Covidien recently announced its Puritan Bennett 980 ventilator has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance.
The Puritan Bennett 980 ventilator system is for patients ranging from neonatal to adult. The ventilator system was also approved for commercial distribution in Japan and Canada and will be available in those countries and the U.S. in the coming months.
Siemens’ Ysio Max recently received FDA clearance. The system offers new features and upgrades including new X-ray detectors and automation tools including a feature that displays the current detector angle on a color touchscreen. The enhanced touchscreen can also give the technologist status messages to help with workflow and safety.
The three new detectors on the Ysio Max are all different. One is a lightweight wireless detector with a handle — the smallest so far from the company; another small detector is designed for orthopedics, pediatrics and trauma exams; and the third is 17” x 17” and is meant for every patient type.
Both small detectors are able to be swapped between other Siemens radiography, fluoroscopy and urology systems.
Medical imaging company aycan recently introduced the aycan Neuro/Oncology workstation. Designed for neuro-oncology applications, the new workstation is powered by aycan workstation OsiriX PRO, and FDA 510(k) cleared plug-ins from partner company Imaging Biometrics, LLC.
All OsiriX PRO workstations offer excellent image-loading times and intuitive-user interfaces. Increasing their capability is companion product aycan mobile, the FDA-cleared iPad App for Teleradiology, which is designed for easy, fast, and secure viewing and transfer of DICOM images with an iPad. OsiriX PRO is a 64-bit fast, Mac-based, vendor-neutral, highly functional advanced image-processing tool and DICOM PACS workstation for conventional, multi-slice and other image reading. Based on the open source project OsiriX, aycan’s version is turnkey with FDA 510(k) clearance, CE Marking, and full integration service and customer support.
Wireless connection between vital signs monitors scales and measuring devices
Welch Allyn announced it has partnered with seca to enable wireless automated interface between the Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor (VSM) and seca scales and measuring devices with the seca 360° system.
The two devices communicate wirelessly through a seca adapter that plugs into the Welch Allyn Connex VSM. They can be up to 98 feet apart, depending upon office configuration.
Under the agreement, seca scales and measuring devices with the seca 360° system include digital column scales, measuring stations, pediatric scales, multifunctional wheelchair scales, bariatric scales, chair scales and seca’s newest device the seca mBCA (medical Body Composition Analyzer).
Infection prevention foam
Theraworx is a breakthrough technology that offers a CAUTI prevention protocol with 5 years of trials and published white papers. CAUTI reduction ranges from 72% to 100% with the added benefit of preserving the skin’s natural barrier properties, restoring moisture, and balancing pH which prohibits the invasion of pathogens.