Optima XR640 captures X-ray images on computers instead of film. The test can be done faster and high quality images with radiation dose efficiency can be obtained. The system will help physicians clearly see injuries and abnormalities and confidently prescribe appropriate treatment, said the company.

David Widmann, General Manager for Global Radiography and Fluoroscopy at GE Healthcare, said: The Optima XR640 offers digital image quality and digital productivity. Its moveable detector allows fast and easy positioning, key to maintaining patient comfort and safety in trauma situations.

Mardell Jacobsen, Director of Medical Imaging at Beloit Memorial Hospital, said: We are excited about the Optima XR640 and the latest technology that we will be bringing to the community with this hospital expansion. By offering this technology we continue our tradition of putting the latest tools to work to benefit patients and families in our community.