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nt (PDA), making the equipment practical for doctors in small towns, rural areas, battlefields or countries without hospitals.

Several times during their education, GE Healthcare will provide USC School of Medicine students with newly designed and newly manufactured ultrasound machines.

Dr. Bob Honigberg of GE Healthcare’s Medical Affairs Group said the students have just begun an amazing four-year journey that will shape the future of healthcare.

“Technologies such as ultrasound can be used to help detect diseases earlier, when they can be more effectively treated,” he said. “These pilot studies may provide support for more primary care physicians to utilize miniaturized ultrasound technology to supplement or potentially replace the stethoscope that is used today.”

Dr. Harris Pastides, the university’s vice president of research and health sciences, said the educational partnership with GE Healthcare fulfills the university’s commitment to teaching, research and outreach.

“With GE Healthcare, the University of South Carolina has embarked on a journey to produce improved technology and better courses of study – both of which will lead to better doctors and better healthcare,” he said. “And it wouldn’t be possible without this public-private partnership with GE Healthcare.”

To a certain extent, School of Medicine students are venturing into uncharted territory, he said.

“That is the heart and soul of research. Each new advance broadens our knowledge and enhances the potential for other discoveries,” he said. “The University of South Carolina School of Medicine and GE Healthcare have the opportunity to change the practice of medicine.”

LOGIQ E is an extra tool that gives doctors a look into the patient’s body without invasive procedures, Hoppmann said.

“This technology will give us an extra check for our patients,” he said. “Doctors will be able to diagnose prob
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