GE Healthcare unveils new applications and smart devices built on “Edison”

Nov. 27, 2018

GE Healthcare announced new applications and smart devices built on Edison—a platform that helps accelerate the development and adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and empower providers to deliver faster, more precise care. Edison is part of GE Healthcare’s $1 billion and growing Digital portfolio and will serve as a “digital thread” for its existing AI partnerships and products. Clinical partners will use Edison to develop algorithms, and technology partners will work with GE Healthcare to bring the latest advancements in data processing to Edison applications and smart devices.

The healthcare AI market will reach $6.6 billion in 2021, and 39% of healthcare provider executives say that they’re investing in AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics. Appreciating the technology’s potential, GE Healthcare is presenting the following Edison applications and Edison-powered devices at the 104th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

  • AIRx is an AI-based, automated workflow tool for MRI brain scanning designed to increase consistency and productivity. AIRx is designed to provide automated slice prescriptions to help reduce previously redundant, manual steps. AIRx is intended to produce images that have less variability between technologists and between scans, to help lower the chances for a patient to be recalled due to incorrect slice placement.
  • Critical Care Suite on Optima XR240amx is designed to identify cases with the critical condition of pneumothorax at the point-of-care to enable prioritization of image review. Critical Care Suite will employ a suite of AI algorithms, such as pneumothorax detection, designed to identify this potentially life-threatening condition in chest X-Rays with high accuracy (>0.95 AUC).
  • CT Smart Subscription provides continuous access to the latest CT software, extending the lifecycle of the device and making it more valuable over time. Applications can be selected based on a hospital or health system’s needs, with options ranging from intracranial hemorrhage and stroke detection to routine dose reduction and optimization to cardiac function assessment.
  • Automated Lesion Segmentation on LOGIQ E10 increases productivity through automation. Ultrasound users experience significant ergonomic challenges due to repetitive exam steps. Automated Lesion Segmentation helps eliminate the need for the user to measure lesions manually, by segmenting an identified breast, thyroid, or liver lesion and automatically providing a trace of the lesion and corresponding area.

Edison also offers a service that allows data to be traced during the development of an algorithm. This tool, which reflects GE Healthcare’s commitment to safe, ethical, and effective use of AI, could boost clinicians’ trust in the technology and radically simplify a developer’s ability to create compliant AI applications.

GE Healthcare is showcasing its Edison applications and Edison-powered devices at RSNA in the North Hall, Booth 7334.

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