SoftVue Whole Breast Ultrasound Tomography System from Delphinus
The FDA-cleared SoftVue ultrasound tomography system from Delphinus Medical Technologies, Plymouth, Mich, provides diagnostic imaging of the entire breast without the risk of radiation exposure. The first system on the market to receive and transmit ultrasound signals using ring transducer technology, SoftVue captures signals traveling through the breast, as well as from all directions surrounding it. Most ultrasound systems are only able to receive echoes returning toward the linear transducer. The exam requires each breast to be suspended in warm water for 1 to 2 minutes, posing minimal discomfort. The system also produces a uniform, holistic image with guaranteed clarity independent of user experience or technique.
(734) 233-3088; www.delphinusmt.com
Sonimage P3 Handheld Ultrasound from Konica Minolta
The first ultrasound product from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, Wayne, NJ, allows clinicians to bring imaging to the point of care. Palm-sized and weighing less than 14 ounces, the Sonimage P3 can be carried in a lab coat or worn around the neck for use in triage or outpatient environments. Useful for fetal and pregnancy assessments, and abdominal, lung, and pelvic examinations, the device comes with B-mode, M-mode, Doppler, and other presets. The P3 can be used as a stand-alone system or linked to a Windows-based PC, laptop, or tablet. Sonimage View software allows offline image review and storage. The device also comes with a high-resolution touchscreen, interchangeable transducers, and a 4GB data card.
(973) 633-1500; www.medical.konicaminolta.us
RADREX-i Wireless Single-Panel DR X-Ray System from Toshiba
The FDA-cleared RADREX-i wireless single-panel DR system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Tustin, Calif, is an updated version of the company’s x-ray system. Versatile and lightweight, the RADREX can be positioned close to the body for enhanced image quality. Designed for out-of-bucky imaging, the system enables easy access to the hands, wrists, forearms, and feet, as well as patients in wheelchairs or on gurneys. Features include RexProtect dose savings technology, RexSpeed workflow automation tools, and RexView image preview to enhance point-of-care decision-making.
(800) 421-1968; www.medical.toshiba.com.
CR 12-X Tabletop Digital Radiography System from Agfa
Suitable for general radiography, orthopedic, and chiropractic applications, and full leg and spine imaging, the CR 12-X tabletop system from Agfa Healthcare, Greenville, SC, is intended as a cost-effective solution for private practices and clinics transitioning to digital radiography. Compact and appropriate for mobile applications, the system offers 60 plates-per-hour throughput and a single slot for 14 x 17 inch cassettes. Users can control speed and resolution according to the needs of the exam. Designed for use with Agfa’s NX workflow software, the CR 12-X also includes MUSICA software to automatically process images and reduce manual intervention by the technologist.
(864) 421-1600; www.AgfaHealthCare.com
RT Pro Workflow Features from Siemens
This FDA-cleared package of features from Siemens Healthcare, Washington, DC, enhances the radiation oncology workflow for the Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS Open CT simulator, accommodating large patients, those with metal implants, and those who experience tumor motion. The Metal Artifact Reduction in Image Space (MARIS) feature helps reduce image distortion due to a patient’s metal implants, while the t-minIP and t-MIP tools visualize tumor movement in one image. The FoV Pro algorithm uses intelligent contour and attenuation estimation to improve visibility outside the 80-cm scan field-of-view (sFoV) for improved accuracy in treatment planning. The optional Dual Energy feature also helps reduce metal artifacts and increase soft tissue contrast.
(800) 743-6367; www.usa.siemens.com
Kiva VCF Treatment System from Benvenue Medical Inc
The Kiva VCF Treatment System from Benvenue Medical Inc, Santa Clara, Calif, is the first new approach for the treatment of spinal fractures in the thoracic and lumbar spine in a decade. This novel approach features a flexible implant made of Peek-Optima biocompatible polymer that provides structural support to the vertebral body, treating vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) caused by osteoporosis, trauma, and malignant bone tumors. Clinical studies have shown the Kiva system meets or exceeds the performance of balloon kyphoplasty, the traditional method of care. The implant is delivered percutaneously through a small incision and is intended for use with the Benvenue Vertebral Augmentation Cement Kit.
(408) 454-9300; benvenuemedical.com