Thursday, June 22, 2023
GE HealthCare, listed on Nasdaq as GEHC, has announced a distribution agreement with DePuy Synthes, the Orthopaedics Company of Johnson & Johnson. The collaboration aims to make GE HealthCare's OEC 3D Imaging System, combined with DePuy Synthes' extensive product portfolio, more widely available to surgeons and patients across the United States. This strategic alliance underscores GE HealthCare's commitment to providing exceptional imaging technologies to clinicians who perform complex spine procedures.
The human spine is a complex structure comprising muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and sensitive nerves. Injuries or deformities of the spine can significantly impact mobility and quality of life. Accurate visualization and imaging play a crucial role in enabling precise diagnosis and effective treatment for optimal patient outcomes.
GE HealthCare's OEC 3D Imaging System is specifically designed to enhance surgical imaging precision and efficiency in spine procedures. This mobile CBCT imaging solution enables seamless intraoperative 3D volumes and high-definition 2D imaging, covering a large anatomical field of view. The system incorporates advanced features such as image analysis, noise reduction, interoperative review, and streamlined workflow, empowering clinicians to obtain a comprehensive perspective.
The demand for minimally invasive surgical procedures continues to rise, with ambulatory surgery centers performing more than half of all outpatient procedures in the United States. To meet the needs of providers and ensure efficient imaging capabilities, this collaboration between GE HealthCare and DePuy Synthes seeks to address a wide range of procedural requirements in spine practices.
Phil Rackliffe, President & CEO for GE Healthcare's Image-Guided Therapies business, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "We recognize that GE HealthCare's OEC 3D is a game-changer for clinicians today, offering a large field of view, an open platform, and high-quality reconstructed 3D images. Through this collaboration with DePuy Synthes, we are excited to extend this technology to more spine practices in acute and outpatient settings, enabling precise and efficient imaging that allows surgeons to focus on delivering quality patient care."