GE ceramics in the news!
GE’s Gemstone scintillator is the co-recipient of the American Ceramic Society 2010 Technical Achievement Award (Corning, Inc. is the other recipient for development of Gorilla Glass- more on that is here). Several of my colleagues at GE Global Research worked on the development of this Gemstone scintillator, a key component made of ceramic in the Discovery CT750HD.
I talked to Carl Vess, who helped develop Gemstone and is a chemical engineer at GE Global Research. He explained: “There is no way we would have been able to get to this moment without the contributions of everyone on the team. This material allows GE to significantly reduce the x-ray dose and increase the image resolution of a patient in the HDCT systems. This gives doctors more information to improve overall patient care.“
For full information on this awards, check out the Oct/Nov 2010 issue of the American Ceramic Society Bulletin. If you are attending MS&T 2010 in Houston, check out the special lecture on the Gemstone scintillator given by Haochuan Jiang from GE Healthcare taking place today, Tuesday, Oct. 19th at 2:00 p.m.