Imaging and Information System
ComMedica Ltd, Woking, UK, has launched its I-PACS system, an integrated solution for medical imaging technology and radiology information systems. I-PACS allows imaging centers and hospitals to manage the entire process of patient care, from booking appointments to delivery of diagnosis, within a single, fully Web-based, open standards architecture solution. The I-PACS system is a platform-independent solution that helps streamline imaging work-flow processes, cut film-based costs, and realize significant return on investment. +44 (0)870 240 3307; www.commedica.com .
Intelligent Ultrasound System
Philips Medical Systems, Bothell, Wash, has launched the Philips iU22 intelligent ultrasound system. The iU22 features: an ergonomic scanning environment, which includes a fully articulating control panel, lighter transducer cables, iCOMMAND voice recognition, one-button intelligent optimization, and angled, easy-access transducer connectors; an adjustable monitor that features LCD flat-screen technology; Explora high-performance transducers for maximum acoustics; and optimal array configurations and ultrahigh frequencies, which provide details of small parts and suspicious breast lesions. The iU22 system can perform examinations in 2D, 3D, and real-time 4D. (800) 229-6417; www.medical.philips.com .
Robust CD/DVD-ROM Appliances
Procom Technology Inc, Irvine, Calif, has added an enterprise-class model, the DataFORCE 800R, to its DataFORCE line of CD/DVD-ROM appliances. The DataFORCE 800R provides up to two terabytes of RAID-5 protected storage and data access 220 times faster than optical media. It supports Windows, Linux, Macintosh, UNIX, and Novell NetWare, and connects all users on the network, allowing for cross-platform access and file sharing. The DataFORCE 800R enables CD recording over the network, creation on the hard drive of a virtual copy of the CD image for enhanced data protection, CD and DVD caching from any workstation on the network, and writable partitions for individual users’ data. It features hot-swappable power supplies, fans, and hard drives. (800) 800-8600; www.procom.com .
Compact Computer Pole Cart
AFC Industries Inc, College Point, NY, introduces the Pole Cart computer workstation. Designed for maximum portability and user comfort, the Pole Cart is built around a space-saving single upright support and features a 26.5-inch diameter footprint and 72-inch height. It also features an adjustable monitor, keyboard, CPU, writing platform, and handles, which can be adjusted and rotated completely around the support. The Pole Cart can be customized in a variety of dimensions and colors, and accessorized with an optional writing platform, dual monitor bracket, and handles. (800) 663-3412; www.afcindustries.com .
Varian Medical Systems Inc, Palo Alto, Calif, introduces a ring and tandem applicator for treating cervical and uterine cancer with high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy. Made of titanium, the applicator is small and stable, and is fully compatible with computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems. The applicator can be used with Varian’s VariSource and GammaMed models of HDR brachytherapy afterloads. (800) 544-4636; www.varian.com .
Low-Rate Financing Program
IBM, White Plains, NY, is offering low-rate financingas low as 3.25%for qualified customers in the United States, Canada, and select Latin American countries though IBM Global Financing. Low-rate financing is available for the following IBM products: IBM PCs, xSeries, iSeries, pSeries, and zSeries 800 Model eServers, TotalStorage Solutions, Retail Store Systems, printers, software, and services. Customers may also qualify for even lower rates on select iSeries eServer upgrades. (800) 426-3889; www.ibm.com/financing .