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EIZO Introduces 2 MP Widescreen Monitor for Surgical Use

EIZO GmbH, Display Technologies expanded its portfolio of medical surgical monitors by announcing the RadiForce LX470W, a 2 megapixel widescreen monitor.
The RadiForce LX470W features a 1920 × 1080 native resolution, 47 inch screen, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 700 cd/m² brightness, and 178° viewing angles. The monitor is ideally suited for displaying DICOM X-rays or serving as a repeater monitor in surgical or endoscopic use. In addition to its versatility in the operating room, the monitor can be used for viewing images in conference and training rooms.
As with all EIZO medical monitors, the RadiForce LX470W comes precalibrated from the factory.
Five integrated and calibrated look up tables (LUTs) make it possible to store gamma settings in the monitor, …

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Siemens Introduces Dedicated Ultrasound Solution for Obstetrics and Gynecology

Acuson X300 Premium Edition (PE) – Women’s Imaging Features Latest Ultrasound Technologies to Improve Diagnostic Confidence and Clinical Workflow
Siemens Healthcare introduces a dedicated ultrasound solution for Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Acuson X300 ultrasound system, Premium Edition (PE) – Women’s Imaging at the International Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG). The system features exceptional clinical performance across all modes, including 3D/4D imaging. Unique workflow tools such as automated biometry measurements of the fetus streamline the exam process for greater patient throughput. Compact, highly portable, and easy to use, the system accommodates the needs especially for private practices.
The Acuson X300 PE – Women’s Imaging system features syngo Auto OB measurements, a unique workflow tool that automates routine …

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New Olympus LEXT OLS4000® Confocal Laser Microscope Takes Surface Metrology To Next Level

The LEXT OLS4000®, the newest laser scanning confocal microscope from Olympus, is the next generation in non-contact optical measuring solutions. It advances scan accuracy, accelerates scan speed, and puts the power and flexibility of dual confocal technology into the hands of users, offering new capabilities in optical non-contact measuring with full traceability.
The world’s first laser-based dual-confocal system optimized to operate at 405 nanometers (nm), the system allows researchers, engineers and technicians to accurately measure and image angles up to 85 degrees. It also quickly and easily accommodates samples that have multiple reflectivity levels and offers what may be the first-ever accuracy and repeatability guarantee provided by an industrial confocal system manufacturer.
The system takes roughness analysis …

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Siemens Healthcare Testifies on Healthcare Reform and Building a Healthier America

Siemens Healthcare (www.siemens.com/healthcare) today announced that Thomas Miller, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Workflow & Solutions Division, Siemens Healthcare, testified before the Health Subcommittee, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives on the need for healthcare reform.
During the hearing, “Comprehensive Health Reform Discussion Draft, Day 2,” Mr. Miller testified on ways to improve the quality of healthcare delivery while reducing its overall costs. He noted that there is undeniable evidence that medical imaging finds disease earlier, renders some invasive procedures obsolete, and saves lives. The medical imaging industry has worked hard to generate savings and efficiencies by developing physician-driven appropriateness guidelines that will ensure appropriate and effective use of diagnostic technologies, while …

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IBM Outlines New Model for Healthcare

Patient Centered Medical Home Can Change the Way Care is Delivered
IBM announced the findings of a major healthcare study that underscores the critical need for a new model of care called the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).  The new study, “Patient Centered Medical Home: What, Why and How?,” (www.ibm.com/healthcare/medicalhome) identifies the PCMH as a viable foundation for the reform of today’s unsustainable healthcare system because it is committed to primary-care based, coordinated, proactive, preventive, acute, chronic, long-term and end-of-life care.
Rising health care costs continue to be a burden on families, businesses and the entire economy and are projected to increase even further. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, national healthcare expenditures – …

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European Society of Radiology: Innovation award for Siemens

At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2009, this year’s “Exhibit Europe Award” went to Siemens Healthcare. Each year the European Society of Radiology (ESR) honors one of the companies exhibiting at the Congress with this award in recognition of its special innovative strengths in science and technology as well as its high commitment to patient care and research. Furthermore, the ESR thus also recognizes the award recipient’s exceptional commitment to the goals and advancement of the ECR.
The Congress President, Professor Borut Marincek, presented the award to Dr. Bernd Montag, Chief Executive Officer Imaging & IT Division, Siemens Healthcare Sector. “This award from the European Society of Radiology fills us with great pride. Since we …

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