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GE Healthcare showcases innovations and healthymagination at the SMFM 30th Annual Meeting

February 3, 2010

Voluson E8, Voluson i and ViewPoint highlight company focus on women’s healthcare

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 1, 2010 ― GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), is committed to providing solutions for women’s healthcare providers. Its lineup of products being showcased at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 30th Annual Meeting in Chicago (February 4-5) highlights that commitment through advanced image quality to aid in advanced diagnostics, and automation tools to help shorten exam times and improve overall workflow.

These attributes align with GE’s new healthymagination strategy to bring better health to more people by reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality. Many of the products on display are healthymagination validated by Oxford Analytica, an independent research company.

One of the products on exhibit at GE Healthcare’s booth (#800) is the premium Voluson E8® ultrasound, which was healthymagination validated because its automated technologies are designed to help clinicians reduce manual tasks during ultrasound examinations, which can help significantly reduce exam time, bring down costs and improve patient care. Its new dynamic rendering engine provides innovative, next-generation 3D images, and when coupled with the RM6C matrix convex transducer, provides high-resolution volume imaging for detailed and advanced views of anatomies. The harmonization between the Voluson platform, dynamic rendering engine and enhanced transducers results in advanced image quality and seamless operation. 

“The Voluson E8 is a perfect example of GE’s healthymagination promise to reduce costs and improve quality for the healthcare industry,” said Karl-Heinz Lumpi, general manager, GE Healthcare Women’s Health and Specialty Ultrasound. “It’s also a natural fit for the SMFM 30th Annual Meeting because it reinforces GE Healthcare’s commitment to improve ultrasound products to benefit women’s health clinicians and patient care worldwide.”

Other products on display include:

Voluson i -  a premium compact system, which provides console-quality performance in a portable package. The Voluson Station features an advanced design giving clinicians the ability to transform the Voluson i compact into a cart-based system.

ViewPoint – an ultrasound reporting and image management software solution which helps streamline workflow and improve service quality for practices of all sizes. A key new feature in this release is cluster server support giving users the ability to run two separate servers simultaneously, increasing availability and decreasing downtime. Users also will appreciate the new fetal echocardiography measurement transfer from the Voluson E-Series systems, and ViewPoint’s updated 4D view application with its new and improved post processing features.

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our "healthymagination" vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at




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