Chicago-based GE Healthcare designed the platform through a multi-year collaboration with interventionists and surgeons with the ultimate goal of enhancing user experience, improving workflow efficiency and increasing the adoption of advanced image guidance in daily practice.
According to a news release, Allia allows users to access all essential functions from a personalized workplace through intuitive and compact user interfaces. It has flexibility through a gantry that is not mounted to the floor or ceiling, enabling full mobility, while it enables collision-free procedures thanks to a wide-bore C-arm design.
The Allia Platform leverages the Edison Digital Health Platform with AutoRight, the industry’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-based interventional image chain and Liver Assist virtual parenchyma, a 3D visualization software offering for AI-based parenchymography, helping clinicians simulate injections dynamically to perform liver embolization procedures with confidence.
GE Healthcare said that, in addition to positive feedback from clinicians since its introduction, the company’s Allia IGS 7 system has received recognition as a recipient of the Red Dot Design Award: Product Design 2022. The internationally established award represents a quality mark for good design, the company said.
“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 of clinical specialties allowing physicians to maintain their focus where it belongs, on the patient,” GE Healthcare’s General Manager for its Global Interventional business Arnaud Marie said in the news release. “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.”