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GE Healthcare Named Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Medical Imaging Company of the Year

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan proudlypresents GE Healthcare with the 2005 Company of the Year Award in the field ofmedical imaging for its invaluable contribution to the healthcare industry --not only in the United States and North America, but also globally.

GE Healthcare's list of 'firsts' is formidable, especially in the all-important arena of digital imaging, which has transformed the way radiology ispracticed.

Each year this Award is presented to a company that has demonstratedexcellence in all operations within its industry -- business development,competitive strategy, and leadership. The Award recognizes outstandingmanagement, consistent growth and positive social and economic impact on thelocal and national communities and customers. It also lauds exceptionalcustomer service and the company's ability to combine technology andsuccessful strategic initiatives.

"From developing the world's first full field flat-panel digitalmammography system to the first fully digital flat-panel cardiaccatheterization system, GE Healthcare has blazed a trail in the digitizationof the medical imaging installed base," says Frost & Sullivan IndustryResearch Manager Antonio Garcia. "The company has also lead the market inproviding integrated, real-time image processing and enhancementfunctionality, such as dual energy subtraction and tomosynthesis, on itsdigital X-ray systems at a time when some other vendors were struggling tocome to market with a successful digital capture system."

More recently, GE Healthcare has displayed a keen understanding of therole that molecular and data-driven diagnosis and treatment will have on themedicine of the future. Even as GE has given the world some of the mostpowerful tools to visualize and treat disease, the company also leads themarket in providing solutions to store, distribute, retrieve, and analyzemedical images. In addition, it has a proven track record of distributing newtechnology to a larger number of end users than any of its competitors.

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