Gamma Camera Software Platform
Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc, Tustin, Calif, introduces e.soft™ 3.5, a software platform designed to enhance performance and workflow for the t.cam™ Signature Series variable angle, dual-detector gamma camera system. Version 3.5 features: quality control activity to motion correct data acquired via Profile Attenuation Correction; Broker Activity to simplify the integration of third-party applications into the e.soft environment; dual monitor support; interactive print and save functions; three-slice and multi-modality slice display capabilities; and Segami NeuroGam optional software for 3-D comparisons of SPECT and PET brain scans. (800) 421-1968; www.medical.toshiba.com .
Flat-Panel Mammography Display
Planar Systems Inc, Beaverton, Ore, has received 510(k) clearance to market its flat-panel Dome® C5i system for displaying and viewing mammograms. The 5MP Dome C5i system provides 3,061 distinct, displayable gray shades for precise calibration to DICOM standards. Due to its brightness, the Dome C5i can work equally well in bright areas as it does in dark radiology reading rooms. The monitor automatically calibrates with Dome CXtra™ software to stay in conformance with DICOM standards. Dome CXtra warns users of any deviation from DICOM parameters and produces detailed log information for auditing purposes. All Dome CXtra’s quality-assurance functionality can be viewed and managed remotely. (781) 895-1155; www.planar.com .
Royal Philips Electronics, Andover, Mass, introduces the Precedence SPECT/CT System, a hybrid SPECT with multi-slice diagnostic CT system. The Precedence SPECT/CT system, which can be easily upgraded and integrated with other imaging modalities, provides fused SPECT and CT data sets, as well as individual data sets, in an advanced user-centered work environment. It provides registered SPECT and CT images, individual SPECT and CT images, and attenuation-corrected nuclear medicine images. The Precedence system can be used to identify tumors, analyze appropriate treatment, deliver therapy to destroy target cells, and assess treatment effectiveness. (888) 647-4285; www.medical.philips.com .
Monochrome Multi-Modality Flat Panel
Quest International Inc, Irvine, Calif, offers the ME213L 2MP, 21.3-inch monochrome LCD monitor with digital and analog interfaces. The monitor can be used in portrait (1200 x 1600 pixels) or landscape (1600 x 1200 pixels) modes. The ME213L provides a bright, high-contrast resolution image. The LCD features a wide viewing angle, a 10-bit gray-scale display, a maximum luminance of 1500 cd/m2, and a calibrated luminance of 410 cd/m2. (949) 581-9900; www.questinc.com .
Portable Cassette Identification Tool
Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, Wayne, NJ, offers the Konica Minolta Xpress Portable Assistant, a lightweight, handheld examination and cassette identification tool for performing CR tests at the point of patient care. Available with a cradle and stylus, the Xpress Portable Assistant features a built-in bar-code reader and touch-screen control with a keypad. Patient examinations are downloaded into the device from the Xpress CR Control Station (CS-1) Modality Worklist. Upon completion, plate registration can be uploaded back to any CS-1 Control Station in the network for immediate plate processing and confirmation. (973) 633-1500; www.medical.konicaminolta.com .
Multi-Media Dry Imager
Codonics, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, offers the Horizon® Ci multi-media dry imager, a desktop dry film imager that produces high diagnostic quality medical film, as well as color and grayscale paper images. The Horizon Ci imager weighs 66 lbs and can print up to 100 films per hour. Features include: automatic calibration using a built-in densitometer; a large, backlit LCD display; status lights that indicate online, alert, fault, active power, and menu navigation buttons; 256 MB of memory; and a 16KB smart card for configuration data storage. (800) 444-1198; www.codonics.com .