Double Black Imaging, Westminster, Colo, introduces its full line of wide LCD systems. The display line includes resolutions ranging from 1 MP to 5 MP, with both color and monochrome options. Each display system is DICOM 3.14 compliant and includes the LCD panel, graphic controller, and calibration software. Other available options include protective panels that are installed in a factory clean room environment and electronic rotating bases. The line includes: the IF1801A, a 1.3 MP, 18.1-inch high-bright monochrome LCD; the IF1902A, a 19.6-inch digital, 2 MP LCD Flat Panel; the IF2103A, a completely digital 20.8-inch diagonal, 3 MP LCD Flat Panel; and the IF2105, a 21.3-inch diagonal, 5 MP LCD driven by a high-speed graphic controller. (877) 852-2870; www.doubleblackimaging.com.
CADx Systems Inc, Beavercreek, Ohio, has received FDA approval for its Second Look Digital and Second Look AD CAD systems, allowing integration with the GE Senographe? 2000D full field digital mammography system and expanding the CADx Continuum CAD family of products. With the Second Look Digital CAD, mammography CAD results are available in 2 minutes with the touch of a button. This gives radiologists the ability to review CAD results immediately at the GE Senographe 2000D review workstation. The product also allows an immediate upgrade path for mammography sites. (866) 280-2239; www.cadxsystems.com.
CRT System LCD Upgrade
Barco, Kortrijk, Belgium, introduces the MeDis, an LCD-based upgrade solution for legacy medical grayscale CRT systems. The upgrade kit combines all the benefits of advanced flat panel technology, including compactness, energy efficiency, and low ownership cost, with the full compatibility of a true plug-and-play replacement solution. The kit bundles one or two LCD review displays, a MediCal Pro QA software update, and an upgrade wizard into an imaging solution without the need to replace the existing analog imaging boards. The plug-and-play kit upgrades legacy medical CRT displays with improved image quality and up-to-date QA management. (678) 475-8000; www.barco.com.
Mobile PET/CT Unit
Medical Coaches Inc, Oneonta, NY, introduces its new mobile PET/CT system, which utilizes CTI Molecular Imaging’s reveal-RT PET/CT scanner. The mobile unit, which houses the reveal-RT system, features a design that utilizes aircraft construction principles, allowing the company to build a coach that maintains the unit’s stability and alignment during site-to-site moves. The gantry alignment fits within .002 inch of specifications in order for the scanner to work properly, according to the company. (607) 432-1333; www.medcoaches.com.CR System
Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY, introduces the DirectView CR 500 System, a new CR system that offers the image quality of Kodak’s DirectView CR platform in a tabletop design. This single-cassette CR system captures x-ray images onto storage phosphor-based screens and cassettes. Images are downloaded from the screens and processed to create the final digital radiographic images. The CR 500 processes more than 60 plates per hour (based on 35 x 43 cm cassettes) and provides local storage of approximately 1,500 images. It features an optional 15-inch flat panel display monitor or a 17-inch CRT monitor. In addition, the CR 500 system supports accessories and software options including Kodak DirectView EVP software for advanced image processing, remote operations panels, and DICOM store and worklist management software.? (877) 865-6325; www.kodak.com/go/health.
8-Slice CT System
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Tustin, Calif, introduces the Aquilion 8 multi-slice CT system. Based on the same proprietary detector technology as the Aquilion 16, the Aquilion 8 is designed to meet the needs of medical institutions and new practices seeking an economic alternative. The product is field upgradeable to 400-millisecond scanning and 16-slice technology. Image-reconstruction technology can reconstruct up to six images per second to offer greater workflow. The product also includes the MegaCool? x-ray tube with a peak cooling rate of 1.4 MHU. (800) 421-1968; www.medical.toshiba.com.