GE opens MR application academy in Shanghai

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Multimodality healthcare product and informatics developer GE Healthcare reported that it has as co-founded and opened China’s first MR Application Academy in Shanghai with the Chinese Society of Radiology and the Chinese Society of Imaging Technology. The new China MR Application Academy will provide a platform to help meet the demand for training brought on by the rapid adoption of MR technology throughout China, according to the Chalfont St. Giles, U.K.-based GE.

The company said that the academy will focus on advancing MR clinical application in China and promote research utilizing the technique. In addition, attention will be paid to MR applications among the Chinese research and academic community, teaching hospitals, medical schools and universities. The academy will also provide professional training for MRI technicians, physicians and research scientists.

The academy is located at the GE China Technology Center, which comprises the MR Education Center China, the Sino-US MR Physics Center, and the Sino-US MR Molecular Imaging Center.