GE Healthcare (Chalfont St. Giles, England) reported its first line of digital radiography X-ray products from the company to be recognized as ecomagination offerings, based on the systems' energy and operational efficiency.

The company's digital x-ray technology enables digital image review, thereby eliminating the film and chemicals used by an analog processor, GE noted. For example, eliminating 50,000 analog films saves 1,900 gallons of fixer and developer a year. Avoiding the need of analog film processing also removes the need to purchase, handle and dispose of processing developer and fixer chemicals, the company said.

"With this line of radiology systems, we are not only delivering on our commitment to provide safe, high-quality products, but also providing clinics a cost savings and opportunity to reduce their environmental impact," said John Dineen, president/CEO of GE Healthcare.

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