Optima™ MR430s from GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wis, has introduced the FDA-cleared Optima™ MR430s musculoskeletal magnetic resonance system. The scanner offers a 1.5T magnet and is intended for imaging the arm, including elbow, wrist, and hand; or the leg, including knee, ankle, and foot. The system has gradients that deliver 70mT/m of strength and 300T/m/s of slew rate. Short echo spacing and high signal-to-noise ratio enable high resolution and sharp images. Patients are able to sit in a padded chair beside the scanner while it operates, which removes tasks such as positioning the patient and managing anxiety. The system also has a small physical footprint: approximately 222 square feet.

www.gehealthcare.com (800) 886-0815

IPIX e-Series Computers from Datalux Corp

Datalux Corp, Winchester, Va, introduces the IPIX e-Series computers. The computers are designed for use in hospital point-of-care applications and for integration into other medical equipment. The IPIX e-Series is completely sealed and includes an Intel Atom processor and 19″ display. The computers can be used as a stand-alone PC or operated as a virtual desktop in a client-server environment. Patented Datalux technology channels heat away from critical internal components allowing the IPIX e-Series to operate without fans for cooling, eliminating the need for vents that can collect and transport germs. All molded plastic parts contain an antimicrobial additive that releases silver ions when bacteria contact the surface of the computer. These ions interact with the bacteria to prevent it from spreading, multiplying, or surviving. Other features include five USB ports, RS-232, integrated stereo speakers, and an optional built-in camera and microphone.

www.datalux.com (800) 328-2589

Aero DR from Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, Wayne, NJ, unveils its new wireless DR system, Aero DR. The flat panel detector incorporates Konica Minolta’s cesium iodide scintillator that has ultra-high detector quantum efficiency for high-quality images even with the minimum x-ray dose exposure. The lightweight wireless Aero DR panel weighs only 6.3 pounds and incorporates a unique battery design for extended life and short charge cycles. The system improves workflow with an in-room subconsole, which delivers the ability to control imaging parameters at the patient bedside. Aero DR provides either a universal fit solution for converting existing analog rooms to digital suites, or a full room radiography solution when combined with a new x-ray purchase.

www.medical.konicaminolta.us (800) 934-1034

Auto-IMT from Toshiba America Medical Systems

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc, Tustin, Calif, introduces Auto-IMT, an ultrasound software tool that can measure the thickness of the intima-media layers of the carotid artery, for evaluating an asymptomatic patient’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The software, which is used on Toshiba’s Xario XG ultrasound system (pictured), can determine the thickness of the near and far arterial walls from three segments of the carotid artery, traces the two complementary planes automatically, and calculates the distance between them.

www.medical.toshiba.com (800) 421-1968

Xpress.PET from UltraSPECT Ltd

The FDA has cleared the Xpress.PET whole body PET application from Auburndale, Mass-based UltraSPECT Ltd. The application is based on the UltraSPECT Wide-Beam Reconstruction technology that enables reduced radiopharmaceutical dose and acquisition time without compromising image quality. Benefits of Xpress.PET include reduced PET acquisition time to 15 minutes for a whole body FDG PET/CT scan, reduced injection dose, improved image signal-to-noise ratio, enhanced patient throughput, and greater patient comfort during scanning.

www.ultraspect.com (888) 927-7226

Visualization Table from Sectra

Sectra, Shelton, Conn, presents the latest version of its Orthopaedic PACS solution with a new visualization table. The table is a multi-touch screen that enables multiple users to collaborate and interact with the large-size 3D images generated by MR and CT scanners. The solution allows physicians to set the care strategy in multitrauma cases, in addition to improving workflow and decision-making efficiency. The table can also act as a platform for medical education and clinical conferences.

www.sectra.com (203) 925-0899

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