Angiography Navigation System Added to Innova Imaging Systems
GE Healthcare and Veran created strategic supplier agreement in January 2011 in which GE is the exclusive distributor and reseller of Veran’s ig4 fusion imaging angiography navigation system in the United States.
GE’s Innova angiography imaging systems will offer Veran’s electromagnetic navigation system to create a comprehensive interventional oncology solution under a single point of contact. The system allows 4-D registration capability with for precise targeting of cancerous lesions.
The multimodality Veran ig4 system helps clinicians deliver instruments to small targets in difficult to access regions of the human body in order to diagnose and treat disease minimally invasively. The navigation system uses electromagnetic localization and 4-D (x, y, z time) registration to display an interventional instrument, such as a biopsy needle or ablation needle, on a computer monitor with respect to anatomic imaging and treatment planning.
This system is compatible with GE’s Innova imaging systems, which acquire CT-like patient images of the target organ(s) that can be exported to the navigation system in the same imaging suite, during the interventional procedure. The resulting displayed image provides navigation information to help physicians insert biopsy needles, ablation (radio frequency (RF), cryotherapy and microwave) probes and other devices through the skin more quickly and with greater target accuracy. Also, using Innova CT images with Veran ig4 system may help to reduce the absorbed radiation dose through decreased use of fluoroscopy.