Veterinarians and wildlife biologists in Sydney, Australia are using GE ultrasound equipment to fight the chlamydia infections currently plaguing populations of koala bears. Chlamydia is a serious disease for these furry faces. It’s both difficult to diagnose, and capable of causing a host of complications, including internal organ damage and sometimes death. However, if treated in time, it is curable, and researchers are using the ultrasound equipment for early detection. Learn more about how ultrasound is being used to help vulnerable populations of koalas at GE Reports.
Researchers in the robotics lab at GE’s Global Research Center are programming robots to aid in the instrument sterilization process in order to make healthcare both safer and more efficient. The robot above is nicknamed “Tray-bot” because its job is to sort and pick up trays of medical equipment.
Happy Valentine’s Day! This image of a heart was sequenced by a Revolution* CT scanner, which can take a complete 3-D scan of a heart in one beat.
Since this is a real medical device, here’s the fine print: * 510(k) pending at FDA. Not available for sale in the United States. Not yet CE marked. Not available for sale in all regions. Trademark of the General Electric Company.
Each year GE Healthcare hosts a cell imaging competition calling on researchers to submit the most compelling images from their research. These images are all runner-ups in this year’s competition. Head to GE Healthcare to see more and vote for your favorite.