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GE designs Revolution ACTs CT for India’s smaller towns

With the Revolution ACTs CT system, GE Healthcare has designed and manufactured its first CT in India, for India’s medical market. A move the company hopes will usher in a new era of care for areas that are currently lagging behind. GE-LAUNCH

“Revolution ACTs is a journey into the needs of new users of CT in smaller towns,” said Milan Rao, COO of GE Healthcare, India & South Asia, in a statement. “It’s about innovating for affordability and defining solutions that deliver high quality diagnostic CT solutions in the most challenging health care markets. We hope to place one Revolution ACTs per district to improve access to quality diagnosis.”

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Knowledge of clinical utility, meaningful distribution, professional servicing, and financial backing are all areas that leave something to be desired in India’s health technology landscape. GE is hopeful that by catering to the country’s unique needs, the Revolution ACTs can help address those deficits.

The scanner, which has five global patents, was developed by 75 GE scientists and engineers in collaboration with over 500 health care providers from both urban and rural settings. Financially, it is one result of an ongoing, four year and Rs. 120 Crores investment and collaborative effort between GE and Indian healthcare providers.

Although not yet AERB approved, GE says the Revolution ACTs system is 40 percent more affordable than previous generation four slice CT systems. With a reduced footprint of eight square meters, it also costs less to maintain while consuming less electricity. It also features Smart Dose technology and a simple user interface.

Over 30 percent of the parts and components, including generator and tubes, are manufactured in-house or sourced within India.

GE has had a presence in India since opening their first Bangalore factory in 1991, and was the first major health care manufacturer to set up a manufacturing presence in the country. They currently have three health care plants in Bangalore and are recognized as the largest medical electronics exporter in the world.

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