Overview

Rediscover space and movement.

The Discovery™ IGS 730 angiography system brings both extremely high-quality imaging and complete workspace freedom to the hybrid operating room to perform cardiac angulations without compromising detector coverage for endovascular procedures.

Its unique mobile platform brings all the power of a fixed imaging system to the table, yet it can be moved aside, so multi-disciplinary teams can complete procedures comfortably, with unobstructed access to patients. 

High-end fluoroscopy image guidance, advanced applications, 3D image fusion – it all comes on a sophisticated gantry that travels on predefined paths with laser-guided precision. 

Now one room accommodates a wide range of endovascular, cardiac, hybrid and open surgical procedures, free of interference from fixed floor or ceiling system structures. 

The Discovery IGS 730 lets you: 

  • Rethink your possibilities with predictable motion and patient access.
  • Reinvent the way you work with high-precision imaging.
  • Re-evaluate your options with flexible room layouts.

Benefits

Rethink your possibilities.

With the Discovery IGS 730 gantry, nothing on the floor or ceiling obstructs your work or limits your mobility – your freedom is nearly absolute. An untethered, laser-guided gantry carries the imaging C-arm. You can move it to the table to image any part of the anatomy, then power it back, out of the way, to precise pre-chosen positions.

Movable gantry puts clinicians in control.

The Discovery IGS 730 provides full flexibility in your clinical space. Controls available at tableside and at the back of the gantry let you maneuver the system easily and conveniently. When in position for imaging, the gantry swivels around the table on a defined path, with precise laser guidance. Combined gantry and GE OR table movement enables you to stop and image at any point for coverage from head to toe.

One-touch back-in and back-out means fully flexible procedures.

With the Discovery IGS 730, you can truly have it both ways: Move the gantry to the table for imaging, move it aside when needed – and all at the touch of a button.


Teams work better with nothing in their way.

The Discovery IGS 730 gives physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists and technologists ample space to work together effectively. Clinicians can position on either side of the patient, according to preference. With the offset C-arm, the anesthesiologist can work comfortably at the patient’s head.

Customized parking provides the maximum freedom.

When it’s not needed for imaging, you can move the gantry aside completely, allowing complete patient access at the table and enabling easy room cleaning. You can pre-configure two parking spaces to suit your room size and shape.


Reinvent the way you work.

Enjoy the power of fluoroscopy for precise, real-time image guidance, 3D rotational angiography with CT-like imaging and fusion of prior 3D images from multiple modalities. Expand your clinical versatility and successfully plan, guide and assess increasingly sophisticated procedures with greater precision and dose efficiency with the latest generation of GE's advanced interventional imaging software solutions, ASSIST.

Discovery IGS 730

Optimal detector size adds clinical versatility

With the 31 x 31 cm (12.2 in) detector, the Discovery IGS 730 is designed to provide optimal coverage for a wide range of interventional and surgical procedures. The detector is the heart of a proven image chain entirely engineered and built by GE providing Detective Quantum Efficiency (DQE) that ranks among the highest available.

Easily accommodate large patients and facilitate imaging

Discovery IGS 730

With a full 129 cm (50 in) of space between the tube and the detector, the Discovery IGS 730 features the largest bore1 among major players. It provides collision-free 3D imaging to let you image large patients easily and perform cone-beam CT acquisition even for patients with arms down and intubated.

Achieve lower dose by design

The Discovery IGS 730 lets you choose the image quality you want while you strive for the lowest achievable dose. Multiple strategies of dose saving on the Discovery IGS 730 and with fusion imaging in Lille helped the team to achieve median Dose Area Product (DAP) of only 12.2 Gycm2 for standard bifurcated EVAR and 43.7 Gy.cm2 for complex fenestrated EVAR procedures2,3. Additionally, when fusing a pre operative 3D model over fluoroscopy 2D-3D image fusion with BiView registration helps achieve up to 99% radiation dose savings, enhancing safety4.

OR Solutions

Re-evaluate your options

Use precious space well with flexible room designs. Build your room into a new fully functional hybrid OR, re-configure a small room, or re-purpose an existing room. You can install the Discovery IGS in rooms as small as 35 square meters (377 square feet)5. You’ll have the potential to increase the procedure mix in your OR with exceptional equipment for minimally invasive procedures.

Suspension-free design removes a source of contamination

The mobile gantry leaves the room ceiling suspension-free, helping prevent contamination from airborne agents. It allows laminar flow above the surgical field even when in position for imaging, helping to meet the criteria for ISO 5 classification6.

Sterile draping adds protection

The detector and tube can be easily fitted with sterile covers7 specially designed not to interfere with any gantry or detector motion. Sterile drapes attach quickly and easily inside the C-arm using four simple side-mounted clasps.

GE OR table design adds more flexibility

For hybrid, endovascular and open procedures, the GE OR table provides significant advantages. The long tabletop (333 cm) accommodates catheters as long as 3 m and provides added space for placing sterile items. With up to 170 cm of longitudinal table travel, you can cover up to 189 cm of anatomy with table panning only. A free-floating tabletop with power-assisted motion facilitates panning for heavy patients. Table rails make it easy to attach accessories such as surgical retractors or anesthesia screen holder.

GE and MAQUET: Expanding your Hybrid OR possibilities

GE Healthcare and MAQUET have jointly developed a new hybrid OR solution that combines GE’s powerful Discovery IGS 730 angiography system with MAQUET’s versatile MAGNUS OR table system. By merging the capabilities of two major flexible platforms, you can expand your clinical opportunities. The integrated solution expands the clinical breadth of the hybrid OR to fit the needs of virtually any surgery and interventional specialty.

Seamless integration supports advanced imaging

The Discovery IGS 730 is fully integrated with a 360° radiolucent tabletop, enabling catheter-based procedures and image-guided surgeries to be performed while using the advanced imaging capabilities of the Discovery IGS 730, such as 3D angiography, cone-beam CT and 3D image fusion. You can synchronize the gantry and table movements through a single user interface to achieve optimal anatomical coverage. You can move the gantry aside completely using one-touch back-out enabling easy transition to open surgery and allowing complete patient access at the table.

Expand your procedure versatility

The MAGNUS OR universal table system can be used stand-alone in a wide range of positions and for diverse open surgical procedures. It is a full-fledged, versatile OR table that meets all the requirements of surgeons. The flexibility to use different tabletops8 allows you to expand for additional surgical procedures through advanced patient positioning, adapted to meet the requirements of cardiology, heart surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics and traumatology. The tabletops are exchangeable at any time for increased productivity and patient preparation in the induction room.

Draw the ideal room

With predefined, predictable trajectories on the floor and no rails on the ceiling, the Discovery IGS 730 gives you flexibility to draw the location of the laminar flow, monitors, surgical lights and rad-shield where you need them to be. Its back-out and parking positions are customizable to adapt your room size and shape. Whether you’re building a new room or re-purposing an existing room, GE and MAQUET work hand-in-glove to deliver the right results, no matter how complex the project . The state-of-the-art 3D planning tool enables comprehensive visualization of the hybrid OR before it is built. Additionally, MAQUET offers a highly comprehensive range of products for hybrid ORs, with operating tables, surgical lights, ceiling supply units, wall and ceiling elements, and leading-edge OR integration technologies.

ASSIST

Power up your clinical decision making

The interventional field is growing with ever-expanding capabilities and migration to less invasive, safer and more cost-efficient procedures. With the new generation of GE's advanced interventional imaging software solutions, ASSIST, you can expand your clinical versatility and successfully plan, guide and assess increasingly sophisticated procedures with greater precision and dose efficiency.

EVAR ASSIST 2

Endovascular aneurysm repairs can be delicate when dealing with complex anatomies. With EVAR ASSIST 29, 3D fusion imaging is very accessible.

Plan

Plan with a dedicated EVAR planning application to perform key anatomical measurements, size the endograft and save key information for fusion imaging during intervention.


Vessel ASSIST

Peripheral recanalization can be delicate especially for long occlusions. With Vessel ASSIST10, the 3D and centerline overlay helps to cross occlusions, position and deploy devices.

Plan

Automatically extract the bone and vessel anatomies. Edit vessel centerlines and bridge them through occlusions.


Valve ASSIST 2

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) demands meticulous, detailed planning. Valve ASSIST 2 11 can help you plan and guide challenging procedures with confidence.

Plan

0-click aorta segmentation and auto-detection of the valve plane delivering easy and reproducible valve sizing for interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.


Needle ASSIST12

Performing minimally invasive spine procedures in the hybrid OR provides excellent access to the patient as well as high-end imaging capabilities to help find the right entry point and advance devices while avoiding critical structures.

Plan

Plan the procedure using outstanding 3D information and determine the optimal skin entry points and needle paths directly on oblique CBCT cross-sections.


Guide

Guide your devices by overlaying 3D datasets from CT, MR or CBCT on live fluoro images. Register the 3D model using the Bi-View registration.


Guide

Import segmented anatomy, centerline and landmarks. Overlay them on live fluoroscopy whatever the angulation.


Guide

Guide devices with high-precision live 3D guidance and calcification visualization enhancement mode to assist valve positioning and deployment.


Guide

You can guide your needle along the virtual trajectory that will follow C-arm angulations and table movements. A dedicated bone rendering helps visualize mis-registration and correct for even small patient motion from tableside.


Assess

Acquire a high definition cone-beam CT, Innova CT HD, to display the information in oblique views to assess device deployment and the presence of potential endoleaks.


Assess

Use DSA images on a large field of view to image the entire anatomy of interest.


Assess

Visualize potential residual valve regurgitation using either angiography or ultrasound.


Assess

The stereo 3D mode lets you visualize a reconstructed 3D needle on the CBCT oblique view from just two fluoroscopic images, letting you localize devices within the 3D anatomy without a CBCT acquisition.

What our customers say

Hear from our customers about our Discovery IGS platform for Hybrid OR.

Vessel ASSIST



In the case of CTO, one of the first challenges is to be able to see what X-ray image alone can’t show. The occluded vessel isn’t up-taking contrast. With Vessel ASSIST, the centerline edition capabilities let you create a virtual vessel line through the occlusion in simple steps. During the procedure, you can overlay this virtual vessel on the live fluoroscopy whatever your preferred working angulation is, and have augmented reality capabilities to guide your catheter through the vessel.

Listen to what our customers are saying about our HOR solution


Dr. Klaus Overbeck from Sunderland Royal Hospital, UK and Pr. Stephan Haulon from Lille, France talk about their experience using Discovery IGS 730 to perform modern vascular surgery, complex EVAR and TEVAR procedures. Learn more on how the Discovery and the advanced applications help them to be more accurate, faster and reduce radiation exposure during procedures.

A multidisciplinary approach

Four surgeons standing in OR
Specialists using the hybrid OR at St. Luke’s include vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists, cardiac electrophysiologists and interventional radiologists. Learn more on why they chose the Discovery for their hybrid OR.





EVAR ASSIST


In some EVAR procedures, you need to be delicate in the sizing of the endograft, especially when the aneurysm is close to vessel feeding life-dependent organs – and you need to be very precise in the positioning of that endograft. With EVAR ASSIST, you can easily size your endograft and prepare fusion masks to help you guide it to the appropriate location in the aorta. The information is available on the live fluoroscopy image, the way you want it as a 3D model or anatomical contours so easily support you in those sophisticated procedures.

The surgeon's perspective


A surgeon with operating mask and hat on

Pr. Haulon at the University Hospital in Lille, France performs many complex endovascular aneurysm repairs. Learn more on why the Discovery with the EVAR ASSIST solution gives him complete satisfaction for image fusion and dose savings.






TAVI procedures

Dr. Thomas Modine is a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon in Lille University Hospital, where about 2000 cardiovascular procedures are performed per year. These include about 200 transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVI), performed by a heart team. This video illustrates the typical workflow used by Dr. Modine during TAVI procedures using different possible vascular accesses. The procedures are performed using image guidance with the Discovery IGS 730 hybrid OR, equipped with the Valve ASSIST solution. During these procedures, Dr. Modine always works hand-in-hand with an interventional cardiologist.


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