GE Global Research Working to Improve Access to Prenatal Care  
11/2/2009 10:10:55 AM

NISKAYUNA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the quest to expand access to high quality prenatal care to communities with limited healthcare services, GE Global Research, the technology development arm for the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), has been awarded a two-year, $1.2 million project under the federal stimulus program from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a low-cost transducer for portable ultrasound systems that maintains the highest degree of image quality. The transducer is the device placed on the abdomen of an expectant mom, which transmits and receives signals that generate real-time images of activity inside the womb.