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University Of Wisconsin To License Their Clinically Developed, Dose-optimized CT Scan Protocols To GE Healthcare

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Today at RSNA 2012, GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) continued to lead the way in dose-reduction offerings with the announcement of a first-of-its-kind agreement with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health with the purpose of providing physicians with more tools to optimize radiation dose, take clinically-useful images, and potentially reduce the frequency of repeat Computed Tomography (CT) scans. Clinical professionals at the School of Medicine and Public Health, a recognized leader in lower-dose CT imaging, will develop a suite of protocols, which will be regularly updated and improved, and GE Healthcare will make them available, along with GE Healthcare reference protocols, to better serve its customers. GE Healthcare and the University of Wisconsin also plan to make these protocols available to users of many of GE Healthcare’s current CT systems.

“We are excited to share our protocols with current and future GE Healthcare CT users,” said Dr. Myron Pozniak, Professor of Radiology and Chief of the Section of Abdominal CT, UW-Madison. “At the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, we’ve built a rigorous process for protocol development and quality control, and these protocols will be the result of that process.”

The protocols are being designed and optimized for multiple, very specific, clinical applications. Within each clinical application, the UW team plans to develop several protocols for patients of different sizes ranging from small children to large adults. The agreement also calls for the School of Medicine and Public Health to continue to develop and improve the protocols so that end users would receive regular updates as improvements are made.

“We see this agreement as providing the option for our customers to have another comprehensive, robust set of protocols, which are developed by a recognized clinical leader in lower-dose CT imaging, available when their new GE Healthcare CT system is delivered,” said Steve Gray, vice president and general manager of GE Healthcare’s CT and Advantage Workstation businesses. “To know that these new protocols are being developed by a top-notch CT imaging program, and that they can expect to receive updates as the University of Wisconsin continuously improves them, we think is a big advantage and potential time saver for our customers.”

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