The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health at UW-Madison and GE HealthCare have announced an exciting 10-year strategic collaboration that will shape the future of medical imaging and digital technologies. This partnership expands on their longstanding relationship of over 40 years and aims to revolutionize disease-focused solutions and patient care.
By combining the expertise of UW-Madison’s renowned team of physicians, scientists, and researchers with GE HealthCare’s innovative medical technology, this collaboration will drive advancements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, interventional radiology, molecular imaging, and patient care solutions. The ultimate goal is to improve the standard of care and patient outcomes.
One of the key areas of focus for this research collaboration is the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital solutions. By integrating AI algorithms and digital technologies into clinical workflows, the delivery of precise and personalized care can be enhanced.
“We are proud to collaborate with GE HealthCare to improve patient experiences and cultivate more personalized care,” said Thomas Grist, Chair of the Department of Radiology at UW-Madison. “Our combined teams have the potential to impact many patients around the world.”
Over the past decade, UW-Madison and GE HealthCare have conducted over 130 research studies, leading to significant scientific and technological advancements. For example, their collaboration has resulted in the development of quantitative MRI techniques for early liver disease detection and management. They have also optimized CT image quality and minimized radiation exposure to patients using GE HealthCare’s TrueFidelity deep learning reconstruction technology.
The new partnership between UW-Madison and GE HealthCare will also focus on nuclear medicine and Theranostics applications, particularly in the treatment of life-threatening diseases such as prostate cancer. These collaborative efforts will contribute to the ongoing establishment of an Institute of Theranostics and Particle Therapy within the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
The history between UW-Madison and GE HealthCare is a testament to their commitment to transforming patient care through innovation. From creating standardized CT protocols to developing state-of-the-art MRI scanners, their collaborative research has had a significant impact on healthcare.
“We are excited to continue our collaboration with UW-Madison and push the boundaries of biomedical technology,” said Jay Hill, Vice President of Advanced Technologies at GE HealthCare. “Together, we can improve patient outcomes and pave the way for more personalized care.”
1. How long is the collaboration between University of Wisconsin and GE HealthCare?
– The collaboration is set to last for 10 years.
2. What areas of medical imaging will the collaboration focus on?
– The collaboration will focus on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, interventional radiology, molecular imaging, and patient care solutions.
3. What is the ultimate goal of the collaboration?
– The goal is to improve the standard of care and patient outcomes.
4. What advancements have already been made through this collaboration?
– Some advancements include quantitative MRI techniques for early liver disease detection, optimized CT image quality, and deep learning reconstruction technology.
5. Which life-threatening disease will the collaboration focus on in the field of nuclear medicine?
– The collaboration will focus on Theranostics applications for diseases such as prostate cancer.