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GE Healthcare introduces its latest surgical imaging technology in Viet Duc Hospital

August 04, 2012

OEC 9900 MD Mini Cath Lab enhances access to cardiovascular interventional procedures in local hospital

Hanoi, Vietnam -- August 4, 2012 -- GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), today collaborated with Viet Duc Hospital to organize a Cardiovascular Interventional Workshop at Viet-Duc Hospital, Hanoi. The workshop was held with the intention of creating a platform for enhancing access to cardiovascular interventional procedures and reducing the cost of care. The timing of the workshop was to coincide with the introduction of the "GE OEC 9900 MD Mini Cath Lab", GE Healthcare's latest surgical imaging technology, to the hospital.

Associate Professor/Doctor Nguyen Tien Quyet, Director of Viet Duc Hospital; Professor/Doctor Nguyen Huu Uoc, Head of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department at Viet Duc Hospital; Mr. Sandeep Chalke, VP, Global Growth, GE Healthcare - Surgery; and many other cardiovascular experts participated in the workshop. They lectured on cardiovascular achievements in Vietnam and evaluated the features of the "Mini Cath Lab" for cardiovascular imaging. Additionally, there were live sessions in operating rooms, featuring the application of GE's equipment.

The "OEC 9900 MD Mini Cath Lab" is a premium digital mobile imaging system, which delivers images of quality and versatility, and addresses a wide range of clinical, surgical and vascular application in any interventional setting.

"This workshop underlines GE's commitment to helping Vietnam hospitals deliver a better quality of care to patients," Mr Chalke said.

The "OEC 9900 MD Mini Cathlab" was made available for demonstration to Viet Duc Hospital on August 1. Local doctors had the chance to attend training sessions on the equipment given by GE for 3 days.

"As a leader in cardiovascular care in Vietnam, we always strive to improve our expertise and equip ourselves with the latest technology.", Professor/Doctor Nguyen Huu Uoc shared.

The introduction of the OEC Mobile C-arm is an example of GE's global"healthymagination" initiative. The programme, which GE has committed $6 billion to, aims to provide better healthcare through innovation that lowers costs, increases access to care and improves the quality of the healthcare itself. The new imaging equipment is part of the programme and comes with features that maximize patient throughput and staff productivity. The"healthymagination"initiative was started only 2 years ago but significant progress has already been made by governments, NGOs and medical professionals to advance healthcare in both developed and developing markets.

GE is committed to helping the government and medical professionals deliver quality health care to Vietnam, where limited resources, a shortage in skilled health workers and poor infrastructure, especially in remote areas, continue to pose a problem.

About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our "healthymagination" vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at

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