiography, CT, and/or MR imaging equipment.

a) This type of room allows percutaneous procedures to be performed before, during, or after an open surgical procedure, without the need to move the patient from the OR table.

b) Clinical applications include vascular, cardiovascular, thoracic, spine, and neurologic procedures.

c) Procedures include endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), transcatheter aortic valve implantation or replacement (TAVI or TAVR), and peripheral vascular procedures.

d) The most common type of hybrid OR...

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