GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) announced today that it introduced the AMX Navigate next-generation portable, digital X-ray system.
AMX Navigate includes what GE Healthcare touts as a first-of-its-kind, power-assisted free-motion telescoping column designed to reduce lift force by up to 70% and decrease technologist injury, according to a news release.
Additionally, the platform includes new workflow solutions, including “Zero Click Exam,” all designed to increase efficiency through automated workflow and a reduction in user interface interactions. It includes a barcode reader to match the patient to the worklist and an auto protocol assist feature that automatically selects the correct protocol for the patient.
While those features eliminate user clicks, the platform also integrates GE Healthcare’s QuickEnhance one-touch reprocessing for line visualization and AutoGrid to improve image turnaround time without compromising image quality with image processing time registering under 10 seconds.
“No one is more familiar with the ins and outs of X-ray imaging than technologists,” GE Healthcare GM of mobile X-ray & artificial intelligence Katelyn Nye said in the release. “That’s why we worked closely with them to design new features focused on removing the stress and strain of the technologist’s everyday workflow – from the positioning of a portable X-ray for an exam, to its overall maneuverability from the emergency room to the operating room to the patient’s bedside. Already, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – with many X-ray technologists saying our new system addresses their core needs unlike ever before.”