European Society of Radiology and GE Healthcare announce exclusive artificial intelligence partnership for ECR 2019
Oct 9, 2018
Vienna, Austria - October 9th, 2018 - The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and GE Healthcare are partnering on artificial intelligence (AI) for the upcoming European Congress of Radiology (ECR) on February 27-March 3, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. The partnership includes joint sessions on artificial intelligence and a 300 m² dedicated space on GE Healthcare’s 850 m² booth where visitors can experience the AI transformation through interactive tools.
The average hospital generates 50 petabytes of data annually*, including clinical notes, lab tests, medical images, genomics, and more. 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, personalize treatment, improve patient experience, and enable remote and predictive maintenance. GE Healthcare has 200+ imaging applications and is working with partners like Nvidia, Microsoft, Amazon, and Intel to embed analytics, cloud capability, and AI into devices, workflows, and technologies already used by healthcare providers today.
“AI 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 AI excellence on the highest level, making next year’s exhibition an event no one should miss”, said ESR President Professor Lorenzo E. Derchi from Genoa, Italy.
“We are honored to partner with the European Society of Radiology for the leading European radiology event. AI 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’s 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 AI transformation”, said Catherine Estrampes, President and CEO of GE Healthcare Europe.
About the European Congress of Radiology
The ECR is the annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), which represents more than 82,000 members worldwide. The ECR is one of the largest medical congresses in the world, attracting more than 28,000 congress participants. With 300 companies exhibiting across more than 26,000m², its exhibition is also one of the largest medical exhibitions in Europe.
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