We proud to be the first CT manufacturer with an indication for low dose CT lung cancer screening.3,4 Using qualified GE CT scanners and our new low dose CT lung cancer screening protocols, you can increase early detection in high risk patients and help prevent a substantial number of lung cancer related deaths.5
Implementing a low dose CT lung cancer screening program gives you the ability to change lives in your patient community but also has the potential to dramatically increase the demands of your radiology department and beyond.
Dose Management is about more than just low dose devices.
To deliver quality diagnostic care with the lowest possible radiation dose, GE Healthcare knows smart dose technologies need to be part of an integrated program of evidence based practices, supported by the collaborative efforts of the entire imaging team. It starts with a strategy, and we can help you get there.
Our GE Blueprint Program can provide you with insights and suggestions for integrating your leadership, practices and technologies into an effective, high performance radiation management program. Measure your practices, fix the issues, and build a plan to help enable end to end optimization. Learn more about Blueprint >>
Developing, optimizing and managing protocols can be a time consuming and expensive task for you. Which is why we looked to the clinical professionals at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health for protocols optimized for GE CT systems. Included with many new system installations and also available for some current GE users, UW Madison protocols include 70 clinical applications for adults and pediatrics. With up to three patient size optimized protocols for each adult application and up to five for each pediatric application, this extensive set of protocols number over 180 total. Contact your GE sales representative to find out if the UW Madison protocols are available for your system. Learn more about the UW Madison protocol project.
CT Smart Dose TechnologiesBetter patient care, improved efficiency, expanded applications. Smart Technologies is a suite of intelligent CT tools designed to help you achieve these goals, delivering diagnostic confidence with lower levels of radiation4.
Our Smart Dose Technologies are designed to help you acquire high quality images using lower doses of radiation, contributing to more accurate diagnoses and lower exposures for patients. Learn more about Smart Dose technologies >>
4. Not all Smart Technologies are available on all products. Ask a GE Healthcare sales representative for details.
Is your CT system MITA Smart Dose Compliant?
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Medical Imaging Technology Alliance (MITA) continues its dose reduction effort with the approval of MITA Smart Dose, a standard that offers healthcare providers an additional tool to optimize and manage dose in CT scanning.
Several attributes of CT equipment help physicians and technologists optimize and manage dose. The MITA Smart Dose standard, also known as NEMA XR 29 2013, bundles four of these important features to ensure that compliant equipment produces high quality diagnostic images while supporting patient safety. They are:
DICOM Dose Structured Reporting, which enables recording of post exam dose information in a standardized electronic format. This information can be included in the patient record, promoting the establishment of diagnostic reference levels, as well as facility dose management and quality assurance.