The FINANCIAL -- GE Healthcare announced that it has
been recognized by the Industrial Designers Society of America
with three International Design Excellence Awards for Medical and
As the General Electric Company reported, the IDEA program is a celebration of design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research, and concepts.
GE Healthcare received three IDEA awards, one for its latest Interventional X-ray system, the Discovery IGS 730, and two concepts related to Mammography & MR.
“At GE Healthcare, our design teams have long been focused on developing solutions that push the limits of innovation in imaging, while providing design and functionality that enables our customers to do provide more efficient, better care on a daily basis,” said Francois Lenfant, Global Design Manager, GE Healthcare. “It is an honor to be recognized by the IDSA for our groundbreaking developments aimed at providing better care to more individuals around the world.”
The Discovery IGS 730 is a first-of-its kind solution in imaging, as it is neither floor- nor ceiling-mounted, but enables full patient access without the need to suspend the system above the patient. It has the mobility of a C-arm with the power and image quality of a fixed system. This laser-guided, motorized mobile gantry creates an interventional environment without boundaries. It allows complete access to the patient and unlimited parking capability, while creating sterility for a flexible and secure OR environment. The unique gantry comes with a new wide bore design, which allows for steep angles, ease in 3D acquisition, especially for large patients. The Discovery IGS 730 is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is available for sale in the U.S. It also has CE marking.