Intermountain and GE Healthcare Team to Reduce Patients' CT Radiation Dose
Intermountain Healthcare says it is joining with GE Healthcare to reduce radiation dose in CT procedures at its facilities by up to 50 percent, using the GE Blueprint for low dose. The GE Blueprint program includes a special focus on reducing radiation during pediatric imaging procedures, leveraging technologies and protocols to help doctors match body size and type to appropriate scans. “We look forward to collaborating with clinical leaders at Intermountain Healthcare and building upon GE’s announcement last year of more than $800 million of investment in low-dose technologies over 15 years,” said Steve Gray, vice president and general manager of CT & Advantage Workstation for GE Healthcare, in the press statement. Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based system of 22 nonprofit hospitals, 185 clinics, a medical group with some 900 employed physicians, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services.