Vidar drops plans for laser digitizer

June 1, 1998

Vidar drops plans for laser digitizerX-ray film digitizer vendor Vidar Systems has decided not to proceed with commercialization of VXR-LS, a laser film digitizer the company discussed at the 1997 meeting of the Radiological Society of North

Vidar drops plans for laser digitizer

X-ray film digitizer vendor Vidar Systems has decided not to proceed with commercialization of VXR-LS, a laser film digitizer the company discussed at the 1997 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America meeting (

PNN

1/98). Although the Herndon, VA-based company received Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance in April for VXR-LS, Vidar decided not to go ahead with the product because of the high maintenance required by laser digitizers and the rapidly growing performance of CCD-based digitizers.

In other Vidar news, the company has released Photoshop plug-in 2.0, which allows radiographers to operate the firm's VXR line of x-ray film digitizers from a Macintosh computer. In addition, the new release adds support for the company's Film Director option, a multi-film feeder that allows digitization of up to 10 films at a touch of a button (PNN 1/98).