d03a.JPG (12337 bytes)MR Mobile Solution from Medrad
Medrad Inc (Indianola, Pa) has designed an MR Mobile Solution accessory kit that enables its Spectris Solaris MR Injection System to be safely transported inside MR trailers. Available in early 2004, the solution adapts Spectris Solaris to the mobile environment with three features. First is a durable injector head pad that secures the injector head during transport. Second is a retractable stand clamp that secures the pedestal and folds against the wall when not in use. And third is a wall placard with concise instructions on how to use the injector mobile mount mechanism. Customers can purchase the MR Mobile Solution kit in combination with a new Spectris Solaris unit or separately. The kit is compatible with most major mobile trailer manufacturers and is configured for the latest mobile MR scanners.
800-MEDRAD1 • www.medrad.com

d03a.JPG (12337 bytes)Ultra-Fast Dry Film Imager from Sony
Sony Medical Products (Park Ridge, NJ) recently released its FilmStation dry film imager that offers some of the top speed, image quality, and flexibility in the industry’s smallest footprint. Delivering high-resolution images in 4,096 shades of gray, the FilmStation system uses a new thermal print head and new blue thermal film specifically engineered for the system. With its compact size (25 x 10 x 27 inches), the FilmStation can stand upright directly under a desktop. Plus, two FilmStation systems can be linked together to generate as many as 130 films per hour.
800-686-SONY • www.sony.com/medical

d03a.JPG (12337 bytes)d03a.JPG (12337 bytes)20- and 21-Inch Monitors from NEC-Mitsubishi
NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc (Itasca, Ill) has extended its line of professional-level NEC MultiSync LCD 80 Series monitors with new ultra–thin-frame models. The NEC MultiSync LCD2080UX+ is 20 inches; the LCD2180UX is 21 inches. The monitors offer a native resolution of 1600×1200 at 60Hz, a high brightness of 250 cd/m2, and a contrast ratio of 400:1 on the LCD2080UX+ and 500:1 on the LCD2180UX. Other features include automatic black level adjustment, a height-adjustable stand, pivot capabilities, and touch/protective glass integration. Available as of this month, the monitors are backed by a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty as well as 24/7 technical support.
888-NEC-MITS • www.necmitsubishi.com

d03a.JPG (12337 bytes)RIS-PACS Integrated Workflow from Misys
Misys Healthcare Systems (Tucson, Ariz) offers RIS-centric workflow with nearly any PACS system on the market, without requiring a broker. The Misys PACS Integration Module (Misys PIM) helps deliver image management services, eliminates the PACS broker, offers DICOM services, and supports IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) guidelines. Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif) is an integrated delivery network that is the first beta site to pilot test Misys PIM.
866-MISYS-US • www.misyshealthcare.com

d03a.JPG (12337 bytes)GE CT Replacement Tubes from Dunlee
Dunlee (Aurora, Ill), a division of Philips Medical Systems, now offers the DA-200 series of tubes for direct replacement of GE Medical Systems’ LightSpeed QX/i and HiSpeed CT/i CT systems. The DA-200 Pro series are direct replacement tubes for GE HiSpeed NX/i, NX/i Pro, and Xi Pro CT systems. And the DA-200 Ultra series are direct replacement tubes for GE LightSpeed 16, Ultra, and Plus; LightSpeed CVCT CT systems; and Discovery ST and Discovery LS PET/CT systems. All three series meet or exceed OEM warranties as well as specifications for form, fit, and function. The DA-200 tubes are rated to 6.3 MHU. Other features include a high-efficiency stator motor, which provides quick anode start-up.
800-238-3780 • www.dunlee.com

d03a.JPG (12337 bytes)d03a.JPG (12337 bytes)Medical Imaging Displays from Planar
Planar Systems Inc (Beaverton, Ore) is expanding its line of flat-panel displays for the medical market with ADARA QX, a family of referral-quality grayscale displays calibrated to the DICOM standards and intended for general medical viewing. Geared toward radiologists, internists, and ER physicians (i.e., health care professionals requiring a cost-effective platform for review of quality grayscale images), the ADARA line features the ADARA Q2 two-megapixel and ADARA Q3 three-megapixel displays. The QX line is equipped with Planar’s CXTRA ADARA Edition software for DICOM calibration and enterprise management.
866-475-2627 • www.planar.com