Parkridge Medical Center Acquires New BiPlane Imaging System

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Using a versatile new digital imaging system, doctors at Parkridge Medical Center now have enhanced capabilities to diagnose and treat a variety of disorders including diseases of the heart and blood vessels, neurovascular disorders and other conditions.

The Innova IGS 630 is a digital flat panel biplane imaging system manufactured by GE Healthcare. It uses two sets of X-ray sources, each free to move independently, which allows two sets of images to be taken.  The system is helping Parkridge Medical Center’s physicians to see extremely detailed, real-time images of patient anatomy during procedures that require exacting precision – such as stent placement, blood vessel interventions and the minimally-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids.

“The Innova IGS 630 addresses one of the biggest challenges in interventional imaging today, clearly visualizing small vessels and intricate anatomy,” said Parkridge Medical Center imaging director Keith Davis.

The images produced by the system are so detailed that Parkridge Medical Center physicians are able to see clearly enough to maneuver small medical devices – such as catheters, stents, and guidewires – during vascular interventions and other clinical procedures.

According to the American Heart Association, each year 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke.  In 2008, one of every eight deaths in the United States was caused by stroke, 8% of the adult population had diagnosed diabetes, and over 1.2 million Americans had a first or recurrent heart attack. The Innova IGS 630 provides the clinical versatility needed to help physicians at Parkridge Medical Center address these conditions.

The Innova IGS 630 is the latest addition to GE’s family of Innova digital flat panel cardiovascular and interventional X-ray imaging systems.  With hundreds of systems installed worldwide, many physicians rely on GE’s Innova systems to help them diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.


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