Technology and services at the frontline of healthcare
GE Healthcare has provided technology to Australian clinicians since 1974 when we sold our first CT to Sutherland Hospital.
We’ve come a long way since then. Our technology has taken quantum leaps with a portfolio that has grown to include CT’s, MRIs, X-Ray, mammography, ultrasound, clinical monitoring systems, digital imaging systems, data and analytics.
No other company in the world has the combination of our technology and R&D footprint. Globally we have a $6 billion strategy called Healthymagination that is designed to transform the world’s health by improving the quality, access and affordability of care.
Locally we have been taking steps to help ensure that vision becomes a reality. In 2010 GE Australia signed a five-year, $20 million strategic alliance with CSIRO with a portion of the funding focussed on research into the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. It aims to discover which biomarkers, cognitive characteristics, health and lifestyle factors determine subsequent development of symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2013 GE signed a 5 year agreement with SA Health and the South Australian Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) that will help support South Australian patients and clinicians with improved access to treatment, better education and advanced research. The agreement is going to help transform how we treat disease, empower communities to get healthier, and build a system that helps people live better lives.
- Advanced diagnostic oncology, including mammography
- Radiation imaging systems and advanced visualisation
Radiology and healthcare