November 10, 2011 – GE Healthcare will feature several new products and solutions at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s 23rd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium.
Available for more than six years, Innova 2100IQ and 3100IQ imaging systems meet a wide range of clinical needs for interventional and diagnostic imaging. They offer high image quality, extensive real-time processing, dose management, ease of positioning, and improved workflow and image management.
The new Innova IGS 520 and IGS 530i (Image Guided System), built upon the earlier systems, feature a new ergonomic design. The IGS family is a new design, with a new look and feel; they are also customized by procedure.
To further enhance the overall Innova IGS experience, the company is introducing a new 56-inch diameter all-in-one large display monitor. It lets users see the information how, where and when they want it based on a large choice of predefined layouts. This single, configurable, high-resolution display is on a movable boom and offers 16 inputs to support relevant data required during interventional cardiology procedures.
Users have access at tableside to more than 120 pre-defined layouts; can enlarge small anatomic details; and can customize a group of layouts according to procedure or their personal preferences by type of data, position on the screen, and image size. Layout selection is accessible at tableside and fully integrated into the Innova Central Unit touch screen.
“Today’s busy cath labs are used for a variety of procedures and by different doctors. Layout preferences vary by procedure and by doctor, so fast and easy changes to layouts, whether during the procedure or between procedures, is important,” said Reaz Rasul, general manager, GE Interventional Systems.
GE is also offering a new solution to help support device localization and guidance during structural heart procedures. Innova HeartVision fuses, in real time, 2-D X-ray images and 3-D models—such as the 3-D cardiac model—from multiple modalities. It can be synchronized with echocardiogram (ECG) gating and can help compensate for patient heart and respiratory motion throughout the procedure for quality treatment.
Innova HeartVision can reduce procedure time and dose, and increase physician confidence by providing the visual tools to make challenging interventions more accessible.
In line with its healthymagination strategy, GE Healthcare recently introduced the Innova 2100IQ (Optima Edition). This dedicated interventional cardiology (IC) system is designed to meet the growing need for basic IC procedures. A new configuration offers the same high image quality, dose efficiency and reliability of the Innova 2100IQ platform at a lower price point and total cost of ownership.
Mac-Lab Hemodynamic Recording System
The Mac-Lab hemodynamic recording system brings new features and functionality designed to help make the lab more productive, remove workflow and data storage obstacles, and enable more procedures per day.
• Streamlined multi-path documentation and reporting helps the user document cases with few interruptions. They can now start a report anywhere on the network and document on multiple stations simultaneously—enabling a constant stream of a patient’s clinical data from the pre-procedure holding area, to the lab, into recovery.
• Invasive Workbench expands the power of Mac-Lab recording, enabling scientific research on any previously acquired Mac-Lab dataset. It interfaces directly with MATLAB algorithmic development software and its l suite of signal processing tools and graphics. This makes it possible to develop and apply custom algorithms to analyze signals post-procedure.
• Users can now sign their case reports electronically and transfer the data immediately to data storage. Once signed, the report is locked from editing, although further signatures can be added. E-signatures may also help improve documentation compliance and reporting workflow.
“I had the opportunity to evaluate the new functionality in the Mac-Lab systems. The new multi-path workflow will give our staff the ability to start a new study at separate workstations in the same room. This will allow documentation to be completed on one workstation while starting a new patient on another. In my opinion, the new workflow has the potential to enable faster room turnover time, potentially leading to improved door-to-balloon time. As we know, this is extremely important in acute patients,” said Gina Heinz, cath lab manager with Centegra Healthcare in Illinois.
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