GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) today unveiled its Revolution Apex computed tomography (CT) platform with built-in scalability.
Revolution Apex was designed with onsite CT detector upgrades from 40 mm to 80 mm or 160 mm detector coverage, all without replacing the gantry. The goal is to help radiology departments to better stay ahead of the technology curve, the company said in a news release.
The platform was introduced by GE Healthcare at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2021 Annual Meeting in Chicago today.
GE Healthcare’s new modular CT system to enable hardware scalability so radiology departments and healthcare facilities can add service lines to accommodate evolving patient needs, minimizing technology obsolescence and optimizing clinical capabilities. It can also be seamlessly upgraded without learning a new user interface.
Operational efficiency was at the forefront of Revolution Apex’s development, as GE Healthcare designed Effortless Workflow, which uses AI technologies to automate much of the workflow from pre-scan to post-scan. The platform can also produce high-quality CT images at the lowest possible radiation dose with the TrueFidelity deep learning image reconstruction platform.
Revolution Apex also has GE Healthcare’s patented Quantix X-ray tube for providing the output necessary to comfortably image all anatomies regardless of patient size without compromising image quality.
“Given the volatility of today’s healthcare environment, it makes sense to have a system that is scalable to meet today and tomorrow’s evolving CT needs,” GE Healthcare President & CEO of Molecular Imaging & Computed Tomography Jean-Luc Procaccini said in the release. “Understanding that healthcare systems are challenged to keep up to date with the latest cutting-edge CT technologies, we developed a new modular solution that can grow with healthcare systems – so they have what they need, when they need it. Altogether, we are incredibly proud of our Revolution Apex platform and are thrilled with the feedback we have received on its performance and usefulness.”