Customers were involved in the design process, and the result was a product that was created with and for customers. As a recipient of the Red Dot Design Award for Product Design, the Allia IGS 7 has gained international attention.
As the need for minimally invasive surgery grows, GE Healthcare is committed to assisting physicians in maximising the use of image guided technologies by removing barriers so that they can give high-quality treatment to patients and achieve superior clinical and operational outcomes.
The new Allia Platform is the result of a multi-year collaboration with interventionalists and surgeons with the goal of improving user experience, improving workflow efficiency, and increasing the adoption of advanced image guidance in daily practise, all of which are critical factors in today’s constrained healthcare environment.
Almost half of all procedures are carried out at workstations where doctors have limited access to the user interface, functionality, and display. The Allia Platform was created to address these issues, with users seeing the difference as soon as they walk into an interventional or hybrid operating room, where they can access all of their important functions from a tailored workspace with simple and intuitive user interfaces. Because the gantry on the Allia IGS 7 is not mounted to the floor or the ceiling, it allows for complete movement in the workplace. Furthermore, the Allia IGS 7’s wide-bore C-arm design allows for collision-free treatments.
Leveraging the Edison platform, the Allia Platform also harnesses the power of AI with AutoRight –the industry’s first AI-based interventional image chain – and Liver ASSIST Virtual Parenchyma – a 3D visualization software solution designed to provide AI-based virtual parenchymography to help clinicians simulate injections dynamically and perform liver embolization procedures with confidence.
Designed with customers, for customers, the innovative features and design of the Allia IGS 7 reflect the insights gained from more than 70 interactive sessions. As a result, users agree that Allia IGS 7 represents a significant advancement in the space of image guided therapy suites to support the evolving practices in interventional radiology, cardiology and vascular surgery, while providing an excellent user experience.
The Allia IGS 7 has received international acclaim as a recent recipient of the Red Dot Design Award: Product Design 2022, in addition to excellent feedback from doctors since its introduction. The Red Dot Design Award was founded in 1955, and its distinction, the Red Dot, has become one of the most coveted quality indicators for exceptional design around the world.
“By collaborating with clinicians to redesign the image guided therapy suite through a focus on ergonomics, ease-of-use, and workflow efficiency, our technology provides adaptability to the needs of a diverse set clinical specialties allowing physicians to maintain their focus where it belongs, on the patient. Great design isn’t just recognized, it’s utilized. Receiving the Red Dot Product Design Award for the Allia IGS 7 is wonderful recognition and further reinforces that putting the voice of our customers first is key to unlocking the full potential of our innovation,”
Arnaud Marie, General Manager for Global Interventional