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Parkridge gets new digital imaging system

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GE Healthcare's Innova* IGS 630, new at Parkridge GE Healthcare's Innova* IGS 630, new at Parkridge
Parkridge Medical Center now has enhanced capabilities to diagnose and treat a variety of disorders, including diseases of the heart and blood vessels, neurovascular disorders and other conditions.

It's all because of a versatile new digital imaging system, called the Innova* IGS 630.

The digital flat panel biplane imaging system manufactured by GE Healthcare that uses two sets of X-Ray sources. Each can move independently, allowing two images to be captured.
 
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.
 
“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 and stents.
 
According to the American Heart Association, each year 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke.
 
In 2008, 1 of every 8 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.
 
With this new tool officials say they will be able to better diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.

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