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GE And Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital Jointly Develop Diagnostics For Pneumoconiosis

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

GE China's R&D center recently signed an agreement with Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital to jointly develop CAD techniques which can automatically screen and distinguish diseased and normal human thoracic X-ray images. This technique, which greatly decreases the time and cost for pneumoconiosis checkup, will make examinations accessible to more workers, helping in the prevention and treatment of China's leading occupational disease. Current methods are costly and not very effective, resulting in millions of at-risk local workers unscreened. The two partners will also apply the new technique to the field of digital X-ray and simulation X-ray. (Click here for more - Chinese language)

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