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2013 Press Releases
Westminster, CO - St. Anthony North Hospital has purchased the GE Discovery IGS 730, a high-end digital image guidance system that offers a unique mobile platform bringing all the power of a fixed imaging system yet offering multiple physicians to complete procedures comfortably, providing unobstructed access to patients with its ability to easily move the table. St. Anthony North is one of only three in the nation to have this advanced technology and the only one in Colorado. Now, one image guidance room can accommodate a wide range of endovascular, cardiac, hybrid and open surgical procedures, free from interference with fixed system structures.
The Discovery includes a high-tech digital image guidance, advanced applications, 3D image fusion technology and a sophisticated mechanism to travel on pre-defined paths with laser-like precision. We are truly reinventing the way we work with high-precision imaging. The first surgery using the new technology took place just last week.
Some of the key benefits include: removal of contamination sources by having a suspension-free design, ability to perform rotational angiography with reduced interference of tubing or cables, easily accommodates larger patients, and gives the ability to provide improved sight for guidance procedures such as catheter placement and structural heart procedures.
Carole Peet, CEO of St. Anthony North Hospital, states "We need to be positioned for the future when it comes to meeting the needs of our patients and our physicians. This new technology offers a much more efficient way of taking care of complex surgical cases in the areas of cardiology, interventional radiology, cancer, and neurology. We are thrilled to have this important advancement here at St. Anthony North Hospital. Our patients deserve the very best care."
About St. Anthony North Hospital:
St. Anthony North Hospital is a full service, 196-bed hospital, serving the north metro community since 1971. St. Anthony North specializes in emergency and trauma, cardiac care, advanced wound care, spine and joint surgery, women's services and senior services. St. Anthony North is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and is part of Centura Health, the region's largest hospital and health care network delivering advanced care to more than half a million people each year. Last year, St. Anthony North provided more than $31 Million in charitable care.