GE Healthcare’s newly integrated deep learning solution will improve accuracy for radiation oncology treatment

US – GE Healthcare will integrate Spectronic Medical AB’s, a Swedish based med tech company, AI-based software into AIR Recon Deep Learning (DL) technology in a bid to improve cancer treatment with precise planning. This AI solution, in combination with GE Healthcare’s industry leading AIR Recon DL technology, enables MR-only based radiotherapy planning for better soft tissue differentiation than traditional CT, so clinicians can better direct radiotherapy. The solution will provide high quality images to precisely target lesions while sparing healthy tissue that around 60% of cancer patients need in…

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GE Healthcare’s serena bright now in five major hospitals across the United States

US – GE Healthcare, a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator, has installed Serena Bright, the industry’s first contrast-guided biopsy solution, helping empower clinicians and patients in their fight against breast cancer, in five hospitals across the United States (US). The technology received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance in May 2020, will allow patients to have their breast biopsy exams with contrast guidance using the same mammography equipment, in the same room, and with the same staff as the screening or diagnostic mammogram. Among others, Serena…

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GE Healthcare partners Ministry of Health of DRC in efforts to help fight COVID-19

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO – GE Healthcare, a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator, has announced a partnership with the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo to deliver mobile X-ray units and ECG machines to help efforts to fight COVID-19. The essential medical equipment will play an important role in supporting the diagnosis and the management of COVID-19, in a country where access to medical technology is extremely limited. However, the country has made measurable progress in recent years, due to improved leadership, coordination and…

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Five artificial intelligence-led startups selected by GE Healthcare and Warya for accelerator program

UK – Five HealthTech start-ups have officially become the first cohort of the Edison Accelerator, a healthcare start-up and scale-up acceleration programme designed by GE Healthcare in partnership with innovation organization Wayra UK. The start-ups all focus on applying AI to augment medical imaging, improve oncology care and improve the patient experience. Estimates suggest that over 400,000 European lives could be saved annually through the application of AI in healthcare, and could free up 1.8 billion hours of clinicians’ time to focus on what matters most; the patient. The selected…

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Peter Arduini appointed president and Chief Executive Officer of GE healthcare

US – GE has appointment of Peter Arduini as president and Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare effective January 3, 2022. Arduini will succeed Kieran Murphy who will continue to serve in his current role until the end of 2021 after which he will serve as a strategic advisor to GE before retiring from the Company. Arduini joins GE from Integra LifeScience where he has served as president and CEO since January 2012. Under his leadership, the Integra LifeSciences portfolio has evolved significantly to a faster growing and more profitable…

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The global mobile health and fitness sensor market expected to grow to $7.7 billion

USA – The global mobile health and fitness sensor market is expected to reach an estimated $7.7 billion by 2026, according to Reportlinker, a tech company that uses artificial intelligence to deliver market data and forecasts and thus help research, business development or marketing strategy. Mobile health (mHealth) is the monitoring and sharing of health information via mobile technology such as wearables and health tracking apps. The use of mobile devices and wireless technology to monitor symptoms and deliver care allows physicians to make diagnoses quicker and with fewer errors.…

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GE healthcare showcase their new innovations at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s (SNMMI) 2021 summer conference

US – GE Healthcare showcased a new molecular imaging products and solutions as well as new opportunities to expand access to radioactive tracers and other pharmaceutical imaging agents during the SNMMI 2021 summer conference. This increase in access to the latest and most innovative precision diagnostics and radiopharmaceuticals, particularly with recent FDA clearances of critical new therapies, can provide clinicians unique opportunities to make personalized care decisions and treatment response assessments that may help improve patient outcomes. As an example, GE Healthcare is doubling its U.S. distribution footprint of Vizamyl…

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Decline in health tech momentum even as investors plunge deeper into funding rounds

INDONESIA – Preliminary data on investments in health tech startups in Southeast Asia suggests a slowing momentum this year even as major players continue to pull more funds. One of the largest telemedicine providers in the region, Alodokter, has announced its latest funding round backed by MDI Ventures, the investment arm of Indonesia’s Telkom Group, and Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. Last month, its fiercest rival in Indonesia, Halodoc, announced an $80 million round led by local conglomerate Astra International and joined by Singapore’s Temasek Holdings. Halodoc has raised at least…

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GE healthcare and the American College of Cardiology collaborate to incorporate artificial intelligence in cardiac care

US – GE Healthcare is collaborating with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) through support of and participation in the ACC’s Applied Health Innovation Consortium for the purpose of building a roadmap for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital technology in cardiology and developing new strategies for improved health outcomes. The Consortium brings together academic, clinical, industry and technology partners and patient advocates, to collaborate in the digital transformation of healthcare and achieve trust in the development of clinical evidence and guidance. GE Healthcare will lend its unique perspective as a…

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GE Healthcare supports Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre with new equipments

NIGERIA – GE Healthcare has completed the delivery and installation of advanced radiology and radio pharmacy equipment to support the Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital, Nigeria’s first fully equipped private oncology centre, which will accelerate diagnostic care for cancer. Founded by renowned physician Dr. Modupe Elebute-Odunsi and her financier husband, Bolaji Odunsi, MRCC combines the highest standard of care with the latest treatments and technology in comfortable surroundings designed to promote healing.  The clinically trained members of the founding team all qualified from medical colleges in Nigeria and completed postgraduate…

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