The partnership between the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and GE Healthcare is to include joint sessions on artificial intelligence and a 300m² dedicated space on GE Healthcare’s 850m² booth, where visitors can experience the AI transformation through interactive tools.

The average hospital generates 50PB of data annually. This encompasses clinical notes, lab tests, medical images and genomics among much more. However, less than 3% of the overall amount of data is actually used. Artificial intelligence has the potential to make sense of the data and to generate actionable insights that would help improve provider efficiency, increase diagnostic accuracy, personalise treatment, improve patient experience and enable remote and predictive maintenance. GE Healthcare has over 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.

Strength in numbers

The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) is the annual meeting of the ESR, which represents more than 82,000 members worldwide. The ECR is one of the largest medical congresses on the planet, attracting more than 28,000 congress participants. With 300 companies exhibiting, its one of the largest in Europe.

GE Healthcare is the $19-billion healthcare business of GE. As a leading provider of medical imaging, monitoring, biomanufacturing, and cell and gene therapy technologies, GE Healthcare enables precision health in diagnostics, therapeutics and monitoring through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services. The company boasts over 100 years of experience in the healthcare industry and more than 50,000 employees globally. This reach helps improve outcomes more efficiently for patients, healthcare providers, researchers and life sciences companies around the world.

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.
– Professor Lorenzo Derchi, ESR

Combined force for good

“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,” says Professor Lorenzo Derchi, president of ESR, who hails from Genoa, Italy. “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,” he concludes.

“We are honoured to partner with the European Society of Radiology for the leading European radiology event,” says Catherine Estrampes, president and CEO of GE Healthcare (Europe). “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 absolutely key to eventual success. Europe and the European radiology community have a key role to play in the AI transformation.