Swissray adds to ddR product family

December 15, 1999

Digital x-ray developer Swissray International expanded its product line with the 1999 RSNA introduction of ddRChest-System and ddRCombi, a digital x-ray unit aimed at emergency room/trauma centers. Both systems employ Swissray’s ddR-Bucky CCD-based

Digital x-ray developer Swissray International expanded its product line with the 1999 RSNA introduction of ddRChest-System and ddRCombi, a digital x-ray unit aimed at emergency room/trauma centers. Both systems employ Swissray’s ddR-Bucky CCD-based digital detector.

ddRChest-System can employ a 30kW or 50kW x-ray generator and can be ready for exposure every five seconds, according to the New York City-based firm. The unit also utilizes the vendor’s SwissVision workstation.

ddRCombi is available in three different configurations. ddRCombi Automatic features a motorized vertical and horizontal ceiling suspension system, while ddRCombi Manual offers a manual ceiling suspension system. ddRCombi Solo allows users to bring digital technology to an existing tube stand system, according to Swissray. All three configurations employ an 80kW generator and Swissray’s ddR patient table.

Both ddRCombi and ddRChest-System have received the necessary Food and Drug Administration clearances, according to Swissray. ddRChest-System will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2000 and will have a price range of $360,000 to $375,000. ddRCombi will ship in either the second or third quarter and will have a price range of $350,000 to $650,000.