Rad rooms get more complex while detectors lighten up

by Lisa Chamoff, Contributing Reporter | November 19, 2018
From the November 2018 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine

The UC-5000 has 5-kilowatt power versus the 3-kilowatt of a standard portable system, along with a “true uniform wave form” allowing for high-quality spine and hip exams, according to Schaumburg.

The company has seen additional applications in the weight-loss market, specifically with the Obalon balloon system, which is a pill that the patient swallows that requires a high-resolution X-Ray before it is inflated in the patient’s stomach, where it takes up space, resulting in the patient eating less.

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Dr. David Cohen, the founder and medical director of Teleradiology Specialists, said in a testimonial, after reviewing chest, lumbar spine, shoulder and extremity exams from the UC-5000, that the images were “of the highest diagnostic quality. … I find the quality remarkable considering the images were produced by a lower-power unit.”

The company has had more than 50 installations of the UC-5000 since its FDA approval and release last summer.

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