WAYNE, N.J., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Getinge Group today announced the launch of a new, highly flexible angiography solution for surgery, interventional and Hybrid operating room (OR) procedures in the United States. Jointly developed with GE Healthcare, a leader in providing transformational medical technologies, this integrated solution pairs the MAGNUS OR table system from Getinge Group's Maquet brand with GE's Discovery IGS™ 730 angiography system. The combination of these two state-of-the art systems enables hospitals to expand the range of surgical procedures and interventions they offer patients as well as optimize the use of their Hybrid OR.
Getinge Group and GE Healthcare showcased the new angiography integrated solution during the Society for Vascular Surgery's (SVS) 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting, which was held June 9-11 in Washington, D.C.
"Hybrid ORs have become the standard of care at medical centers throughout the United States as these multidisciplinary and multipurpose rooms have been shown to lead to improved clinical outcomes for cardiothoracic and other patients," said Mark Rider, Vice President of Marketing for the Americas, Surgical Workflows Division of Getinge Group. "With the U.S. launch of this new integrated solution that combines our MAGNUS OR table system, the centerpiece of a Hybrid OR, with GE's angiography system, hospitals across the country will be able to provide the best care for their patients who require a variety of multidisciplinary surgical interventions."
The Maquet MAGNUS OR table system can be used for advanced imaging applications as well as surgical procedures. It is versatile and has a "floating" function that enables quick and precise movements during catheter-based interventions. It can utilize interchangeable table tops for multiple clinical applications, ranging from the most advanced 360-degree 3D diagnostic imaging to specialized surgical procedures. The Discovery IGS 730 has a laser-guided mobile gantry that allows it to be conveniently positioned throughout the OR with high predictability to provide the medical team with full patient access. It also enables high-quality 2D imagery as well as cone-beam CT HD and multimodality 3D Fusion imaging.
About Hybrid ORs
In a Hybrid OR, advanced diagnostic imaging equipment is contained within a traditional OR environment, creating a multidisciplinary space that allows medical professionals from different specialties to work together in order to both diagnose and treat patients in the same location as well as perform both open and minimally invasive procedures. With a Hybrid OR, medical professionals can perform a surgical procedure while simultaneously carrying out diagnostic imaging with sophisticated systems that would typically be found only in another department of the hospital. The advanced room design allows for a patient to transition from an interventional to a surgical procedure without needing to be transported to another setting. With a Hybrid OR, procedures can be performed efficiently, allowing for reduced time in the OR setting and improved clinical outcomes for patients. Other benefits of a Hybrid OR include faster diagnosis and treatment of patients, more efficient workflows and streamlined clinical efficiencies.
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.
About Maquet's Expertise in Hybrid ORs
Getinge Group's Maquet brand is a global leader in providing complete solutions for the Hybrid OR. Getinge Group has installed 750 integrated Hybrid ORs worldwide, helping hospitals address the greatest challenges they face with implementation, including coordinating and integrating equipment provided by different vendors into a functioning overall space. In addition to planning and installing complex Hybrid ORs, Getinge Group offers many of the products and systems needed for a Hybrid OR. In addition to the MAGNUS OR table system, these include the VARIOP modular wall systems, surgical lights, ceiling supply units, anesthesia and heart-lung machines, and cardiovascular and endovascular medical devices.
About Getinge Group
Getinge Group is a leading global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, hospital wards, sterilization departments, elderly care and for life science companies and institutions. Getinge Group operates under the three brands of ArjoHuntleigh, Getinge and Maquet. With a genuine passion for life we build quality and safety into every system. Our unique value proposition mirrors the continuum of care, enhancing efficiency throughout the clinical pathway. Based on our first-hand experience and close partnerships, we are able to exceed expectations from customers—improving the every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.
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