Cares Built will debut Hercules at RSNA show

August 2, 2000

Cares Built, an x-ray and general radiographic company, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the Hercules 7000, its new motor-driven mobile x-ray system.The Hercules 7000 is capable of 500-mA x-rays and is designed to move between exam

Cares Built, an x-ray and general radiographic company, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the Hercules 7000, its new motor-driven mobile x-ray system.

The Hercules 7000 is capable of 500-mA x-rays and is designed to move between exam rooms or to have great flexibility in one room, according to the firm. Features of the system include a one-step articulating arm with rotation and a dual power supply that enhances positioning and propulsion capabilities, said Tim Telymonde, president and CEO.

Administrators at St. Louis University Hospital have ordered the first system from the New Jersey-based company, said Kenneth Alderfer, Cares Built spokesperson. The Hercules 7000 will be displayed at this year’s Radiological Society of North America trade show in November. Cares Built also manufactures the Clarity 7000 direct digital x-ray system.