A new frontier in digital X-ray image quality. Effortless precision.

Definium 656 HD is GE’s all new digital radiographic system powered by Helix™ 2.0 advanced image processing and featuring an expanded suite of workflow automation & analytics tools.
With Definium 656 HD, no more unnecessary X-ray image adjustments and repeated exams. Just sharp detail and the balanced contrast and brightness you need at low dose, right from that very first image

Get the diagnostic clarity you need from that first X-ray

Helix™ 2.0 Advanced Image Processing delivers sharp detail and consistent performance in X-ray, despite variations in exposure technique and challenging exam conditions.
  • VolumeRAD Digital Tomosynthesis

    Today clinicians rely on standard radiography as the first diagnostic test for most chest, orthopedic and trauma cases. Advanced medical imaging is often ordered for complex cases that radiography cannot solve. These additional imaging modalities may result in higher radiation exposure, higher imaging costs, and a delay in diagnosis & treatment that could also mean more anxiety and discomfort for the patient.

    VolumeRAD Digital Tomosynthesis brings 3-dimensional imaging into your radiography room, helping you resolve inconclusive x -rays "here and now" with minimal added radiation. Our cost-effective technology helps improve patient experience by providing additional information that could help make care decisions faster.

    Learn More about VolumeRAD

  • Dual Energy Subtraction

    Eliminate obstructions from overlying bones, while providing additional information on calcifications in chest and abdomen studies with GE Healthcare's Dual Energy Subtraction. Delivered in the Helix™ advanced image processing chain, x-rays are more consistent despite variations in exposure technique or challenging exam conditions.

    Learn more about Dual Energy Subtraction

  • Auto Image Paste

    The Definium 656 HD provides seamless long bone and spine imaging at the wall stand table. Enhanced with AutoSpine, an intelligent pasting algorithm, Auto Image Paste follows the contour of spine for vertical equalization enabling a natural balance of brightness and contrast along the patient body.

    Learn more about Auto Image Paste

  • Standalone Helix™ Workstation

    The standalone Helix Workstation helps support patient care by allowing technologists to process, edit and reprocess images around exam demand and without system impact.

    The Helix™ workstation:
    • Accepts images from both fixed and mobile x -ray systems
    • Pushes any GE HD x-ray image to the Helix workstation, perform reprocessing and push to PACS
    • Enables fast reprocessing and reconstruction with a powerful GPU processor
    • Provides QuickTools customizable toolbar for most frequently used operations
    Learn more Helix Advanced Image Processing
  • Live Streaming Camera

    The Definium 656 HD with live streaming video keeps technologists eyes on the patient for a greater portion of the exam helping to monitor patient safety and potentially reduce rejects that stem from patient motion.
  • Extraordinary anatomical detail at low dose in every X-ray image.

    Helix™ 2.0 advanced image processing algorithms harness the full high-resolution power and exceptional dose efficiency of FlashPad HD detectors to deliver outstanding clarity and extraordinary anatomical detail where it matters most.

  • Up to 40% improvement in detectability of fine structures1

    The power of Helix™ 2.0 advanced image processing coupled with FlashPad HD improves small detail detectability by up to 40%1 thanks to ultra-high resolution and enhanced noise control.

  • Consistent brightness and contrast

    Helix™ 2.0 with AI -driving automated brightness and contrast delivers improved consistency across variations in dose exposure with auto window width and window level enhanced contrast restoration.

  • Double your resolution

    The FlashPad HD detectors pack four times more pixels per area for sharp X-ray images, plus they capture extraordinary anatomical detail at low dose. Available in 10 in x 12 in, 14 in x 17 in and 17 in x 17 in* standard cassette sizes.

    * The 17 in x 17 in detector is currently only available on fixed systems.

  • Exceptional dose efficiency for your tiniest patients (and the large ones too)

    The ultra-high dose efficiency helps enhance diagnostic imaging quality at low dose for all patient types.

  • Excellent handling of metal implants

    Clear bone-metal interface without halo artifact.

Improving Patient Experience and Workflow. AutoRAD Comprehensive Workflow Automation Suite.

Fast and easy X-ray exams, effortless patient positioning AutoRAD Suite offers an extensive set of automation and workflow enhancing features, to make exam set up fast, intuitive and easy for X-ray technologists and comfortable for patients.
  • Auto Field-of-View

    Predefined collimation sizes for each view.
  • Auto-tracking

    Maintain SID &tube-detector alignment with table and wall stand receptor automatically.
  • QuickCharge

    Detector charging in the table and wall stand bucky.
  • High-precision Auto Positioning

    Preset and programmable positions for effortless exam setup.
  • New User Interface

    Redesigned navigation and quick tools for fewer clicks and intuitive operation
  • QuickCharge

    Detector charging in the table and wall stand bucky.
  • QuickShare

    Hassle-free sharing and pairing of multiple wireless detectors.
  • Auto Protocol Assist

    Automatic selection of anatomy & technique based on modality work list.
  • QuickConnect

    Automatic wifi channel switching to avoid wireless interference.

Your patient’s safety, comfort and dignity in mind.

A bariatric X-ray table capable of supporting up to a 400 kg / 882 lbs3
that lowers to 50cm / 20 inches

  • Extensive Patient Safety Features

    1. Double-tap safety foot pedals (table and wall stand)
    2. Safety switches to disable motion during patient transfer
    3. Two emergency stop buttons
    4. Anti-collision and anti-pinch sensors on table, wall stand and ceiling suspension
    5. Electromagnetic brakes securing vertical motion of wall stand

Data isn’t just about looking backwards. It helps you plan the future.

  • X-ray Quality Application featuring Repeat Reject Analytics.

    Zero in on root causes of rejects, enhance training, drive efficiency and help reduce dose.
    Definium 656 HD is compatible with GE’s X-ray Quality Application featuring Repeat Reject Analytics. Connect automatically to compatible X-ray systems, and use web-based dashboards to manage quality assurance. Uncover the root cause of rejected X-ray exams, plan targeted training and help reduce unnecessary radiation dose.

  • iCenter asset management software platform

    Optimize utilization of your X-ray equipment. Balance workload using the full power of healthcare data analytics.
    iCenter empowers you with data and analytics for valuable insights into the utilization and workload of your X-ray assets, to help when making strategic decisions concerning workflow optimization.

Ready when you are

  • X-ray service and support

    Our X-ray systems, applications and support never rest, so you can focus on your patients.
    GE X-ray machines are fully supported by over 2700 expert field engineers you know and trust. Our Advanced Service Technologies4 help you maximize uptime and ensure your X-ray system is ready when you are.

  • Insite™ remote connectivity

    Remote diagnostics and troubleshooting for fast resolutions, often without a field engineer visit.
    Remote applications assistance with engineer connecting online in real time. Proactive monitoring, helping detect issues so they can be resolved before downtime occurs.

  • Education

    Get the education you and your team need to stay sharp.
    GE Healthcare offers product and clinical education to help you and your team stay sharp. From intensive technical and clinical product training to our extensive continuing education opportunities for technologists and radiologists, we can help you meet your training needs, online and onsite.

Supporting Materials

*Definium 656 HD is a commercial configuration of the Discovery XR656 HD

1. Source: GE whitepaper : High resolution for improved visualization (DOC2045904)
2. "A paediatric X-ray exposurechart"; Stephen P Knight; Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 2014
3. Table weight limit: 400kg/882 lb static and 320kg/705 lb dynamic (elevating)
4. Service and education offers may vary by country, check with your local representative