26 Sep GE Healthcare to assist U.S. Olympic training
Waukesha, Wis. — GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Co. that has U.S. headquarters in Waukesha, will provide three LOGIQ Book XP ultrasound systems and technical training to the chief medical officers and their athletic training staffs at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers’ clinics in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lake Placid, N.Y.; and Chula Vista, Calif. The systems and training will enable the USOC to incorporate cutting edge imaging services into its sports medicine programs for U.S. Olympic athletes and hopefuls.
The initiative is one of three announced by GE and the U.S. Olympic Committee on Monday “aimed at revolutionizing athlete medical care and discovering healthcare benefits for the general public,” the company said.
“The ability to assess athlete injuries immediately through graphic, moving ultrasound images, and to learn more about heart capacity through the cardiovascular research will be a huge advantage to U.S. Olympians and hopefuls in their training and competition,” said Ed Ryan, U.S. Olympic Committee director of sports medicine. “GE’s new technology will allow us to support our athletes better than ever before. There’s no question that ultrasound technology will become a standard tool in healthcare for athletes.”
The other two initiatives are clinical research studies involving U.S. Olympic athletes and hopefuls: one focused on gaining new insight into techniques for diagnosing and treating heart disease and the other on musculoskeletal (shoulder and knee) injury assessment.