APEX Surgical Lighting from Philips Burton

The APEX surgical lighting solutions from Philips Burton, Chatsworth, Calif, have a 4200 Kelvin color temperature and a 95 CRI, creating high-intensity, pure white lighting. APEX features a durable arm system that offers drift-free operation and unlimited arm rotation. Products also include a convenient center handle for a smooth focus and a sterilizable handle that locks into position with one hand. The handle is easily adjustable and helps prevent the spread of germs and bacteria in health care facilities. APEX features a multi-bulb design that eliminates the need for back-up systems in single source lights, internal heat shields to ensure low heat output, and continuous dimming adjustments from the control panel. The product is available in single- and dual-ceiling mounts.

www.burtonmedical.com (818) 709-3484

ACUSON SC2000 1.6 from Siemens Healthcare

Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, Pa, recently showcased the 1.6 release of its ACUSON SC2000™ volume imaging ultrasound system. The ACUSON SC2000 system is the only system that delivers the same detail resolution across the entire image without sacrificing frame rates. The ACUSON SC2000 system exclusively features the eSie Measure™ Workflow Acceleration package, which provides fully automated measurements for routine echo exams. eSieScan™ workflow protocols were integrated into the system to streamline exam workflows on both the user and entire lab levels. These protocols bring higher reproducibility and quality standards to the echocardiography workflow by increasing the consistency of results and ensuring that exams are complete. eSieScan workflow protocols are customizable according to user or department requirements.

www.siemens.com/healthcare (800) 888-7436

T-Quest from MEDX Inc

MEDX Inc, Arlington Heights, Ill, introduces the T-Quest compact gamma camera. The FDA-cleared T-Quest includes enhanced thyroid imaging and now features expanded imaging capabilities to perform parathyroid, sentinel node, MUGA, gastric emptying, hepatobiliary, bone spots, and other small organ studies. The camera provides high-quality imaging capabilities and the freedom to perform long duration time/activity studies. Its minimized focal distance and mm/pixel ratio offer quality image resolution. The system requires less than 8 square feet of floor space and features a 6-inch field of view and lightweight collimators, which can be changed by hand. The T-Quest works in conjunction with the NuQuest acquisition and processing computer providing a stand-alone system. The software features customizable imaging acquisition protocols along with a host of general nuclear image processing tools.

www.medx-inc.com (800) 323-6339

GEM Suite from GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wis, recently received FDA clearance for the GEM Suite (Geometry Embracing Method) of surface coils designed for use with the Optima MR450w 1.5T wide bore magnetic resonance imaging system (pictured). GEM Suite helps technologists reposition patients less often and cover more anatomy, provides radiologists more clinical options, and can give administrators more efficiency through higher throughput and system utilization. The GEM Suite comprises a set of receive-only radio frequency surface coils including the Express Table and GEM Posterior Array, the GEM Head & Neck Unit, the GEM Anterior Array, the GEM Peripheral Vascular/Lower Extremity Array, and GEM Flex Coils. The GEM coils can be used individually or combined to provide head-to-toe patient coverage. The GEM suite enables automatic selection of the configuration that best fits the selected region of interest. It includes a total 205 cm scanning range.

www.gehealthcare.com (800) 886-0815

PACS with Intel Xeon Processor from Carestream Health

Carestream Health, Rochester, NY, has begun testing the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 product family in its image management, archiving, and distribution systems. These tests indicate that the new processors can equip Carestream Health’s PACS and SuperPACS Architecture to deliver responsive access to a larger number of users per server. The processors can also reduce operating expenses by minimizing the number of servers required for data-intensive PACS applications. Carestream’s PACS and SuperPACS Architecture are scalable systems designed to deliver responsive, concurrent access to medical imaging exams and reports by multiple clinicians at on-site and remote locations. Preliminary tests of the processor in the Carestream systems indicated an increase of 1.28 more frames per second.

www.carestream.com (888) 777-2072

IntelliSpace Event Management from Philips

Philips Healthcare, Andover, Mass, recently released the alert notification solution IntelliSpace Event Management, which helps to address “alarm fatigue,” or recurrent hospital staff dismissal of patient device alarms. The solution gathers clinical data from various patient monitoring devices, escalates the most critical and relevant patient information, and then delivers that information to a provider’s handheld device of choice for clinician response. The platform provides expanded clinical support to manage disparate care system alerts. IntelliSpace Event Management adds a configurable historical database that enhances the care team’s ability to access information that can improve workflow and increase efficiencies. The introduction of virtualization capabilities also enables the solution to be more effectively integrated into hospital IT infrastructure.

www.philips.com (800) 229-6417

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