News | June 30, 2008

GE Healthcare Supplying Olympics with Imaging Equipment

July 1, 2008 - GE Healthcare is working with medical leaders in the Olympic movement to advance the use of innovative medical imaging technologies to provide insight into athlete health, as well as benefits for the general public.

The company will supply a broad array of medical technologies, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and electrocardiogram (ECG) to the Olympic Village General Hospital. In addition, three national olympic committees, including China, U.S. and Spain, and two sports federations will use GE Healthcare’s compact ultrasound technology, said the company.

These technologies will assess the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health of Olympic athletes before, during and after GE Healthcare will equip the Olympic Village General Hospital, which will offer comprehensive healthcare for all Olympic athletes and officials, with 308 MAC 1200 ECGs for use at Olympic venue sites. Additionally, the hospital will be equipped with the only five ultrasound systems and two MRI systems available at the Beijing Games.

For more information: www.gehealthcare.com

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