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GE Healthcare Surpasses 500th Installation of Mobile X-ray Platform in the US

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 10:07am
The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) announced over 500 installations in the United States of its Optima* XR220amx and Optima XR200amx mobile x-ray systems. Globally the company has installed over 800 units. Designed to provide healthcare professionals with immediate access to digital x-ray imaging capability throughout the hospital at the point of patient care, these systems build on GE’s innovative medical imaging legacy and long-standing AMX mobile x-ray portfolio.

Mobile x-ray is designed for use when it may not be safe or practical to move a patient from his or her bed to the radiology department. Specifically, GE Healthcare’s Optima XR220amx is built to bring digital x-ray directly to the patient in the emergency room, intensive care unit and other clinical settings, in a seamless workflow without compromising on what is available in the radiology department: trusted reliability with great uptime, smart power management, full wireless integration to the RIS and PACS and proven image quality provided with GE’s unique FlashPad* wireless digital detector.

Since product launch and in the US alone, there have been over 500 installations of GE’s latest AMX 200 Series mobile X-Ray platform. GE is a pioneer in X-ray with a strong legacy of 18,000 mobile systems installed worldwide. GE Healthcare’s latest AMX 200 Series Mobile X-ray Platform is the result of years of research and development in addition to intensive testing to deliver a workhorse product that provides an optimized wireless and mobile workflow helping enhance the radiology department’s efficiency and patient care. Engineered to be smaller and more powerful than its predecessors, the Optima XR220amx is intuitively designed around the user for simplified, uninterrupted workflow and ease of patient positioning, with added storage features and improved ergonomics.

“The decision to move to a digital platform was of critical importance to us. We are impressed with how easy the system is to operate, the intuitive touchscreen controls and the positive impact to department efficiency. We are now able to provide exceptional digital images to our radiologists within minutes of leaving the patient bedside,” said Bunnie Authement, Chief Radiologic Technologist, Terrebonne General Medical Center, Houma La.

“GE Healthcare has been a leader in X-Ray for over a century. Achieving over 800 installations globally of our latest mobile platform, is another example of our leadership in this field. By the end of this year we hope to have doubled the number of customers who are using our mobile solutions to deliver better health to more people around the world,” concluded Hooman Hakami, President & CEO, Detection & Guidance Solutions (DGS), GE Healthcare.

* Trademark of General Electric Company

About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.

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