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GE Healthcare receives FDA Clearance for AI-powered X-ray device

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The device will help to reduce the turn-around time it can take for radiologists to review a suspected pneumothorax

GE Healthcare has recently received Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) clearance of Critical Care Suite, a collection of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms embedded on a mobile X-ray device. Built in collaboration with UC San Francisco (UCSF), using GE Healthcare’s Edison platform, the AI algorithms help to reduce the turn-around time it can take for radiologists to review a suspected pneumothorax, a type of collapsed lung.

Kieran Murphy, President and CEO, GE Healthcare said, “By integrating AI into every aspect of care, we will ultimately improve patient outcomes, reduce waste and inefficiencies, and eliminate costly errors. Critical Care Suite is just the beginning.”

Dr Rachael Callcut, Associate Professor of Surgery at UCSF, a surgeon at UCSF Health and Director of Data Science for the Center for Digital Health Innovation, who partnered in the development of Critical Care Suite said, “When a patient X-ray is taken, the minutes and hours it takes to process and interpret the image can impact the outcome in either direction. AI gives us an opportunity to speed up diagnosis, and change the way we care for patients, which could ultimately save lives and improve outcomes.”

Additional partners in the development of Critical Care Suite include St Luke’s University Health Network, Humber River Hospital and CARING – Mahajan Imaging – India.

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