New Products for the Imaging Industry

3Di Cloud-based 3D/4D Visualization Solution from Shina Systems

Shina Systems, Caesariea, Israel, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its 3Di medical imaging advanced (3D/4D) visualization software. The cloud-based solution downloads over the Internet and provides a full suite of image processing and clinical analysis applications on any PC. Features include general multimodality 3D reformations (MPR, MIP, Volume Rendering, and related techniques), cardiac CT analysis, CT calcium scoring (WIP), virtual colonoscopy, and PET/CT fusion (WIP). With its thin client architecture, 3Di allows medical imaging studies to be securely shared among hospitals, physicians, and patients with HIPAA compliance. The 3Di solution has no upfront costs, but instead has pay-per-use pricing that uses a facility?s existing hardware and networks.


ACUSON X300 PE Ultrasound System from Siemens

Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, Pa, has introduced its ACUSON X300? Premium Edition (PE) ultrasound platform. The Acuson X300 PE is a compact, portable, OB/GYN imaging solution that features B-mode, color Doppler, PW Doppler, and 3D/4D imaging. It also offers Dynamic TCE? tissue contrast enhancement technology and TGO? tissue grayscale optimization technology. Physicians can utilize one-button optimization of B-mode images, which may shorten exam time, reduce repetitive motion, and provide greater consistency between users. The Acuson X300 also includes fourSight? 4D imaging technology, which enables streamlined, intuitive workflow and advanced acquisition, data rendering, and postprocessing functionality for trans-abdominal and endovaginal 3D/4D exams.

(888) 826-9702

FDR AcSelerate System from FUJIFILM

FUJIFILM Medical Systems, Stamford, Conn, has received FDA clearance for its Fuji Digital Radiography (FDR) AcSelerate system. The FDR AcSelerate is a fully automated digital table and upright system that includes unique design elements and fast image cycle times to help imaging departments increase efficiency and maximize productivity. The AcSelerate system uses an amorphous selenium technology that is coupled with advanced image processing for improved clarity, sharpness, and contrast. The AcSelerate also features a dose area product meter (DAP) that is available for monitoring patient dose per exam and total dose per study. In addition, a fully automated table and upright system can be properly positioned for almost any general radiography exam with a single button. The unit provides image preview in 2 seconds with cycle times of 4 seconds. There is also a new FDX console workstation that can alert technologists when exams are ready to expose.

(800) 431-1850

EHR-M3 CR Mammography Screen from Carestream Health

Carestream Health Inc, Rochester, NY, is launching its new EHR-M3 screen for its CR mammography imaging systems. The EHR-M3 features reduced noise and a higher detector quantum efficiency (DQE) for improved image quality. The new screen is designed to replace previous screens used with DIRECTVIEW CR Mammography Systems that are equipped with the company?s Mammography Feature. The Mammography Feature is now available in Canada, Europe, South America, Australia, Asia, and other regions of the world where approved for use. The EHR-M3 screen offers a 20% reduction in noise and is now included in the company?s mammography cassettes in both 18 x 24 cm (8 x 10 inch) and 24 x 30 cm (10 x 12 inch) sizes. In addition, the new screen is compatible with thousands of existing DIRECTVIEW CR 850/950/975 and DIRECTVIEW Classic and Elite CR systems currently used for mammography applications.

(800) 328-2910

eTRAX Ultrasound Needle Guidance System from CIVCO

CIVCO, Kalona, Iowa, introduces eTRAX? needle guidance system with real-time image-guided navigation.?eTRAX features an electromagnetic sensor embedded into the needle tip. The technology gives physicians a more dynamic and accurate tool for tracking the tip of a needle during real-time image-guided navigation. eTRAX consists of a two-part coaxial system with a reusable nonsterile .9 mm sensor and a sterile, disposable needle that has a trocar sheath. When fully assembled, the sensor is positioned in the enclosed tip of the needle. A sterile CIV-Flex? cover ensures sterility once the needle handle locks together. eTRAX is designed for safe and easy access to difficult targets during ablations, core tissue biopsies, drainage, fluid aspirations, therapeutic delivery, vascular access, and anesthesia. The system is also designed to be compatible with ultrasounds from leading equipment manufacturers.

(800) 445-6741

Viamo Laptop Ultrasound System from Toshiba

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Tustin, Calif, has received FDA clearance for its Viamo? laptop ultrasound system. The Viamo is a hand-carried ultrasound that combines the portability of a laptop system with advanced radiology features. Viamo may be used in a range of procedures, including vascular, bariatric, OB/GYN, and various emergency department exams. It features high-end image quality and color flow that is comparable to that of larger, more expensive cart-based systems. The unit includes a touch-screen interface that is programmable in panel or tablet modes. Viamo is also capable of interchanging Toshiba transducers while using its transportation pole, improving productivity and flexibility while saving health care costs through reducing the need to purchase multiple transducers.

(800) 421-1968

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