Samsung nets FDA clearance

August 1, 1999

Samsung nets FDA clearanceKorean PACS vendor Samsung has officially entered the U.S. market, with news that its Raypax PACS product line has received Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance. Raypax is based on Windows NT and Windows 98

Samsung nets FDA clearance

Korean PACS vendor Samsung has officially entered the U.S. market, with news that its Raypax PACS product line has received Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance. Raypax is based on Windows NT and Windows 98 architecture, although its image server is also available on the Unix platform (

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9/98).

Raypax comprises display software, an image server, a Web server, a film and plain paper printer server, modality interfaces, and a Web-based teleradiology system. Digitizers as well as DICOM and HL7 gateways are available. Samsung also markets a radiology information system.

Samsung, which has U.S. operations in San Jose, CA, plans to install a U.S. beta site for Raypax this month. Raypax is sold through distributors, and Asian sales of Raypax began in April. Beta testing of Raypax was performed at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul.