ACUSON P300 Ultrasound System from Siemens
Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, Pa, expands its ultrasound portfolio with the ACUSON P300 system, a portable device designed for a wide variety of clinical settings. The ACUSON P300 system offers 13 multifrequency transducers for high clinical versatility. The system also features advanced image optimization technologies to support both routine and specialty application needs, and offers 18 MHz high-frequency imaging capability. The ACUSON P300 system includes advanced image optimization tools such as panoramic imaging, speckle reduction, and spatial compounding, which optimize the imaging data automatically, thus improving diagnostic confidence and supporting efficient clinical workflow. It comes with 13 transducers, including specialty laparoscopic and intraoperative probes for interventional procedures.
www.siemens.com/healthcare (800) 888-7436
Wolf’s High Fashion Eyewear from Wolf X-Ray
Wolf X-Ray Corp, Deer Park, NY, introduces Wolf’s “High Fashion” Leaded X-Ray Protective Eyewear for medical, dental, and veterinary use. Wolf’s High Fashion Eyewear allows doctors, technicians, and assistants to showcase their individual personality while protecting the radio-sensitive cells of the eye. Styles include silver plaid, brown lattice, superstar, and black zebra. These designer frames provide 0.75 mm lead equivalency protection (+/- 0.05) and weigh as little as 2.1 ounces.
www.wolfxray.com (800) 356-9729
Gel-Block from Vascular Solutions
Vascular Solutions Inc, Minneapolis, has launched its Gel-Block embolization pledgets in the United States for use in the treatment of hypervascular tumors and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Gel-Block consists of preformed, radially compressed, and precisely sized pledgets of gelatin foam that are packaged into ready-to-use tubes for delivery through standard catheters to occlude flow. Gel-Block was designed to meet the needs of interventional radiologists who until now have been required to cut and roll sheets of gelatin foam to form pledgets for embolization procedures due to the lack of an available premade gelatin embolization pledget. Gel-Block is available in three sizes, which are matched for delivery through standard catheters with inner diameters as small as 0.021″.
www.vasc.com (888) 240-6001
Vita XE CR Imaging System from Carestream
Carestream, Rochester, NY, has launched its new Vita XE CR Imaging System. The tabletop computed radiography system produces diagnostic-quality images at a speed of 60+ plates per hour and is an ideal fit for smaller hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, and private practices. All Vita systems are designed to produce diagnostic images immediately with the option of completing image optimization easily according to user preference. The Vita XE offers a variety of options to enhance productivity and satisfy specialized imaging needs. These options include long-length imaging, CD/DVD output, modality worklist, Image Suite mini-PACS software, and dental panoramic module. Users also can purchase Carestream’s DIRECTVIEW Total Quality Tool (a phantom test kit, user guide, and analysis software) to eliminate the need for expensive third-party quality certification testing.
www.carestream.com (888) 777-2072
OTC12 Series from Del Medical
Del Medical, Roselle, Ill, introduces the 2012 OTC12 Over Head Tube Crane Series and Radiographic Suite. The OTC12 Series is a result of a multiyear engineering and design makeover offering extended telescopic travel, touch screen display, and vertical auto tracking capabilities to the x-ray table and wall stand. When configured with Del Medical’s EV800 Elevating Table and VS300 Wall Stand, the new OTC12 Suite will meet the needs of the most demanding hospitals, imaging centers, and orthopedic or high patient volume medical practices.
www.delmedical.com (800) 261-9808
OrthoPACS from Merge Healthcare
Merge Healthcare Inc, Chicago, has released Merge OrthoPACS, a comprehensive image management and digital templating solution for orthopedics. Merge OrthoPACS lets orthopedic surgeons access images taken at multiple locations in a single viewer, diagnose from anywhere at anytime, plan for surgery with digital templating, and securely archive studies. Orthopedic-specific workflows are built into Merge OrthoPACS, from clinic use to the operating room. The Merge OrthoPACS zero-footprint client viewer can be the sole viewer for an orthopedic practice. That means reading images will be no different whether a surgeon reads from their workstation, iPad, or another device. The Merge OrthoPACS viewer provides access to presurgical templating, including advanced measurements and automated hip templating.
www.merge.com (877) 446-3743
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