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This week, GE Healthcare introduced more than 25 new radiology innovations at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago. Explore the depth and breadth with which radiology enables us to see inside the human body and the technology establishing new ways for clinicians to diagnose patients.
Enter the algorithm
Only three percent of radiologists are experts in reading pediatric MRI scans, often leaving children outside of major metropolitan areas at greater risk of misdiagnoses. GE Healthcare and Boston Children’s Hospital are working to co-create a tool which would be an algorithm that could make it easier for non-specialists to determine what’s normal or not in a child’s brain. At the core of this collaboration is the creation of a pediatric MRI image database and in the future, the team envisions a machine-learning algorithm that helps to read and analyze the images within it.READ MORE
Addressing the pain and anxiety caused by mammograms: Senographe PristinaTM
Anxiety is a major hurdle for women receiving a mammogram. Some skip the procedure altogether, decreasing the chance of early detection when cancer is most treatable. Others who do schedule an appointment may be so anxious during the exam that they tense and contract muscles, creating image deficiencies and challenges for technologists. Pristina is a first-of-its-kind system that gives the power back to the patient. The system offers self-compression*, so women can take control during the exam. It adapts to the patient's body, applying consistent compression of the breast. Increased patient comfort helps technologists capture better images, leading to improved diagnostic confidence.
*Self-compression device is 510(k) pending at FDA. Not available for sale in the U.S.READ MORE
ViosWorks: Our Goal is One-Click Cardiac MR
Cardiac MR is traditionally difficult and time-consuming. Contouring vessels and ventricles from cardiac MRI images can take over an hour when performed manually. By leveraging deep learning, cardiac contouring can be completed in seconds. This technology produces a complex model with millions of features derived from expertly annotated cases. As datasets are added, deep learning is optimized. With the knowledge that deep learning provides, every user can obtain quantified cardiac images in seconds. Powered by the cloud-based Arterys platform, ViosWorks has the potential to turn manual and arduous cardiac post-processing into a simple click for quicker treatment decisions and improved patient care.READ MORE
LOGIQ™ E9 with Liver Contrast
Approximately, 30 million people in the U.S. have some form of liver disease. Last month, GE Healthcare's LOGIQ™ E9 became the most shipped premium ultrasound system in history with the delivery of the 17,000th unit. Now, with recent FDA clearance of contrast agent imaging for adult and pediatric focal liver lesions in the U.S., clinicians can ‘light up’ the liver to diagnose patients with even more confidence, increasing efficiency and potentially reducing the number of scans performed on a patient. It's a win-win! Using contrast-enhanced ultrasound, liver lesion characterization is proven by users globally, allowing GE to share our experience from around the world.READ MORE
OEC Elite™ MiniView™
Of the 206 bones in the human body, more than half are in the hands and feet, which means clinicians need complete confidence in their clinical images during limb extremity procedures. GE Healthcare's OEC Elite™ MiniView™ offers just that. This new mobile mini C-arm arcs around a patient's extremities to capture high-definition images with low dose. Its exclusive feature, SmartLock, helps reduce drift concerns, a common distraction and frustration in the operating room, by locking the C-arm in place with the touch of one button to improve the physician’s experience.