GE Healthcare unveils new imaging tech

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At Arab Health 2020, GE Healthcare launched more than 30 new imaging intelligent applications and smart devices designed to drive efficiency in clinics and hospitals, aiming to double productivity and cost savings for systems by 2025.

For healthcare executives, the new offerings help save costs, improve technology utilization, and increase patient volumes. Clinicians also will benefit from intuitive workflows, improved diagnostic confidence and less rework, allowing them to devote more time for patients.

“Now, more than ever, clinicians face tremendous pressure to deliver optimal patient care and clinical outcomes with fewer resources,” said Kieran Murphy, President and CEO of GE Healthcare. “By integrating data, intelligent software applications, and smart devices, we’re enabling clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions to give them time with what matters most: their patients.”

Several of these new smart devices and intelligent applications were developed using Edison, GE Healthcare’s secure intelligence platform that helps both GE Healthcare developers and select strategic partners to design, develop, manage, secure and distribute advanced applications, services and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms quickly. The innovative solutions include:

AIR™ Recon DL3, an Edison application providing True Fidelity images, is a GE-first, deep- learning MRI reconstruction technology application designed to improve signal-to-noise and image sharpness and enable shorter scan times. This application was developed using a neural network trained on tens of thousands of images using GE’s Edison AI Platform.

Critical Care Suite is an industry-first, FDA cleared collection of AI algorithms embedded on a mobile X-ray device for triage. Built-in collaboration with clinical partners, using GE Healthcare’s Edison platform, the AI algorithms help reduce the turn-around time for radiologists to review a suspected pneumothorax, a type of collapsed lung. Additionally, Critical Care Suite’s quality AI algorithms help technologists reduce image quality errors and improve efficiency by simultaneously auto-rotating images as well as analyzing and flagging protocol and field of view errors on-device.

Edison™ Open AI Orchestrator is designed to orchestrate AI at scale for imaging workflows. The new Edison Open AI Orchestrator simplifies the implementation, deployment, support and scaling of multiple AI applications including from partners iCAD and MaxQ. Designed to seamlessly integrate clinical applications into the radiology PACS eading workflow, this offering reduces the complexity of multiple systems and algorithms working together that could lead to error and risk if implemented incorrectly.

Revolution™ Maxima with AI-Based Auto Positioning5 is a powerful, high performing and reliable CT that maximizes every step of the CT workflow, from referral to report. Enabled with AI-based Auto Positioning technology, Revolution Maxima uses real-time depth sensing technology to generate a 3D model of a patient’s body to pinpoint the center of the scan range and automatically align it to the isocenter of the bore. Altogether, it is designed to simplify, streamline and automate the entire CT experience for one-click, hands-free patient positioning.

OEC Touch for OEC Elite CFD features a new control panel located right on the C-arm. During a variety of clinical procedures, C-arm technicians often move back-and-forth between the C-arm. While these movements are necessary, they can disrupt the surgical flow and cause inefficiencies and block the surgeon’s view of the images during procedures. The new control panel, OEC Touch, is designed to eliminate the need to move to a separate workstation and reduce disruption during surgery.

Embo ASSIST6 with Virtual Injection is an Edison application designed to help clinicians perform complex embolization procedures It is designed to provide clinicians with an intuitive solution to support clinical decision-making and drive efficiency in the interventional suite.

Updates to GE Healthcare’s portfolio follow the launch of the Edison Developer Program which expands the Edison ecosystem to accelerate the adoption and impact of advanced applications and developer services across health systems. The Edison Developer Program helps healthcare providers gain easier access to market-ready algorithms and applications by directly integrating these technologies into existing workflows.

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