FFDM-Approved Imagers

FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA Inc, Stamford, Conn, announces that its DryPix dry laser imagers have received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for use with full-field digital mammography (FFDM).  Designed with a 50-micron pixel resolution and high (3.60) maximum density capability, Fuji’s DryPix laser imagers and dry laser imaging films ensure high-quality images. With throughput of up to 240 films per hour, Fuji’s DryPix imagers are suited for high-volume, centralized imaging environments that demand high-speed printing.  In addition, they can accommodate multiple film sizes, including 8″ x 10″ and 10″ x 12″ films specifically required for FFDM printing. (800) 431-1850; www.fujimed.com.

Calibration Feedback System

Image Systems Corp, Minnetonka, Minn, announces the CFS (Calibration Feedback System), a local and network addressable display calibration system for use with the Image Systems 2MP, 3MP, and 5MP grayscale AMLCD display solutions. CFS features hands-free calibration; DICOM conformance; multi-monitor support; local and/or network support; background backlight stability verification; documentation and adjustment; and remote access for conformance checking and calibration. The boards are designed with support for Windows and Linux based applications.  (952) 935-1171 ext 263; www. imagesystemscorp.com.

CT Tubes

Dunlee, Aurora, Ill, introduces the new DA-200 series tubes for GE CT systems.  Dunlee’s DA-200 CT tube is a direct replacement for GE LightSpeed QX/i and HiSpeed CT/i CT systems. The DA-200 Pro is a direct replacement tube for GE HiSpeed NX/i, NX/i Pro, and Xi Pro CT systems. The DA-200 Ultra is a direct replacement tube for GE LightSpeed 16, Ultra, Plus, LightSpeed CVCT CT Systems, and Discovery ST and Discovery LS PET/CT Systems. Dunlee tubes also feature a high performance bearing assembly, which produces quiet operation and exceptional tube life, particularly in subsecond CT applications. All DA-200 tube housings incorporate a proprietary heat exchanger for quick cooling and maximum patient throughput. (800) 238-3780; www.dunlee.com.

Web-Based Inventory Management System

InnerSpace Corp, Grand Rapids, Mich, offers the spaceTRAXTM, a web-based inventory management system for interventional and cardiac cath departments. SpaceTRAX is a secure application that uses the bar-code information already in place on packaged medical products to manage inventory. Items are added or removed by scanning the manufacturer-printed bar code. Bar codes are instantly matched to the spaceTRAX product database via the Internet. (800) 467-7224; www.spacetrax.com.

Radiology Information System

medQ, Dallas, announces the commercial release of Q/ris 3.0, which uses a three-tier architecture and promotes component-based implementations in which reporting and advanced features can be purchased as needed. Q/ris 3.0 is HIPAA and IHE compliant and communicates in both HL7 and DICOM formats. Clients run on Microsoft Windows 2000/XP. Servers operate on Windows Server 2000/2003 running SQL Server. (214) 221-6330; www.medQ.com.

Single-bracket Needle Guidance System

CIVCO Medical Instruments, Kalona, Iowa, now offers a single-angle bracket needle guidance system compatible with Medison C2-5EL or C5-2EL ultrasound transducers. Utilizing a two-part system in which a disposable needle guide is attached to a nonsterile, reusable biopsy bracket, the needle guide offers a fixed path designed to optimize visualization of instrument placement in biopsy procedures. The MAGGI II Plus” needle guide snaps onto the bracket and forms a comprehensive tool to provide physicians with the enhanced ability to perform ultrasound-guided procedures. (319) 656-4447; www.civco.com.