Advocate Health Care and GE Healthcare Join to Further Reduce Patient CT Radiation Dose
9/6/2012 9:56:16 AM
OAK BROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advocate Health Care, one of the nation's top health systems and the largest integrated health care system in the state of Illinois, and GE Healthcare, a national leader in low dose, high performance imaging, today announced a joint effort to help further reduce radiation dose in Computed Tomography (CT). The goal is to optimize care for patients needing imaging procedures and reduce radiation where possible without adversely impacting image quality. It’s one of the first announcements of the GE Blueprint for low dose, a comprehensive campaign in which GE Healthcare is working alongside leading U.S. health systems to further reduce radiation dose in CT imaging. Leaders from Advocate and GE Healthcare unveiled the Advocate-based GE Blueprint for low dose today during an event at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.