General Electric's Health Unit Bets on New Medical Imaging Era

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General Electric (GE) - Get Report unit GE Healthcare has acquired Swedish startup Prismatic Sensors, a company that specializes in photon-counting detectors that it says will dramatically improve body-scan imaging.

GE said it will apply Prismatic Sensors’ technology, called PCCT, or Deep Silicon Detectors, that uses silicon and other materials to allow for more advanced medical imaging and diagnoses in the areas of oncology, cardiology, neurology, and more.

Deep Silicon has the promise to further expand the clinical capabilities of traditional CT, including the visualization of minute details of organ structures, improved tissue characterization, more accurate material density measurement and lower radiation dose, GE Healthcare said.

Silicon-based detectors will enable “superior spectral resolution without compromising on count rate or spatial resolution,” the companies said.

Prismatic Sensors was established in 2012 as a spinoff from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. GE Healthcare has held a minority position in the company sine 2017.

The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to close in January 2021.

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