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FDA clears Elscint entry-level spiral CT

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Israeli multimodality vendor Elscint received Food and Drug Administration510(k) clearance last month for SeleCT/SP, an entry-level spiralCT scanner designed for cost-conscious customers (SCAN 7/17/96).The compact scanner, which was introduced at last

Israeli multimodality vendor Elscint received Food and Drug Administration510(k) clearance last month for SeleCT/SP, an entry-level spiralCT scanner designed for cost-conscious customers (SCAN 7/17/96).The compact scanner, which was introduced at last year's RadiologicalSociety of North America meeting, uses a unique short-geometrydesign to save space. Elscint plans to begin international deliveriesof SeleCT/SP in the third quarter, with U.S. shipments startingin the fourth quarter.

In other SeleCT/SP news, Elscint signed an agreement with BirlaMedical Technologies of India in which BMT will assemble SeleCT/SPunder license for sale in the Indian market. BMT expects to beginassembling SeleCT/SP scanners in a factory near New Delhi laterthis year.

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