GE Healthcare plans to collaborate with SonoSim for Ultrasound training to Primary care and Point of care users

  • Published | 08 October 2018
GE Healthcare announced its plan to collaborate with SonoSim, a global leader in ultrasound training and education, to train medical professionals, on real pathologic conditions of patients.
United States: The partnership with SonoSim will support GE Healthcare to enhance educational services to new and existing ultrasound users across the globe and in all type of medical disciplines, from cardiology to primary care and point of care. This will effectively help the company to diagnose patients in critical situations. Hence, the collaboration will positively drive the global vascular imaging market that includes products like x-ray system, MRI scanners, ultrasonography machines & equipment, etc. Ultrasound is becoming an inevitable part of all medical facilities and thus it is important that medical professionals are proficient to handle the patients in critical situations, which require proper training and education to be fully equipped with the correct usage of ultrasound devices. In light of this, GE Healthcare plans to collaborate with SonoSim to offer comprehensive laptop-based ultrasound training platform that will include a curriculum of 65+ cloud-based courses, including interpretation training, image acquisition and performance tracking. GE Healthcare, committed to providing required support in the field of advanced ultrasound technology takes its system to the next level with SonoSim's hands-on training. According to Rob Walton, general manager of primary care ultrasound at GE Healthcare, "With SonoSim's hands-on training our hope is that the clinician will be able to spend more time focused on improving patient care." As a leading provider of medical imaging, bio-manufacturing, monitoring and cell & gene therapy technologies, GE Healthcare is continuously working on advanced technologies to offer improved outcomes in the field of medical facilities including vascular/medical imaging. According to BlueWeave Consulting, increasing healthcare investments and demand for proper healthcare facilities, coupled with technological advancements, is driving the global vascular imaging market. Ultrasound imaging is a diagnostic test that supports physicians in diagnosing medical conditions. This technique generates images using sound waves from the inside of the body. The advantages of ultrasound, includes easy portability of the equipment, low cost and does not require any contrast agent for imaging. However, proper handling of this device requires proper training and education, as planned by GE Healthcare in collaboration with SonoSim. According to a recently published report of BlueWeave Consulting, “Global Vascular Imaging Systems Market by Product (CT, MRI, X-Ray, Ultrasound and Nuclear Imaging), by Application (Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology and Others), by End-User (Hospitals, Specialty Clinics and Diagnostic Centers); Growth and Demand Forecast to 2024 is expected to grow significantly in the forthcoming years. The market is driven by a number of factors, including advances in technology and increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Vascular imaging systems are utilized to offer imaging tests associated with blood flow and health of blood vessels for detecting different type of diseases. CT (computed tomography) system, ultrasound, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), X-ray and nuclear imaging are some pivotal techniques utilized for vascular imaging. In addition to this the growth in geriatric population, coupled with widespread increase in the availability of vascular imaging systems also generates demand for this market.