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Optima MR430s Scanner

March 28, 2011

Scan of ankle with Optima MR430s

GE today announced the launch of the Optima* MR430s, a new specialty scanner with breakthrough technology that delivers precise imaging with exceptional comfort and the 1.5T image quality radiologists require.

The Optima MR430s is an extreme leap forward in MR imaging because only the targeted anatomy – whether it’s an arm or a leg – goes inside the system. It is the latest in a series of innovative health technologies that provide better health to more people through GE’s healthymagination initiative.

In this press kit you will find background documents, images and video explaining the new technology and its implications for medical professionals and patients.

PRESS CONTACT: Lesley Ferguson White ( +44 (0) 7917 05129


“GE's Optima MR430s extremity scanner stands out because it ensures highquality images and a more refined, comfortable MR experience for those who have suffered injuries to an arm, leg or even a wrist or ankle. This scanning technology helps eliminate anxiety and discomfort often associated with full-body MR technology.”
Dr. William B. Morrison, Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.


“Greater patient comfort with uncompromised image quality is at the heart of the design of this system. By making MR accessible to more patients and providing imaging that’s both advanced and cost-effective, the Optima MR430s provides a remarkably improved experience for patients.”
Jim Davis, general manager for GE Healthcare’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging business


“From start to finish, the scan was a piece of cake. I popped into the clinic, sat in the comfy chair, stuck my foot in and read a book. Unlike the whole-body scanners, it wasn’t scary at all—it all was easy, simple and fast.”
Abigail Mentzer, ballet dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet Company


“GE is delighted to have partnered with Jim Furyk on this important educational campaign. The Optima MR430s offers patients greater comfort and excellent image quality, while Jim Furyk reminds people of the importance of preventing and caring for injuries.Today’s announcements represent an important step forward in our healthymagination commitment to deliver better health to more people.”
Mike Barber, vice president of healthymagination