New Products for the Imaging Industry

IMIXhorizon SomaRad DR System from IMIX Americas

The new IMIXhorizon SomaRad Digital Radiography System from IMIX Americas, Sterling, Va, is ideal for smaller facilities that require a compact, affordable DR solution but do not want to sacrifice image quality and productivity. This high-quality general radiography system features fully motorized positioning and remote control functionality. It requires only 8 feet of ceiling height clearance, making it ideal for smaller clinics. The SomaRad is part of the company’s growing family of high-quality DR systems. IMIX Americas also recently introduced new workstation software, the first to allow seamless integration of CCD, CR, and flat panel components. Designed for all IMIX Americas’ DR products, the software offers intuitive graphical workflow from patient entry through exam planning and image analysis. With integrated generator and detector control, the software features touch-screen operation, professional image viewer, multiexam positioning guide, integrated HIS/RIS communication, and CR reader control, among other capabilities.

(888) IMIX RAD
www.imixadr.com


Quadro FX 5800 from NVIDIA

Offering up to 240 CUDA programmable parallel core and the industry’s first 4GB of graphics memory, the Quadro FX 5800 from NVIDIA, Santa Clara, Calif, includes advanced features that allow massive datasets to be viewed beyond traditional 3D. The product features interactive 4D modeling with time lapse capabilities, memory bandwidth of up to 102 GB per second, fill rates that exceed 52 billion texels per second, and geometry performance of 300 million triangles per second. The system also includes support for next-generation OpenGL and Microsoft DirectX 10 applications and advanced multisystem, multidevice visualization environments with Quadro G-Sync II. Quadro FX 5800 is designed with advanced textured graphics capabilities that enable medical devices to provide 3D radiosurgical target visualization, according to the company. It also comes with true 10-bit color. The Quadro FX 5800 graphics board has an MSRP of $3,499.

(408) 486-2000
www.nvidia.com


SonixTOUCH from Ultrasonix

Canada-based Ultrasonix Medical Corp recently introduced to the US market a compact, portable diagnostic ultrasound system developed around the third-generation OpenSONIX platform. The SonixTOUCH ultrasound imaging system is capable of generating premium-level image quality, according to the company. Completely touchscreen- driven, and therefore allowing for a reconfigurable user interface, the system can be configured for virtually any ultrasound application and use model. Advanced imaging features include pulse inversion harmonics, transmit/receive spatial compounding, panoramic imaging, real-time 3D imaging, and elastography imaging. SonixTOUCH can be configured to image as a premium B&W only system, or it can be configured to image as a full-featured premium system with all the advanced imaging modes. The system features three active transducer ports, an optional 1.5-hour battery for mobile applications, and 802.11b/g wireless connectivity.

(866) 437-9508
www.ultrasonix.com


NovaRIS/NovaPACS 7.1 from NovaRad

Rapid scroll speeds, series hanging protocols, quick viewing of huge data sets, new transcription module, scheduler, and preliminary listening of reports by referring physicians are all included in NovaRad Corp’s NovaRIS/NovaPACS 7.1. The American Fork, Utah-based company has made the combined radiology system available to help hospitals, imaging centers, and clinics improve reading and scheduling efficiencies to increase productivity. The latest release includes a number of new hanging protocol automated functions including automatic comparative and single study display, series start in a cine, MPR or other advanced format, and study duplication to ease manipulation and viewing in different windows or levels. Running on the same open source platform, the Web-based system was developed with seamless integration and speed installation in mind. Additional enhancements include customizable series display settings, new controls for faster scrolling speeds, and series notifiers on thumbnails to indicate open studies.

(801) 642-1001
www.novapacs.com


PACSHealth Monitoring Tool from PACSHealth

Developed to improve radiology department efficiency and data accuracy, PACSHealth 2.5 from PACSHealth LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz, is a Mission Critical clinical application monitoring tool that provides a real-time global PACS monitoring dashboard. It has the functionality to identify and report internal database and RIS/PACS data consistency errors, and it implements a userfocused Audit log/HIPAA transact ion r epor t ing engine to allow full disclosure of all system events. Furthermore, it let users proactively monitor their PACS’ health, as well as identify possibly erroneous data before it reaches a clinical settings. New features in this latest edition of PACSHealth include PACSHealth Alerts, an enhanced e-mail notification tool; PACSHealth Score, based on weighted contributions from system- and user-caused anomalies; and Three Tier Security Access.

(877) 977-1457
www.pacshealth.com


Durabook D15RP from GammaTech Computer

“Born to be rugged” is a motto that GammaTech Computer Corp, Fremont, Calif, has given to its newest laptop. Tough enough to meet military standards, the Durabook D15RP laptop offers users a passed simulated drop/shock/spill test along with a one smart card socket for identity protection. This Intel-based laptop has a magnesium alloy case, which is 20 times stronger than the ABS plastic. Users need not worry about inadvertent spills or accidental drops because the technology sports a spill-resistant keyboard, touchpad, and buttons. An antishock mounting design protects the LCD screen and hard disk drive from damage and data loss, and double protection smart battery circuitry prevents damage caused by current or voltage surges and overheating. It has a 15.4-inch WXGA/ WXGA plus 1280 by 800 resolution, with a 1.3 megapixel webcam and an integrated four in one media card reader.

(510) 492-0828
www.gammatechusa.com