• Current imaging challenges in interventional procedures

    When a patient is having a heart attack or stroke, seconds matter. Waste time optimizing manual X-ray parameters and irreplaceable tissue may die.

    • Interventionalists require high image quality and expect dose to be ALARA.**
    • Dose optimization is a complex and tedious task. Most dose reduction features need to be manually adjusted many times during the procedure.
    • The learning curve to optimize image quality and dose during a procedure can take years and can be easily lost with radiographer turnover.
    • Scientific publications demonstrate that there is an important variability of dose levels for similar procedures and similar patient conditions, whereas systems can be very recent and embed technologies to help reduce x-ray dose.

    X-ray dose levels depend mostly on operators and their ability to use all dose reduction features, in real time, all the time. Dose levels can vary significantly from one site to another. They depend on several factors, including operators’ expertise.

    ** As Low As Reasonably Achievable

AutoRight¹: 1st intelligent image chain²

AutoRight features Artifical Intelligence that enables you to reach the level of image quality that you define4, at the lowest possible dose, regardless of the patient anatomy or C-Arm angulation. With AutoRight, the machine is intelligent and uses AI to ASSIST you to optimize the technical parameters so you can focus all your attention and expertise on your patients.
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  • AutoRight
    Automated Image Acquisition

    Fast and clear imaging starts with optimal image acquisition.

    The better the acquisition, the better the information captured.

    AutoRight, is designed to :
    • Deliver repeatable & fast choices;
    • Make image optimization fully automated throughout the entire procedure, in real time;
    • Dynamically optimize acquisition parameters, adapting to C-arm movements, angulations, imaged anatomy or patient density.
  • AutoRight
    Smart Image Processing

    Personalized image rendering displayed on a high-luminance DICOM Monitor.

    Once the image has been acquired, processed to obtain the best possible signal, and tailored to user preference with myIQ6 , it needs to be displayed to the interventionalist without distortion or signal loss.

    For that purpose, all GEHC IGS systems are fitted with a high-luminance DICOM monitor, digitally linked to the image processor.

    Achieving short image display delays allows guiding tools and injecting contrast media to be efficiently used.
  • AutoRight
    Smart Image Processing

    Delivering critically useful image data to the display in real-time.

    For each acquisition mode, several image processing operators have been designed to act on all image aspects (brightness, contrast, sharpness, noise) to improve the image rendering.

    More specifically these include:
    • Dynamic Range Management (DRM) operator;
    • Subtraction operators;
    • AutoPixelShift (APS) operator;
    • Edge Enhancement operator;
    • Denoising Techniques operators.
AutoRight makes the machine an integral part of the team, capable of relieving clinicians and technologists of the tedious yet complex task of optimizing image quality and dose, helping them focus all their attention on the procedure, leveraging every second to bring their clinical expertise on what matters most: treating patients.
  1. AutoRight refers to intelligent image chain features of GEHC’s Interventional x-ray systems, from image acquisition to image processing and display, available on Innova IGS 5, Innova IGS 6, Discovery IGS 7 and Discovery IGS 7 OR 
  2. Based on competitive research, among major players in interventional imaging 
  3. de Ruiter et al. Meta-analysis of cumulative radiation duration and dose during EVAR using mobile, fixed, or Fixed/3D fusion C-Arms. J Endovasc Ther (2016).
  4. Except when system limits are reached
  5. Source-to-image distance optimization (InnovaSense) is an option available on Innova IGS 5 (IGS 520 and IGS 530 configurations), Innova IGS 6, Discovery IGS 7 (IGS 730 configuration) and Discovery IGS 7 OR (IGS 730 OR configuration)
  6. myIQ is a customization of image display available on Innova IGS 5, Innova IGS 6, Discovery IGS 7 & Discovery IGS 7 OR. Refer to your sales representative. System is delivered with default settings. Customization requires a GE Healthcare representative

Product may not be available in all countries and regions and cannot be placed on the market or put into service until it has
been made to comply with all required regulatory authorizations. Refer to your sales representative for more information.