by Sruthi Valluri
, DOTmed News | April 20, 2011
From the April 2011 issue of 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.
John (JB)Brant, Amber Diagnostics, FL
Moshe Alkalay, Hi Tech Int'l Group, FL
J.Mario Chaves, MBS International Group, FL
Terry Koehler, MedExtras, IN
Robert Thompson, MASS Medical Storage, KS
David Pac, American Radiology Resource, MD
Chris Sharrock, Block Imaging International, Inc., MI
Jeff Rogers, Medical Imaging Resources, MI
Dan Wheeler, Transtate Equipment Company, NC
Alison Fortin, Global Inventory Management LLC, NH
Ryan Gilday, Clinical Imaging Systems, Inc., NJ
Adil Mehmood, Gateway Imports, NJ
Robert Manetta, Nationwide Imaging Services, NJ
Joseph Jenkins, International Imaging Ltd., NV
Leon Gugel, Metropolis International, NY
Michael Pisciotti, Map2 Enterprises, PA
Matt Smith, TranzRad, TX
Carl Hoffman, First Call Parts, VA
Kelly Phipps, Core Medical Imaging, WA
David Lapenat, ANDA Medical Inc., Canada
P. Patil, P. Patil, India
Vasant Sohoni, Vasant Sohoni & Associates, India
Hiroyoshi Miyama, M-cast Inc., Japan
Imad Muati, IMC, Syria
Jose Morillo, J Morillo Sistemas Biomedicos, Venezuela
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