AccuImage Diagnostics Corp. (So. San Francisco) introduces AccuStitch, an imaging-stitching module for the digital radiography (DR) market. Available in a standalone PC format or as a plug-in for the AccuImage orthopedic pre-PACS workstation, AccuStitch offers four choices for image marking, depending on the anatomic landmarks available. Once the program aligns the images, the accuracy of the stitch can be observed in a subtraction mode and keyboard strokes can be used to adjust displacement and rotation. The module also includes center rotation adjustment and Cobb angle measurement. For further information, contact AccuImage at 650-875-0192 or toll-free at 877-875-0192. Visit the company’s Web site at www.accuimage.com.
Magnetic Motion Tracker
Ascension Technology Corp. (Burlington, Vermont) releases a new generation of magnetic motion trackers with pciBIRD, applicable for use in volumetric ultrasound measurement, image-guided procedures and biomechanical studies. Similar to its predecessor product, pciBIRD is a six degrees-of-freedom tracker on a PC card. It measures the position and orientation of one or more sensors in a pulsed DC magnetic field generated by a base unit transmitter. For more information, contact Ascension Technology at 802-893-6657 or visit the company’s Web site at www.ascension-tech.com.
Independent service organization MagnaServ Inc. (Stuart, Fla.) expands its line of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners with two new offerings. The Infinity SX 1.5T, designed for API (advanced parallel imaging), features a 60 cm active-shielded short-bore magnet and a Windows operating system. Standard equipment includes phased-array coils, and vascular and neuro packages. The Quasar ZX, a C-type open .35T scanner, incorporates advanced applications and will be commercially available this year. For more information, contact MagnaServ at 561-260-7085.
Dome Imaging Systems (Waltham, Mass.) announces a new five-megapixel digital grayscale flat-panel display. The C5 provides consistent 162 micron pixels edge-to-edge, resulting in sharp images and text across the entire 20.9-inch display. It offers 1021 shades of gray with full DICOM calibration capabilities and comes complete with an integrated DOME display controller. The C5 is available for either Windows or Solaris operating systems. For additional information, contact Dome at 781-895-1155 or visit the company’s Web site at www.dome.com.
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