GE Healthcare received several Silver Awards from the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). GE Healthcare won three IDEA Silver Awards for the Discovery MR750w 3.0T wide bore magnetic resonance imaging scanner, featuring the company's unique caring design and insightful technology, a pediatric magnetic resonance imaging scanner concept called Nino and an extremity MRI concept.
"We're very pleased to win such a prestigious industrial design awards," said Lionel Wodecki, design architect with the Global Design team at GE Healthcare, who designed the two concepts and the Discovery MR750W. "At GE Healthcare, form and function increasingly go hand in hand. And rightly so, as medical equipment has a tendency to be scary, cold and robotic, from the patient's point of view."
GE Healthcare's most recent example of innovation in design is in its newest line of MR scanners - the Discovery MR750w. "We designed the Discovery MR750w with one thing in mind: the human element," Wodecki added. "This focus created a new direction for us and should influence the next generation of our products for years to come."