Novus gets 510(k) for storage card

May 4, 1994

Image archiving developer NovusTechnologies announced last month that it has received 510(k)marketing clearance from the Food and Drug Administration forits Image Archive System. The system is Novus' first medical imagingproduct. The system uses a

Image archiving developer NovusTechnologies announced last month that it has received 510(k)marketing clearance from the Food and Drug Administration forits Image Archive System. The system is Novus' first medical imagingproduct.

The system uses a PC-based Technologist Workstation interfacedto MRI and CT scanners and laser printers. It allows cliniciansto store MRI and CT images to Medical ImageCard, a write-onceread-many (WORM) optical card the size of a credit card. The cardholds up to 80 images.

Studies stored on ImageCards can also be viewed with PhysicianViewstation, a PC-based workstation that can be placed in a physician'soffice or a radiologist's reading room.

Novus plans to market the system as a product that can helphospitals and imaging centers save on film costs without settingup a full-blown PACS network.

The list price of the Technologist Workstation is $35,000.ImageCards are about $10 each, and the Physician Viewstationsare $12,500 apiece.