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GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is committed to developing new products and improving current offerings to ensure the highest standards in patient care for billions of patients around the world. Today at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (#RSNA13) annual meeting, GE Healthcare built on that commitment with innovative offerings focused on improving the patient experience, such as dramatically reducing the noise from an MRI scanner with Silent Scan and allowing patients to customize their environment for a mammography with SensorySuite.
GE Healthcare’s Silent Scan revolutionizes MRI patient experience
“Quite a lot of things have changed in MR. But one thing that hadn’t changed until Silent Scan was an impactful reduction of scan noise,” said Dr. Alibek, associate professor of Radiology and head of radiology at MVZ Radiologie & Nuklearmedizin in Fürth, Germany. “I always ask patients, ‘How was your wide bore MR scan experience?’ Before Silent Scan, most said it was very spacious but extremely loud. I always answered the patients with, ‘Well, that’s physics, we can’t change that.’ So I didn’t believe it when I first heard, or didn’t hear, Silent Scan. If you’d like your patients to feel as comfortable as possible during MR scans, GE’s DV24.0 Continuum Pak with Silent Scan is enormously important.”
GE Healthcare MRI is showcasing Silent Scan, a revolutionary technology introduced last year that is designed to reduce MR scanner noise to near ambient (background) sound levels. Conventional MRI scanners can generate noise in excess of 110 decibels, roughly equivalent to rock concerts and requiring ear protection. GE’s exclusive Silent Scan technology is designed to reduce MR scanner noise to ambient (background) sound levels and improve a patient’s MRI exam experience. To hear for yourself,
“GE is putting patients first with Silent Scan,” said Richard Hausmann, president & CEO of GE Healthcare, MRI. “This is a major breakthrough for the industry and patients worldwide. We look forward to expanding Silent Scan to more sequences at this year’s RSNA.”