by Lisa Chamoff
, Contributing Reporter | November 18, 2019
From the November 2019 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine
As part of the launch there is also an enterprise management tool called SMART Center by iQuia.
“SMART Center allows us to aggregate multiple different metrics from the site’s install base so radiology directors, QA/QC techs, and clinical engineers are able to manage their systems,” said Boris Geyzer, product manager for digital radiography at Samsung.
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Additionally, SMART Center manages dose metrics from the Samsung systems to help facilitate staff training for studies that have higher deviation index numbers.
The company has also updated its floor-mounted system from the GF50 to GF55 for the value and performance markets.
Lastly, Samsung just finished the launch of new co-marketing effort with Del Medical, marrying Del’s ceiling and floor mount radiographic systems with Samsung’s detectors and image acquisition software, providing Samsung customers a full series of products from the fully robotic GC85A ceiling system to a manual ceiling system from Del.
All products are compatible with Samsung’s full suite of software, including Bone Suppression, a deep learning AI algorithm that eliminates the ribs and clavicle from a chest image for better visualization of lung nodules.
In 2019, Shimadzu released three new products.
The SONIALVISION G4 LX edition is the newest version of the company’s universal remote RF table, offering an optional tube SID that extends up to 180 centimeters, and several other features.
The 180 cm SID is geared toward both price-sensitive buyers and/or space-limited X-ray rooms, said Frank Serrao, marketing manager for Shimadzu.
“Institutions with a tight budget can save money by not ordering an overhead X-ray tube system but can still maintain standard 180cm exposures using the LX,” Serrao said. “The same would apply to institutions that just don’t have the space for an overhead tube system.”
In August, the FDA cleared the FLUOROspeed X1, a traditional RF table with patient-side controls. In traditional RF systems used in the U.S., the X-ray tube is mounted below the table and the detector sits on a deck above the patient.
“The operator does all the X-ray acquisitions right from the table deck controls,” Serrao said. “The deck moves fluidly with an ambidextrous control handle which has both Rad and RF exposure buttons available at the fingertips.”