RSNA: GE shares CT portfolio, modality advances

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GE Healthcare (Booth 5533) is highlighting its CT portfolio, including dose reduction tools, and advances across its imaging portfolio at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 28 to Dec. 3.

The company is showing its Discovery CT750 HD with a new detector that enhances visualization of smaller structures. Image resolution has been improved by up to 33 percent for body scans and by up to 47 percent in the heart, GE touted. Discovery CT750 HD and Lightspeed VCT feature GE’s ASiR technology, which provides up to a 50 percent dose reduction across clinical areas.

The Innova interventional radiology suite includes Innova Vision, which overlays a 3D rotational X-ray, CT or MR image with a 2D fluoroscopic image to create a fused roadmapping display. It helps the physician advance guidewires, catheters, coils and devices by visualizing them on the 3D model, GE said. New options include Innova TrackVision, Innova with Blended Roadmap and Innova with Subtracted 3D.

GE is showing Discovery NM/CT 670, a hybrid imaging platform that combines a newly designed SPECT gantry for nuclear medicine detectors and its BrightSpeed Elite 16-slice CT.

The 1.5T Optima MR450w, a 70cm whole-body MRI scanner, will be featured with Continuum Pak 22.0 , a clinical applications package. The 1.5T extremity MR system provides easier siting and improved patient comfort and produces images comparable to whole-body 1.5T MR systems, GE said. Clinical tools include PROPELLER 3.0, which combats patient motion and reduces susceptibility artifacts; Inhance 2.0, a suite of non-contrast MR angiography techniques and MR-Touch based on Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE).

GE is debuting Centricity PACS 3.2, which offers integration with Centricity Enterprise Archive 4.0 and Centricity Precision Reporting. Additionally, Centricity PACS 3.2  includes support of (optional) enhancements to the web-based diagnostic viewer, Centricity PACS Web Diagnostic (Web DX 2.0) offering embedded MIP/MPR; AW Server, 3D advanced clinical applications for areas such as cardiology and oncology and server virtualization using VMware.

The company is sharing LOGIQ E9 ultrasound, a 4D platform; Voluson E8 ultrasound, which provides high-resolution volume imaging; Venue 40, a miniaturized ultrasound platform and Vscan, a visualization tool developed to provide physicians with imaging capabilities at the point-of-care.