General Electric announces FDA 510 clearance of Critical Care Suite
General Electric announced the FDA 510 clearance of Critical Care Suite, a collection of artificial intelligence, or AI, algorithms embedded on a mobile X-ray device. Built in collaboration with UC San Francisco, or UCSF, using GE Healthcare's Edison platform, the AI algorithms help to reduce the turn-around time it can take for radiologists to review a suspected pneumothorax, a type of collapsed lung. A prioritized X-ray can sit waiting for up to eight hours for a radiologist's review. However, when a patient is scanned on a device with Critical Care Suite, the system automatically analyzes the images by simultaneously searching for a pneumothorax. If a pneumothorax is suspected, an alert is sent directly to the radiologist for review via picture archiving and communication systems. The technologist also receives a subsequent on-device notification to give awareness of the prioritized cases.