GE Healthcare on April 23 introduced in Vietnam a CT scanner in its Revolution family of CT scanners, designed to be more affordable than previous generation systems.
The new system aims to reduce the typical trade-offs between quality and affordability, and at macro level, opens the door to a host of modern technologies, including decreased electricity consumption.
Purposely designed to help deliver higher quality results with more consistency and speed (up to twenty-eight percent faster), the new scanner enables caregivers to make the most informed diagnoses possible.
The portfolio introduces Clarity panel detector, exclusively developed for this product to improve image resolution, along with Smart Dose technologies to lower radiation dose by up to 36 per cent while preserving high image quality. This new scanner also equipped with essential and advanced application such as: 3D visualisation, Fly-through, Vascular Imaging, CT Colonography, CT Dental and CT Perfusion. It hosts an efficient digital workflow and a user interface that are easy to learn and use for even a new user.
Over the last half century, out of the many medical equipment inventions that have successfully helped to improve health care access to patients and increase life expectancy, the CT scanner is arguably one of the most valuable diagnostic imaging tools. However, millions of patients around the world are still waiting to receive the standard of care that they need in an affordable way.
In a seminar in April 2015, the Ministry of Health stated that Vietnam was suffering from a shortage of necessary medical devices. The hospitals at district levels are equipped with only 20 per cent to 50 per cent of required technologies, leading to inadequate devices at commune level clinics and volume overload in patients at central hospitals.
“This new system is about innovating for affordability and defining solutions that deliver high quality diagnostic CT solutions in the most challenging healthcare markets. We hope the value of this new CT scanner will help improve access for Vietnamese patients across the country to quality diagnosis and treatment of disease,” said Vu Duc Nhat, sales manager of Diagnostic Imaging at GE Healthcare.
GE was one of the first American companies established in Vietnam in 1993, even before the US embargo was lifted. GE first set up a representative office in Hanoi that year, and another subsequently in Ho Chi Minh City in 2001, working in partnership with local organisations. In 2003, GE established GE Vietnam Ltd., a 100 per cent GE capital investment that offers a wide range of after-sales services for medical, electrical and energy equipment.