GE HealthCare announces U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance of Ionic Health’s nCommand Lite technology. This vendor-agnostic system, offered exclusively via GE Healthcare, offers remote patient scanning support, access for image viewing/review, and connectivity to remote experts for real-time guidance to the technologist operating the scanner.

Off-site experts can use these features to aid in training, procedure assessment and scanning parameter management. Ionic Health’s nCommand Lite includes multi-modality capabilities in support of MR, CT, and PET/CT scanning.

“Our goal is to provide remote operations solutions that lead to increased access for patients, including patients who may require complex care and support from an off-site expert technologist,” says Rekha Ranganathan, senior vice president, general manager, Imaging Platforms and Digital Solutions, GE HealthCare. “Additionally, we recognize that healthcare systems are not only looking to leverage the skills of one expert across multiple physical locations for knowledge sharing and training but have an imaging fleet that includes multiple vendors and modalities, so it was critical for us to expand our remote operations portfolio by adding Ionic Health’s nCommand Lite technology.”

The nCommand Lite system is designed to enable off-site experts to remotely provide real-time guidance to the licensed technologist operating the scanner and includes vendor-agnostic, multi-modality capabilities, offering a differentiated remote scanning solution that helps streamline workflow across disparate imaging fleets.

Additionally, a remote user can be connected to multiple scanners, and the technology is designed for low bandwidth consumption for an optimized user experience, enabling seamless collaboration.

“Developed with multi-modality and multi-vendor functionalities and high-end technology to scale and tackle staffing shortages, nCommand Lite enables broader access to expert technologists,” says José Leovigildo Coelho, CEO and co-founder of Ionic Health. “Through our continued collaboration with GE HealthCare, we hope to make the nCommand technology available to more regions across the globe in the future.”