Other headlines: Varian focuses on XR components at ECR 2009Konica upgrades CR mammography in Canada16-slice CT heads for U.S. market German IT firm readies QA software for ECR 2009Ziosoft taps managing director
Focusing on company technologies aimed at early-stage diagnosis, GE Healthcare will advocate disease prevention and presymptomatic detection at the European Congress of Radiology later this week. GE will also host daily seminars addressing issues in the "Early Health" model of care, which the company expects will be a central theme at ECR 2009.
X-ray components will take the spotlight at the Varian Medical Systems booth during ECR. The company plans to highlight its new G-296 rotating anode x-ray tube developed for use with flat-panel digital detectors, an insert specifically designed for general radiology, and cineradiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. Other highlights will be its line of PaxScan flat-panel x-ray image detectors for digital radiography and x-ray tubes for fluoroscopy, angiography, cardiology, and cone-beam CT imaging.
Canadian regulators have cleared an Xpress CR Digital Mammography upgrade from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging USA for sale in Canada. The upgrade offers an advanced phosphor receptor composed of cesium bromide.
The U.S. market has a new 16-slice CT scanner to consider, the NeuViz 16, developed by Philips Neusoft Medical Systems. The joint venture between Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands and Neusoft of China will supply the new scanner to its North American distributor Neuisys Imaging System Solutions of Greensboro, NC. Neuisys markets a range of Neusoft imaging products, including the 0.35T SuperStar HD open MRI system.
IT provider medavis will exhibit at ECR 2009 a new system for evaluating workflow as it is being managed by radiology information systems. The classification system enables the physician to categorize and evaluate medical reports by clinical parameters such as disease severity. The system generates valuable key figures for quality control, allowing the user to more easily detect, track down, and correct errors.
Bart Hendriks will serve as managing director of operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for Ziosoft International, a thin-client advanced visualization firm. Hendriks, based in Brussels, Belgium, will direct business strategy, business development, and sales in these regions. Among his first duties will be the debut of Ziosoft products at ECR 2009.