European Society of Radiology and GE Healthcare announce exclusive artificial intelligence partnership for ECR 2019

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ECRThe European Society of Radiology (ESR) and GE Healthcare are partnering on artificial intelligence for the upcoming European Congress of Radiology (ECR; 27 February–3 March, 2019, Vienna, Austria). The partnership includes joint sessions on artificial intelligence and a 300m² dedicated space on GE Healthcare’s 850m² booth where visitors can experience the AI transformation through interactive tools, a press release states.

The average hospital generates 50 petabytes of data annually, including clinical notes, lab tests, medical images, and genomics, yet less than 3% of it is used. Artificial intelligence has the potential to make sense of the data and to generate actionable insights that help improve provider efficiency, increase diagnostic accuracy, personalise treatment, improve patient experience, and enable remote and predictive maintenance.  GE Healthcare has over 200 imaging applications and is working with partners like Nvidia, Microsoft, Amazon, and Intel to embed analytics, cloud capability, and artificial intelligence into devices, workflows, and technologies already used by healthcare providers today.

“Artificial intelligence will be one of the leadings topics at next year’s ECR and this exclusive partnership with GE Healthcare is a major step in making ECR 2019 the leading event on artificial intelligence for radiologists and related medical professionals. Through our joint efforts congress participants will be able to witness artificial intelligence excellence at the highest level, making next year’s exhibition an event no one should miss”, said ESR president Lorenzo E Derchi (Genoa, Italy).

“We are honoured to partner with the European Society of Radiology for the leading European radiology event. Artificial intelligence is one of the most exciting developments in healthcare today and a key enabler to achieve precision health. Done right, it can be the technology of the decade, perhaps the century, in healthcare. But there is still much work to do, sound data science and eliminating data siloes are key. Europe and the European radiology community have a key role to play in the artificial intelligence transformation”, comments Catherine Estrampes, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Europe.

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