GE Healthcare technology to be used during Olympics
21 June 2012 13:55 in Medical Company Product News
GE Healthcare has revealed the wide range of technology it will be supplying to help care for athletes during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
A variety of imaging innovations - including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, X-ray, electrocardiogram, IT and monitoring equipment - will be installed at the main Polyclinic at the Athletes' Village in Stratford.
Among them will be a GE Discovery MR750w wide-bore 3T MRI scanner, an Optima MR450w wide-bore 1.5T MRI system, a Discovery XR656 wireless digital X-ray device and a Centricity RIS/PACS system for imaging data storage.
The equipment will be accessible to the 16,000 athletes and team officials staying in the village during the Olympics, as well as the 6,200 competitors and officials involved in the Paralympic Games.
John Dineen, chief executive officer of GE Healthcare, said: "In line with GE's healthymagination vision and its commitment to sports medicine, these technologies will provide insight into athlete health, as well as offering wider benefits for the general public."
Earlier this month, GE Healthcare and Microsoft launched a new joint venture called Caradigm, which is dedicated to developing the use of real-time intelligence in healthcare systems.
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