NYC Health + Hospitals funnels $224M into medical imaging tech upgrade

announced Oct. 9 that it will invest $224 million over the next 10 years to upgrade medical imaging technology across the New York City-based health system.

The public health system selected GE Healthcare to provide the new equipment. NYC Health + Hospitals currently operates 470 imaging machines and performs 1.5 million imaging procedures annually. As part of the project, the health system plans to update 230 medical imaging machines in the next four years.

Imaging machines receiving upgrades include MRI, CT, nuclear cameras, X-ray machines, catherization labs, PET/PETCT machines and fluoroscopy units.

Of the $224 million investment, NYC Health + Hospitals has already applied $20 million to its Coney Island hospital, which is undergoing renovations as part of its Hurricane Sandy recovery project. The New York City-based hospital will receive 47 new imaging machines, including ultrasounds, MRI and various X-ray units.

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