REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Nov. 19 Radlink, Inc., a supplierof affordable medical imaging systems to healthcare providers, today announcedthe new family of hardware and software products they will be introducing tothe marketplace at RSNA 2007, the annual meeting of the Radiological Societyof North America (RSNA).
Radlink has been garnering national attention in the healthcare imagingmarketplace for the past two years due to the highly successful rollout of itsflagship CR Pro(TM) machine. The CR Pro utilizes sealed fiber-optic lasertechnology to obtain high-resolution, higher-quality digital x-ray images at asubstantially lower cost than other options in the marketplace.
This year, the company will be introducing a family of three distinct CRPro machines, each designed for a specific profile, and a uniquely inexpensivePACS offering designed and priced specifically for the private practiceenvironment.
"By drawing on our innovative technology and the depth of professionalexperience in the radiology industry that we have on our team, Radlink isexpanding the availability of digital informatics for all levels of medicinethrough uniquely targeted engineering," said Thomas Hacking, chairman andchief executive officer of Radlink. "This process eliminates varioushardware and software that just isn't needed and only adds cost at theclinical level, which in turn enables us to deliver this new family ofmachines and our new PACS offering at costs well below the norm in theindustry."
According to Hacking, the new products to be unveiled at RSNA 2007 are thefollowing:
CR Pro 2000
This new machine features a top-quality Computed Radiography (CR) readerthat is specifically designed for two markets: the OEM market, for use as a CRappliance with digital radiography, as well as distributed applications forend users with smaller budgets. The CR Pro 2000 is engineered with an upgradepath that provides all of the capabilities of the entire Radlink family ofimaging systems.
CR Pro 2100
This is Radlink's core CR product, based on a proprietary "sealed fiberoptics" design that maximizes transfer efficiency in private physician officeswhere low-power x-ray equipment is common. This breakthrough machine deliversbetter resolution to clinicians for a much lower cost than its competitors,and is a truly self-contained system that requires less maintenance and enjoysa longer life than other products in the market.
CR Pro 2200
The CR Pro 2200 is a true achievement in the industry and will make noisein 2008. In a practice with multiple physicians, all digital images must bestored in a secure, HIPAA compliant database for future access. This requirespractices to double their investment in digital imaging by purchasing anadditional Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS). The CR Pro2200 turns this model upside down by bundling a robust PACS with up to 10Terabytes of secure storage inside a self-contained Radlink CR system withimage quality and speed that equals any other CR system available. This newoffering is by far the best value available for full-service digital imagingat any private practice or small imaging operation.
Radlink is also introducing a stand-alone PACS offering specifically builtand scaled for the private practice market. ThinPACS brings the necessarycomponents of a hospital-sized PACS to the smaller private practice andimaging operation environment. This is a robust, completely standards-basedmedical imaging communications and storage system at a fraction of the cost ofother PACS on the market.
"Radlink is ideally positioned to offer high-performance, next-generationdigital imaging solutions to meet the clinical challenges of physicians, aswell as OEMs, at prices that are affordable," said Hacking. "We're excited tounveil these products at RS