GE offers online tour of London Olympics polyclinic

By Mike Miliard
10:31 AM

GE Healthcare is deploying all manner of health IT at the 2012 Olympics, from electronic medical records to anti-doping technology. A new virtual video tour offers an up-close look at the imaging capabilities of its Olympic Village Polyclinic.

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As the official healthcare partner of the 2012 Games, GE Healthcare has worked with the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) to equip facilities with the latest imaging technologies to help tend to the health and wellbeing of more than 22,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

This 360 degree online virtual tour offers the ability to take a self-guided tour and see these technologies at work – magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, X-Ray, electrocardiogram (ECG) and other monitoring systems.

[See also: GE to bring anti-doping imaging system to London Olympics.]

"People really do have to view this video experience to see how the Polyclinic will operate during the Games," said Richard Budgett, MD, LOCOG chief medical officer. "The building itself, as well as the world-class medical services we offer here, is something that we are very proud of – it's quite remarkable."

Click here to take the virtual tour.