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GE Healthcare introduces pre-clinical computed tomography imaging technology

GE Healthcare, August 5, 2008
GE Healthcare has announced the commercial release of a new pre-clinical computed tomography scanner specifically designed to accelerate research in the areas of cardiac disease and drug development. Using x-ray source technology derived from clinical systems, the GE eXplore CT 120 scanner features 100 times the output of previous GE laboratory research imaging systems. This power enables x-ray exposures fast enough and detailed enough to capture the motion of a beating mouse heart, according to a GE release. The power of the new x-ray source also allows for more effective filtering of the x-ray beam, reducing the x-ray dose to the research subject compared to previous scanners, according to the release.