As the pandemic continues to spread with more than 250 million COVID-19 cases worldwide1, 5% to 15%2 require intensive care surveillance and intubation.
Research shows that 25% of intubations outside of the OR, such as in an ICU or ER, result in mispositioned endotracheal (ET) tubes3,4 and can lead to severe complications including lung collapse, hyperinflation, pneumothorax and cardiac arrest5,6.
Critical Care Suite 2.0
A new on-device
AI algorithm that helps assess ET tube placement on chest X-rays is now available on GE's
AMX mobile X-ray systems*.
The new algorithm automatically calculates the vertical distance from the tip of a breathing tube to the carina to within 1 millimeter**.
detection and triage.
The system automatically
analyzes images and sends
an alert for cases with a
suspected pneumothorax to
the radiologist for review in
PACS. Radiographers are
also notified on the X-ray
system when a specific
case deserves priority care.
Embedded AI on the imaging device flags and helps reduce quality errors, and improves efficiency.
In these challenging times, every minute counts. If you are interested in using AI for
speedier results, case prioritization and better quality control of the images right at the patient's bedside, our local GE team can support you with additional information.
1. WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard. Retrieved November 8, 2020, from
https://covid19.who.int/ 2. Möhlenkamp S, Thiele H. "Ventilation of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units." Nature Public Health Emergency Collection. 2020 Apr 20 :1-3.
3. Jemmett ME, Kendal KM, Fourre MW, Burton JH. Unrecognized misplacement of endotracheal tubes in a mixed urban to rural emergency medical services setting. Acad Emerg Med 2003; 10:961-5.
4. McGillicuddy DC, Babineau MR, Fisher J, Ban K, Sanchez LD. Is a postintubation chest radiograph necessary in the emergency department? Int J Emerg Med 2009; 2:247-9.
5. Prashant K. Gupta, Kumkum Gupta, Manish Jain, and Tanuj Garg. Postprocedural chest radiograph: Impact on the management in critical care unit. Anesth Essays Res. 2014 May-Aug; 8(2): 139-144.
6. Stephen E. Lapinsky. Endotracheal intubation in the ICU. Crit Care. 2015; 19(1): 258.
* Available for AMX 200, AMX 220 and AMX 240 systems. For AMX 200 and AMX 220 a Flash Pad HD-detector upgrade is required. For AMX 240 Gen 1, a software upgrade is required.
** GE Healthcare data on file.