Rediscover space and movement.

The Discovery* IGS 730 angiography system brings both extremely high-quality imaging and complete workspace freedom to the hybrid operating room to perform cardiac angulations without compromising detector coverage for endovascular procedures.

Its unique mobile platform brings all the power of a fixed imaging system to the table, yet it can be moved aside, so multi-disciplinary teams can complete procedures comfortably, with unobstructed access to patients. 

High-end fluoroscopy image guidance, advanced applications, 3D image fusion – it all comes on a sophisticated gantry that travels on predefined paths with laser-guided precision.

Now one room accommodates a wide range of endovascular, cardiac, hybrid and open surgical procedures, free of interference from fixed floor or ceiling system structures. 

The Discovery IGS 730 lets you:

  • Rethink your possibilities with predictable motion and patient access.
  • Reinvent the way you work with high-precision imaging.
  • Re-evaluate your options with flexible room layouts.


Rethink your possibilities.

With the Discovery* IGS 730 gantry, nothing on the floor or ceiling obstructs your work or limits your mobility – your freedom is nearly absolute. An untethered, laser-guided gantry carries the imaging C-arm. You can move it to the table to image any part of the anatomy, then power it back, out of the way, to precise pre-chosen positions.

Movable gantry puts clinicians in control.

The Discovery IGS 730 provides full flexibility in your clinical space. Controls available at tableside and at the back of the gantry let you maneuver the system easily and conveniently. When in position for imaging, the gantry swivels around the table on a defined path, with precise laser guidance. Combined gantry and table movement enables you to stop and image at any point for coverage from head to toe.

One-touch back-in and back-out means fully flexible procedures.

With the Discovery IGS 730, you can truly have it both ways: Move the gantry to the table for imaging, move it aside when needed – and all at the touch of a button. From five positions at the table you can back the gantry out to up to seven predefined locations. Back-out distances are customizable to suit different room sizes.

Teams work better with nothing in their way.

The Discovery IGS 730 gives physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists and technologists ample space to work together effectively. Clinicians can position on either side of the patient, according to preference. With the offset C-arm, the anesthesiologist can work comfortably at the patient’s head.

Customized parking provides the maximum freedom.

When it’s not needed for imaging, you can move the gantry aside completely, allowing complete patient access at the table and enabling easy room cleaning. You can pre-configure two parking spaces to suit your room size and shape.

Reinvent the way you work.

The Discovery IGS 730 brings outstanding imaging technology, with the added flexibility of a mobile C-arm. Enjoy the power of fluoroscopy for precise, real-time image guidance, 3D rotational angiography with CT-like imaging, fusion of prior 3D images from multiple modalities plus more than 20 advanced applications to help you plan, guide and assess your procedures.

Discovery IGS 730

Great imaging starts with a great imaging chain

We designed the image chain to be dose-efficient while providing images rich with details. The 31 x 31 cm (12.2 in.) detector is the heart of a proven image chain entirely engineered and built by GE and providing Detective Quantum Efficiency (DQE) that ranks among the highest available. The detector is designed for a wide range of cardiovascular and interventional procedures; it also can cover both legs simultaneously and maintains capability for steep angulations.

Lower dose by design

Discovery IGS 730

We never forget that you have a choice to make. The Discovery IGS 730 lets you choose the image quality you want while you strive for the lowest achievable dose. It starts with built-in dose efficiency. For example, with a longer source-to-body distance, the Discovery IGS 730 allows the X-ray beam to be more dispersed when it reaches the patient, enabling you to reduce skin radiation dose by as much as 10 to 15 percent1. Dose personalization, controllable from tableside, lets you choose your preferred protocols for the tasks you do every day, helping you provide personalized care. With our dose reporting tools, you can assess your current practices and learn how you can improve dose management.

A wide-bore C-arm expands your options

The Discovery IGS 730 has a maximum of 129 cm (50 in.) space between the tube and detector, as well as an offset C-arm. This combination greatly enhances flexibility. Now you can:

  • Conveniently perform steep angulations, such as spider view for percutaneous coronary interventions, without compromising detector coverage for peripheral vascular and valve procedures.
  • Perform rotational angiography with reduced interference from anesthesia tubing or monitor cables.
  • Move the table without obstruction for off-center 3D acquisitions to image the
    borders of the liver or the skin line.
  • Easily accommodate large patients.

Re-evaluate your options.

Use precious space well with flexible room designs. Build your room into a new fully functional hybrid OR, re-configure a small room, or re-purpose an existing room. You can install the Discovery IGS 730 in rooms as small as 35 square meters (377 square feet)2. You’ll have the potential to increase the procedure mix in your OR with exceptional equipment for minimally invasive procedures.

Discovery IGS 730

Suspension-free design removes a source of contamination.

The mobile gantry leaves the room ceiling suspension-free, helping prevent contamination from airborne agents. It allows laminar flow above the surgical field even when in position for imaging, helping to meet the criteria for ISO 5 classification4.

Sterile draping adds protection.

Discovery IGS 730

The detector and tube can be easily fitted with sterile covers3 specially designed not to interfere with any gantry or detector motion. Sterile drapes attach quickly and easily inside the C-arm using four simple side-mounted clasps.

OR table design adds more flexibility

Discovery IGS 730

For hybrid, endovascular and open procedures, the GE operating room table provides significant advantages. The long tabletop (333 cm) accommodates catheters as long as 3 m and provides added space for placing sterile items. With up to 170 cm of longitudinal table travel, you can cover up to 189 cm of anatomy with table panning only. A free-floating tabletop with power-assisted motion facilitates panning for heavy patients. Table rails make it easy to attach accessories such as surgical retractors or anesthesia screen holder.

Brilliant machine. Support that never sleeps.

We created OnWatch3 to maximize your efficiency by ensuring that your Discovery IGS 730 is operating when you need it to. OnWatch service measures key parameters from your equipment hundreds of thousands of times per day. It looks ahead to help limit disruption from unplanned downtime, creating a less stressful experience for you, your staff and your patients. This visionary technology drives progress in patient care, enhances efficiency and can help minimize the costs associated with downtime.


Complex endovascular procedures:

Endovascular aneurysm repairs can be delicate when dealing with complex anatomies. (T)EVAR Assist solutions let you plan, guide and assess challenging procedures with confidence. Click here to learn more about our dedicated page on EVAR procedures performed with the Discovery IGS 730. 


Plan with Volume Viewer Innova and VesselIQ* Xpress, the Advantage Workstation CT vascular analysis software that delivers zero-click bone removal and tracking of the aorta, as well as key anatomy measurements.


Guide your catheters with Innova Vision, which overlays 3D datasets from CT, MR or 3D rotational images on live fluoroscopic images in a single click. Either Innova 3D or pre-operative CTA images can be overlaid on top of the fluoroscopic image. Pre-operative imaging can be overlaid without acquiring an intra-operative 3D image. 


Assess the endograft deployment with Innova 3D imaging, and follow up using semi-automatic sizing of the thrombus and a compare mode. 

Structural heart procedures: 

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) demands meticulous, detailed planning. During the procedure, precise guidance and precise device positioning of the planned therapy are crucial. With Valve Assist solutions, you can plan and guide challenging procedures with confidence.




Plan your therapy path and strategy with
the valve planning protocol that lets you
segment the aorta from iliac arteries to the aortic root to select the access route. You can also measure the aortic annulus and define the valve plane to help select the device size to implant. The Valve Planning Protocol lets you measure the distance between the valve leaflets and coronary
ostia for planning the valve deployment.

Guide your device with Innova HeartVision, providing high precision for live 3D guidance to assist valve positioning and deployment4, while minimizing motion with ECG synchronization and image stabilization.

Assess the positioning of the device with both angiography and ultrasound.

Clinical applications

GE Healthcare offers a full suite of advanced applications designed to help improve your lab efficiency and enhance clinical confidence to plan, guide and assess complex procedures. They can be used across a full range of interventional procedures whilst being built to answer dedicated challenges. Example of a brilliant innovation in Hybrid OR is the Valve planning protocol that helps planning structural heart procedures in simple steps.

Wide Bore 3D

VesselIQ Xpress

Valve planning protocol

Ease in 3D acquisition with Wide Bore 3D
Wide Bore 3D offers freedom to position
the anatomy of interest at the iso-center facilitating 3D imaging on large patients or off-centered anatomy such as the liver border or the skin line.

Fast routine analyses and simplified
studies of routine CT angiography exams.

VesselIQ* provide you with easily accessible, intuitive tools with which to analyze 3D angiographic data including stenosis and aneurysm thrombus analysis, pre stent planning and post-stent follow-up as well
as directional vessel tortuosity visualization.
The display, measurement, and batch filming/archiving features this application provides will help you maintain a
streamlined and productive workflow.
Learn more

Visualization and quantification of cardiac anatomy for planning treatment strategies. The Valve Planning protocol in the Vessel IQ Xpress application lets you visualize cardiac anatomy with the degree of detail required to evaluate the presentation of the aortic valve.
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Valve Assist Solutions

(T)EVAR Assist Solutions

Innova Vision

Visualization and quantification of cardiac anatomy for planning of treatment strategies and implementations of device.
Plan your therapy path and strategy with
the Valve planning protocol that lets you visualize cardiac anatomy with the degree
of detail required to evaluate the presentation of the aortic valve. Then, you can guide your device with precision using Innova HeartVision that provides live 3D guidance to assist valve positioning and deployment, while minimizing motion with
ECG synchronization and image
Learn more

Feel confident.
(T)EVAR Assist is an integrated solution to
help plan, guide and follow-up EVAR and TEVAR procedures. It delivers zero-click
bone removal and tracking of the aorta as well as key anatomy measurements on pre-operative CT volumes. 3D CT model can be overlaid on top of the fluoroscopic image
with Innova Vision for guidance during the procedure. Semi-automatic sizing of the thrombus and compare modes are also available to facilitate patient follow-up.
Learn more

Live 3D guidance.
Innova Vision overlays 3D prepared datasets from CT, MR or 3D rotational images on live fluoroscopic images in a single click. This 3D road-mapping application helps guidance of devices in complex anatomies.
Learn more

What our customers say

Hear from our customers about our Discovery IGS platform for Hybrid OR.

A surgeon with operating mask and hat on

The surgeon's perspective

Pr. Haulon at the University Hospital in Lille, France performs many complex endovascular aneurysm repairs. Learn more on why the Discovery with the EVAR Assist solution gives him complete satisfaction for image fusion and dose savings.

Four surgeons standing in OR

A multidisciplinary approach

Specialists using the hybrid OR at St. Luke’s include vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists, cardiac electrophysiologists and interventional radiologists. Learn more on why they chose the Discovery for their hybrid OR.



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