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by Sruthi Valluri , DOTmed News
From the April 2011 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business News magazine


For their part, OEMs are living up to Sharrock’s predictions.

GE Healthcare is continuing to address customer needs through innovations and new options for existing offerings. Earlier this year, the company introduced a new configuration to its Innova 3100-IQ (Optima Edition). This configuration delivers many of the features provided by the original Innova 3100-IQ, including the all important dose reduction technology and high-quality imaging, but comes in at a lower price point. By removing some of the more-advanced imaging options, GE has been able to offer a machine listing for $500,000 less.
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Meanwhile, last year, Philips introduced DoseAware, which allows real-time monitoring of dose exposure during procedures. Although the product does not directly reduce dose, it does map the amount of exposure during a procedure and allows providers to be more aware of the patient’s exposure. “These are little changes,” says Fabian. “But as a result, you practice better dose management.”

Fabian says that technology will improve gradually in the coming years to address concerns regarding dose and integration. He does not expect something as radical as the flat panel detector to be introduced to the market any time soon.

“I don’t think there’s anything earth shattering in the future,” says Fabian. “But every vendor will continue to find out how we can improve our systems.”



DOTmed Registered Special Procedure Cath/Angio Sales & Service Companies
Names in boldface are Premium Listings.
Domestic
John (JB)Brant, Amber Diagnostics, FL
DM 100
Moshe Alkalay, Hi Tech Int'l Group, FL
DOTmed Certified
J.Mario Chaves, MBS International Group, FL
Terry Koehler, MedExtras, IN
Robert Thompson, MASS Medical Storage, KS
David Pac, American Radiology Resource, MD
DOTmed Certified
DM 100
Chris Sharrock, Block Imaging International, Inc., MI
DM 100
Jeff Rogers, Medical Imaging Resources, MI
DM 100
Dan Wheeler, Transtate Equipment Company, NC
DM 100
Alison Fortin, Global Inventory Management LLC, NH
DOTmed Certified
DM 100
Ryan Gilday, Clinical Imaging Systems, Inc., NJ
DM 100
Adil Mehmood, Gateway Imports, NJ
Robert Manetta, Nationwide Imaging Services, NJ
DOTmed Certified
DM 100
Joseph Jenkins, International Imaging Ltd., NV
Leon Gugel, Metropolis International, NY
DOTmed Certified
DM 100
Michael Pisciotti, Map2 Enterprises, PA
Matt Smith, TranzRad, TX
DOTmed Certified
Carl Hoffman, First Call Parts, VA
Kelly Phipps, Core Medical Imaging, WA

International
David Lapenat, ANDA Medical Inc., Canada
DOTmed Certified
DM 100
P. Patil, P. Patil, India
Vasant Sohoni, Vasant Sohoni & Associates, India
Hiroyoshi Miyama, M-cast Inc., Japan
DOTmed Certified
Imad Muati, IMC, Syria
DM 100
Jose Morillo, J Morillo Sistemas Biomedicos, Venezuela




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