News | August 29, 2006

GE Grows Ultrasound Business to $671 Million

Since the beginning of 2006, GE Healthcare’s global ultrasound business has generated $671 million in sales -- a 15 percent increase from 2005. This continues a ten-year trend of double digit growth for ultrasound. The company attributes the success to their strategic focus on ultrasound, investment in expanding services and the introduction of compact and volume ultrasound systems.
“In the past 12 months, we’ve introduced breakthroughs to expand ultrasound’s clinical applications and efficiency in traditional diagnostic settings, while at the same time bringing truly high-performance, portable ultrasound to point of care in new clinical settings such as operating rooms and emergency departments,” stated Omar Ishrak, president and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Clinical Systems business unit.

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