Virtua Health installs innovative GE HealthCare PET/CT to advance cardiac imaging 

Virtua Health recently installed GE HealthCare‘s innovative Omni Legend digital PET/CT and Revolution Apex platform to add innovative capabilities to its newly expanded cardiology facility in Moorestown.

Not-for-profit Virtua Health is the largest health system in southern New Jersey and seeks to leverage this innovative technology to advance heart imaging in the greater Philadelphia area.

With cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death globally, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease doubling since 1990, and a predicted increase in prevalence as the population ages, Virtua feels it is crucial to take a solutions-oriented approach to wellness, prevention and early detection in cardiovascular health.

“The highest quality of cardiovascular imaging matters because it helps us more accurately diagnose a patient’s heart condition,” Virtua cardiologist Dr. Mark Finch said. “From there, we can establish the best possible care pathway, whether that’s medication, lifestyle modification or medical intervention. The more information we’re able to analyze, the better our patient outcomes can become. That’s why we’re excited to add these innovative GE HealthCare systems to our facility and help improve quality of life for those we care for.”

Cardiology care is complex, and the solutions built to address cardiovascular disease are evolving rapidly. That’s why GE HealthCare provides systems that help to tell the story of the heart. The Omni Legend PET/CT and the Revolution Apex CT both leverage research, data and the potential of artificial intelligence to drive care pathway optimization and help deliver better patient care, notably in the detection and diagnosis phase, which is a critical step in informing treatment plans.

“GE HealthCare is devoted to providing cardiology solutions that support the continuum of care and personalize treatment around the world, and certainly at outpatient facilities like Virtua Cardiology,” Scott Stoddard, New York and Philadelphia market vice president at GE HealthCare, said. “The new Omni Legend PET/CT and Revolution Apex platform systems at Virtua represent meaningful improvements in cardiac imaging that can power clinical efficiencies and better patient outcomes.”

The Omni Legend PET/CT is an innovative technology built from the ground up to harness the power of an advanced digital detector capable of producing high-resolution images and exceptional image quality. This system delivers more than two times the sensitivity of prior digital scanners with a similar axial field of view, enabling faster total scan times and increased small lesion detectability. It is designed to help improve operational efficiency, enhance the patient experience and deliver diagnostic confidence, ideally helping to enable improved patient outcomes.

Revolution Apex platform was also developed with operational efficiency in mind. Studying radiology departments’ entire workflows and identifying opportunities to simplify and streamline processes, GE HealthCare developed Effortless Workflow, which utilizes AI technologies to automate time-consuming tasks, from prescan to postscan — helping to reduce clicks, save time and achieve exceptional efficiency and consistency in imaging.