GE HEALTHCARE’S VSCAN NAMED “BEST OF WHAT’S NEW” GRAND AWARD WINNER FOR HEALTH BY POPULAR SCIENCE

Pocket-Sized Visualization Tool Recognized Among the Year's Top Innovations

GE HEALTHCARE’S VSCAN NAMED “BEST OF WHAT’S NEW” GRAND AWARD WINNER FOR HEALTH BY POPULAR SCIENCE

Pocket-Sized Visualization Tool Recognized Among the Year's Top Innovations

MILWAUKEE, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 -- GE Healthcare today announced that its Vscan pocket-sized visualization tool has been named the Grand Award winner for Health in Popular Science magazine’s 23rd annual “Best of What’s New” issue.  Commercially available earlier this year, Vscan provides physicians powerful imaging technology at their fingertips - to take a quick look at what is happening inside a patient’s body.

“Vscan was designed to help enhance patient care by providing access to high-quality imaging at point-of-care, to help detect disease and complications earlier,” said Agnes Berzsenyi, General Manager, Global Primary Care – Ultrasound, GE Healthcare.  “We are honored to be recognized by Popular Science for this advancement to the field of healthcare.” 

“For 23 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us – those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our views of what’s possible in the future,” said Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief, of Popular Science.  “The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honor, and the winners – chosen from the thousands of entrants – represent the highest level of achievement in their fields.”


About Best of What's New

Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year; breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners — the Best of What’s New — are awarded inclusion in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year since the debut of Best of What's New in 1987. Best of What’s New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 11 categories: Automotive, Aviation & Space, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green Tech, Home Entertainment, Security, Home Tech, Personal Health and Recreation.


About Popular Science

Founded in 1872, Popular Science (www.popsci.com) is the world's largest science and technology magazine, with a circulation of 1.3 million and 6.8 million monthly readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, with an eye toward what’s new and why it matters.  Popular Science is published by Bonnier Active Media, a subsidiary of Bonnier Corporation.

About GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $16 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.

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