GE Healthcare showcases new diagnostic imaging products

GE Healthcare, a $15 billion unit of General Electric Company, is set to unveil its latest range of diagnostic imaging technologies at Arab Health 2006.

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By  David Ingham Published  January 8, 2006

GE Healthcare, a $15 billion unit of General Electric Company, is set to unveil its latest range of diagnostic imaging technologies at Arab Health 2006. The company expects technologies such as the LightSpeed VCT; Discovery VCT; and Centricity PACS SE, amongst others, to raise the standard of medical diagnostics in the Middle East. “Our latest technological innovations have the potential to help Middle East healthcare providers accelerate personalised healthcare,” said Jean-Marc Andral, general manager, Middle East & Africa, GE Healthcare. “Personalised healthcare is fast becoming the most viable solution in helping medical practitioners diagnose, manage and treat an individual’s medical condition earlier and more effectively.” Among the technologies to be launched at the exhibition is GE’s BrightSpeed, a new series of computed tomography (CT) performance scanners that now include much of the more advanced technology available on the company’s volume CT system, the LightSpeed VCT. GE says that BrightSpeed provides the same exceptional image quality, productivity capabilities and reliability of LightSpeed systems. “GE Healthcare has re-imagined multi-detector CT capabilities by developing the BrightSpeed series,” said Gene Saragnese, vice president and general manager of the company’s Global Molecular Imaging and CT Business. “The series will attract a broader audience of healthcare facilities, including community hospitals and outpatient imaging centres that may have space constraints and require a quicker return on investment. This is smarter technology that will result in a brighter future for our customers.” GE Healthcare will also introduce a new magnetic resonance (MR) 1.5 Tesla scanner. The new Signa HDe 1.5T builds on GE’s high definition (HD) platform, while, the company claims, delivering lower operating costs and occupying less space. As a result, GE’s Signa HDe 1.5T delivers the company’s breakthrough HD line of clinical applications to hospitals and imaging centres previously unable to provide onsite 1.5T MR services. Another scheduled introduction is the 1.5 Tesla MR scanner called the Signa HDx 1.5T, which allows radiologists to see critical areas of MR images previously compromised by challenging patient conditions. GE Healthcare will also introduce the new Signa HDx 3.0T, a 3.0 Tesla MR scanner. “Our focus on ‘Healthcare Re-imagined’ is about re-thinking healthcare as we know it today; it is about adopting an ‘early health’ model of care. This customised approach is paramount in reinforcing our commitment to technology leadership and breakthroughs in innovation. We intend to help transform healthcare delivery in this region and beyond,” said Andral.

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