Elscint veteran Sohval joins SmartLight

October 9, 1996

Former Elscint executive Robert Sohval has joined SmartLight,an Israeli technology firm that has developed a computer-controlledlight box designed to automatically mask glare from light usedto illuminate x-ray films (SCAN 1/31/96). Sohval has been

Former Elscint executive Robert Sohval has joined SmartLight,an Israeli technology firm that has developed a computer-controlledlight box designed to automatically mask glare from light usedto illuminate x-ray films (SCAN 1/31/96). Sohval has been namedpresident and CEO of SmartLight's U.S. subsidiary, based in Hackensack,NJ.

Sohval left Elscint in 1994 for TransScan Medical, a development-stagecompany working on breast-imaging technology using electricalimpedance rather than x-rays. At SmartLight, one of Sohval's firstduties is to build a sales and marketing organization to sellthe company's SmartLight 2000 Plus and SmartLight 4000 Plus systems.

SmartLight has placed the systems at beta sites and expectsto begin commercial shipments in the fourth quarter of this year,Sohval said.