GE Blueprint for Low Dose Empowers Healthcare Providers to Lower Patient Exposure, Impact Patient Care
GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt announced the GE Blueprint for low dose.
GE Blueprint for low dose is aimed at reducing radiation dose whilst maintaining diagnostic image clarity in Computed Tomography (CT) and other advanced imaging procedures.
GE has a long history with advanced medical imaging. From Thomas Edison working to improve X-ray technology more than 115 years ago, to the 2011 announcement of over $800 million in low-dose technologies and solutions investment over 15 years, GE Healthcare has always been at the forefront of helping physicians accurately diagnose patients.
GE’s continued efforts and leadership are embodied by the GE Blueprint for low dose – an important and unprecedented commitment to help address one of the foremost concerns in medical imaging: reducing radiation dose while maintaining diagnostic image clarity in Computed Tomography (CT) and other advanced imaging procedures.
Joining leaders from New York-area North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (North Shore-LIJ), GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt announced the GE Blueprint for low dose - with the aim of working together to continue to reduce radiation dose in CT procedures. Specifically, the GE Blueprint for low dose involves GE Healthcare engaging with North Shore-LIJ and other leading U.S. health systems, representing 3,500 hospitals serving 70 percent of all U.S. admissions, with the goal of helping them further reduce average patient exposure to radiation dose in imaging procedures at their facilities by up to 50 percent.*
GE Blueprint is a commitment and an approach that recognizes that the best technology, the best protocols and the best training can lead to better care for more patients. GE’s trained “Low Dose Architects” can help develop tailor-made, end-to-end dose management programs to help providers ensure the lowest possible radiation dose without compromising imaging. Helping physicians manage radiation dose makes the GE Blueprint for low dose yet another avenue for GE’s healthymagination vision. Download the event pictures here
For more information on GE Blueprint, please visit http://www.gehealthcare.com/GEBlueprint.
*GE Blueprint’s goal is to work with healthcare providers to reduce their average patient exposure by up to 50 percent, based on longitudinal tracking of average dose. The dose reduction goal is the result of a comprehensive program covering a full array of dose reduction principles. It is not solely based on equipment features. Individual site achievement will vary and any percentage reduction is dependent on the initial baseline for that site. In all cases diagnostic image quality must be maintained.
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