Mar-Apr 2010

SonoSite’s proprietary chip enables lightweight, powerful portable ultrasound

SonoSite specialises in ultrasound. Using its proprietary ASIC microchip design, SonoSite is able to offer imaging performance typically found in ultrasound systems weighing more than 300 pounds in a system architecture that is approximately the size and weight of a notebook computer.

The company has more than 50,000 systems in use around the world. SonoSite is a world leader in portable ultrasound devices for use at point-of-care.

Kevin M. Goodwin, SonoSite President and CEO, said: “Essentially, we have followed the lead of physicians who desired to innovate in point-of-care medicine and in the process started a revolution in medical care.”

SonoSite’s hand-carried systems have added new clinical applications such as assessing trauma in the emergency department, guiding the insertion of drug infusion catheters, monitoring patients during surgery and other medical interventions.

SonoSite’s Point-of-Care Advantages

● Exceptional image quality
● Ease of Use: with proprietary image optimization technologies
● Portability: less than 10 lbs
● Durability: passes 3 Ft. drop test
● Reliability: exceeds military standards to withstand extreme temperatures, pressure, and vibrations.
● Boot-up: 15 seconds from a cold start
● Battery operable for sustained use.
● Fluid Resistant Interfaces: for cleaning and disinfecting
● 5-year warranty: on systems and SonoSite proprietary transducers
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China-based Neusoft moves into global arena

The shipping of China-based Neusoft’s new NeuViz 16 multi-slice CT scanner to its first US-based customer in July last year, marked the company’s initial foray into the global high-end medical market.

The NeuViz 16 Multi-Slice CT scanner was developed and manufactured by Philips Neusoft Medical Systems, a joint venture between Royal Philips Electronics and Neusoft Medical.

NeuViz 16 multi-slice CT scanner is designed with the latest integrated detector for optimized SNR and scanning time, and its patented technology of dynamic focal spot ensures a higher spatial resolution during scanning and creates more detailed 3D/MPR images.

The product also features DoseRight Modulation as well as a paediatric protocol to ensure optimised dose without compromising image quality.

Neusoft Medical has researched and developed a series of computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) software in a variety of specialties to greatly enhance and expand the diagnostic capabilities of CT, which has created a unique competitive advantage for its CT systems. Features of the The euViz 16 CT scanner:

• 5.0MHU DUNLEE tube configured with strong 50kW Spellman generator;
• 24mm volume coverage and 0.75mm slices enable advanced motion-sensitive applications;
• Impressive image quality for routine neuro, ortho and body imaging using advanced reconstruction algorithms;
• DoseRight design delivers optimal dose efficiency without compromising image quality;
• Provides maximum patient throughput with an exceptionally compact design of 11.5ft*16.5ft; • Remote Service package continuously links the NeuViz 16 directly to an Online Service Center.

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Face mask solutions for non-invasive ventilation

GaleMed has introduced a new NIV mask to its family of NIPPV Face Masks. Designed with soft and biocompatible material to provide exceptional comfort and seal, the new NIV mask also comes with an easy-to-use neoprene headgear that can be attached easily to the mask and placed over a patient. The mask also comes with quick-release buckles attached to the mask to enable fast attachment or removal of the mask in addition to the reach-out headgear securing loop designed to reduce the surface of direct contact between the headgear and patient’s face to minimise skin abrasion resulting from constant movements. Each mask also includes a built-in pressure or CO2 monitoring port.

Utilising similar design concepts, also available are the GaleMed Vented Full Face Mask and Sil-ComfortTM Nasal Mask for BiPAP or CPAP applications.

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Derungs introduces Saturn LED

Derungs says the Saturn LED can be used as a reliable aid in: general medicine, dermatology and gynaecology.

The Dmed Saturn LED’s light colour and colour rendering enable perfect recognition of colour nuances (particularly skin and red shades). Individual and variable positioning of illumination size is possible. It also has a flexible and subjective setting of the luminous power, which can also be dimmed.

The light’s weight-balanced joint system provides a fixed and stable light cone position. It gives off virtually no heat radiation and thus does not interfere with the physician’s concentration as well as keeping dehydration of tissues to a minimum.

Due to its use of the latest LED technology, the light provides massive energy savings and is maintenance free.

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TRUMPF relaunches its Saturn Select surgical table

TRUMPF has relaunched its Saturn Select surgical table following a few enhancements, making it ideal for everyday use The Saturn Select offers an affordable alternative to highend operating tables. This mobile unit can be employed in any surgical discipline and is easy to handle.

Taking the time-tested concept featuring an electrically adjustable column and manually adjustable table top as the basis, the engineers at TRUMPF have further enhanced the design and are presenting to the market a revamped, improved model.

Pneumatic springs let the surgical staff put the back and leg plates in the required positions without undue exertion. Large double-swivel castors ensure that the operating table can be rolled into the desired surgical theater.

A motor raises the column to the desired height, responding to a remote control module or a keypad on the column itself. A low-height version of the table can be dropped to just 600 millimeters.

That makes this an ideal choice for laparoscopic bariatric surgery. The maximum Trendelenburg slope is 35 degrees.

An available supplementary function is manual longitudinal shift through up to 250 millimeters. That eliminates collision hazards that might prevent the use of the C-arm for intraoperative diagnostics with the image enhancer.

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 Date of upload: 20th April 2010

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