14 Feb GE Healthcare introduces MR imaging product
Waukesha, Wis. – GE Healthcare, a $17 billion unit of General Electric Co., has introduced a non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) product that helps clinicians assess damage to cartilage in the knee.
The product, called CartiGram, was on display at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Diego. It is touted as an extremely powerful diagnostic tool to visualize collagen break down in cartilage.
According to GE Healthcare, the ability to monitor the progression of changes in cartilage composition can result in more treatment options, reduce the need for knee arthroscopy, and optimize the timing of surgical procedures.
GE Healthcare, which has developed medical technology to diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, and neurological diseases, employs more than 46,000 people at locations worldwide, including Waukesha.
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