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Boston Imaging, the United States headquarters of Samsung digital radiography and ultrasound systems, introduced, April 27th, the GM85 Fit, a new configuration of the premium AccE GM85; a digital radiography device featuring a user-centric design that aids in efficient and effective patient care.
Since general radiography has acquired digital modalities, future artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications will play a very important role in further clinical and workflow improvements for radiology. Even though using AI applications for clinical decision support using general x-ray data is still in its early stages, radiology administrators see great promise for using such tools to improve image quality output, workflow and clinical decision support for radiologists.
The GM85 Fit, which was engineered to enhance workflow and improve diagnosis through advanced technology and novel design, recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for commercial use in the USA.
“We are pleased to launch the GM85 Fit. It’s designed with the user in mind, from its lightweight design to its array of features,” said David Legg, Vice President, Head of Boston Imaging. “This solution is the latest addition to our best-in-class family of products. As the procedure volume of mobile X-ray increases to deal with unprecedented patient volume, Samsung continues to focus on creating more efficient mobile imaging solutions.”
Powered by a lead-free lithium-ion battery, the GM85 Fit provides users with a more value-oriented mobile X-ray device that has high efficiency, throughput and workflow features, and a long lifespan. Specifically, the GM85 Fit features:
The GM85 Fit also features key tools that are found within the premium AccE GM85, such as:
In addition to refining usability, Samsung continuously seeks new ways to help clinicians find reliable answers with greater image clarity and enhanced diagnostic accuracy.
The GM85 Fit features an upgraded version of Samsung’s S-Vue™ imaging processing engine, which mitigates halo artifacts surrounding metallic objects to allow for proper visualization of the bone-metal interface, all while reducing dose levels by up to 47.5 percent for adult abdomen imaging and 45 percent for pediatric abdomen imaging.
The improvements are extremely important, since, although some hospitals have stopped draping x-ray patients with lead aprons since 2020, after medical professionals labeled it as simply a ‘feel good’ measure, many others still use them. Patients still expect to have their organs covered during an x-ray procedure, although new studies have revealed that the decades-old practice could impair the quality of diagnostic tests. Getting good imagery despite the lead interference is, thus, really important.
The device also features the MirrorView function that allows secured screen sharing for healthcare professionals to review images. Doctors and other healthcare staff need all the help they can get in order to provide better care. Fitness trackers, for instance, may one day supplant more expensive hospital tests in helping doctors assess patient symptoms and could help provide a more convenient and less expensive way for hospitals to provide care to patients with chronic illnesses. Wearable devices may stop the need for 6-minute walking tests at hospitals, reducing the amount of time patients must spend in a clinical setting.
It would also mean care providers could be alerted to changes in a patient’s medical condition more quickly than through results from testing at regular intervals. AI and technological advances are used to further research and find new ways to assist both patients and physicians.
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Boston Imaging markets innovative imaging technologies and is committed to delivering fast, easy and accurate diagnostic solutions to healthcare providers. Boston Imaging is the United States headquarters for sales, marketing and distribution of all Samsung digital radiography and ultrasound systems. Boston Imaging’s growing portfolio of advanced medical technologies is used in leading healthcare institutions helping providers enhance patient care, improve patient satisfaction and increase workflow efficiency.