GE launches MR training program

November 10, 1999

GE Medical Systems last month introduced an educational program for its MRI clients. The MR Masters Series helps radiologists learn about new MRI techniques and technology, as well as new software. The Waukesha, WI, company formally launched the program

GE Medical Systems last month introduced an educational program for its MRI clients. The MR Masters Series helps radiologists learn about new MRI techniques and technology, as well as new software. The Waukesha, WI, company formally launched the program at the October Economics of Diagnostic Imaging conference in Washington, DC. GE is offering the program to those who purchase its MRI systems, buy an upgrade, or finance equipment through the company. The courses will be conducted at training centers throughout the U.S. and Latin America, and taught by radiologists who have mastered a particular procedure, ranging from cardiovascular to clinical functional to open MRI. Qualified customers receive a voucher that covers tuition costs, airfare, and per diem living expenses for the duration of the course, as well as CME credits.

In other GE news, the company plans to install live cameras in its RSNA booth. Positioned throughout the booth, the cameras will transmit images of new products to the Internet, and Web surfers will be able to take virtual booth tours during the meeting.