True colour light by integrated colour
The halux Star is equipped with an integrated colour correction filter. Due to that filter, the halux Star reaches a colour temperature of 4000 K. Skin features are easier to detect and accurate treatments and examinations easier to perform in the intense true colour light. With its 50 W / 12 V / 10° cold light reflector lamp, the halux Star produces an intense light of 40’000 Lux at 0.5 metre.
The dual-wall casing reduces heat generation in the operating range and on the body of the lamp to a minimum. This ensures optimum working conditions for users. The spring-balanced articulated arm means that the halux Star couldn’t be easier to set in position. Furthermore, the enclosed cabling makes the unit easy to clean and care for.
As the lamp can be wallmounted, set on a table, fixed to a rail or mounted on a roller stand, it is ideal for use in any type of room. The electronic safety transformer with current and temperature protection 230/12 V provides the basis for long-term error-free lamp operation.
For more information visit: www.waldmannlighting.com/Derungs/derungs-site
This recently developed rotation resectoscope is a new product system by Richard Wolf. More than 50 years of experience in developing medial high-tech products and product systems are demonstrated in this new rotation resectoscope. The ability of different components to rotate 360° during continuous and intermittent irrigation through shafts is a special feature that facilitates easy and economical use. The fine shaft contour introduces a special novelty. It reduces friction inside the urethra, thus minimising trauma to a great extent. The gel used is embedded in the fine shaft contour.
Linking still, video images to DICOM
With the recent launch of the new BZMD-1 DICOM Capture Station, Sony has filled in a vital piece of the jigsaw, allowing hospitals to link still images and video with the rest of their DICOM networks. The BZMD-1 can capture images from endoscopes and microscopes in the operating theatre, while the surgeon can add a live audio commentary at the same time via a microphone.
Captured images can then be stored on a DICOM server, printed or burned to CD or DVD for distribution. The new Capture Station is a highly strategic product introduction in Sony’s drive to bring true High Definition (HD) imaging to medicine.
Compatible with the latest generation of ‘cutting edge’ High Definition surgical cameras, the BZMD-1 can capture HD still images – and in the future will be able to record HD video as well. Containing more than four times as much information as a Standard Definition picture, HD pictures give surgeons a vastly clearer, more detailed view of what’s going on in complex medical procedures.
For more information visit: www.sonybiz.net/healthcare
Bone mineral density analysis
New clinical software for bone mineral density (BMD) analysis is now available from Cardinal Health. BMD is the fundamental criteria used to diagnose osteoporosis, a major women’s health issue. The PC/QCT Bone Mineral Density Software can be applied to a CT spine exam for evaluation of bone density in as little as five minutes.
In addition, applying the BMD software analysis to any spine or abdominal CT exam provides diagnostic value for improved patient care. The versatile, automated software eliminates the need for external phantoms because it references internal tissues.
This distinguishes it from other available methods and greatly reduces the time associated with procedure setup, cutting exam time by up to 50%, say Cardinal.
For more information visit: www.cardinal.com/rms
Interpretive ECG Machine
Chinese company CMICS Medical Instrument introduces the ECG-1220: 12 Channel Interpretive ECG Machine
- 6/7/12 channel print out format on A4 paper
- Simultaneous 12 lead acquisition
- Real time display of 12 lead ECG trace by 1 frame
- ECG measurement and interpretation
- USB interface and optional software supporting data communication with PC
- AC/Built in rechargeable battery
CMICS Medical Instrument Company is a leading developer, manufacturer and exporter of electrocardiography instruments in China. The company has 20 years’ experience in exporting medical products, such as the Dongjiang brand ECG machine, to more than 60 countries and winning worldwide tenders.
For more information visit: website: www.cmics.com.cn email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Constant force monitor arm
Building on the success of the LX Desk Mount Arm in Europe, the LX Wall Mount arm is a logical expansion of the Ergotron LX series of LCD monitor arms.
It incorporates the same unique ‘Constant Force’ lift and pivot technology as the desk mount version and extends the application of the LX series to office, industrial and healthcare environments that require flat screens and LCD TV’s to be wall mounted. The LX Series Arm is the first monitor arm in the world to employ Ergotron’s ‘Constant Force’ technology to provide a full 33 cm vertical adjustment range, 61 cm depth adjustment range, 360° side-to-side range, 180° right/left swivel and portrait/landscape rotation for optimal ergonomic viewing conditions under all circumstances.
Using the smart four bar linkage feature, the monitor stays under the same angle throughout the full range of vertical motion. Furthermore, thanks to the unique weight adjustability feature of the CF-technology, the LX arm is able to hold monitors weighing from 2.3 kg up to 9.1 kg, while maintaining effortless height adjustment for every type of monitor. “The breakthrough design of CF leapfrogs over conventional gas spring technology commonly used today, at a fraction of the cost,” says Pete Segar, Ergotron’s CTO.
For more information visit: www.ergotron-europe.com
Easier on the eye
A patented expanded-pupil eyepiece makes prolonged use of DX40 laboratory microscope much easier on the user, according to Vision Biomed.
Specially designed for intensive use in biomedical laboratory applications, the DX40 allows users to expand the optical exit of the eyepieces, dramatically reducing eyestrain and greatly increasing the degree of head position freedom, without discomfort or loss of efficiency. The DX40 is a high magnification routine microscope ideal for pathology, cytology and screening applications.
In addition to the wide-angle, expanded-pupil optical head, the design includes corrected planachromatic objective lenses, Kohler illuminator, swing out condenser and a rotateable graduated mechanical stage. The DX40 can also be used with camera attachments, allowing for digital and 35mm SLR pictures to be captured.
For more information visit: www.visionen.com
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