GE introduces tumor visualization technology at ESTRO

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GE Healthcare showcased its new tumor visualization and radiation therapy planning technology last week at the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) 29th annual meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

The company introduced new CT systems: Discovery CT590 RT and Optima CT580. Discovery provides soft tissue visualization and reduces image noise and contrast resolution via adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction for lesion contouring and targeting, and the wide-bore Optima, designed for radiotherapy simulation, can be integrated with treatment planning systems and provides the image quality needed for intensity modulated radiation therapy and conformal therapy, GE stated. 

In addition to CT systems, GE also showcased its MR scanner for radiation therapy planning, the Optima MR450w. According to the company, the technology can facilitate tumor targeting in the neck, head and pelvis and offers more accurate patient positioning.