Siemens launches pair of new CT scanners

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

November 28, 1999 --

CHICAGO - CT aficionados will find a brace of new spiral scanners in the RSNA booth of Siemens Medical Systems this week. The new products are called Somatom Emotion and Somatom Balance, and are designed to offer high-end imaging at a mid-range price, according to the Iselin, NJ, vendor.

Siemens redesigned the gantry used on its previous CT scanners to achieve a better mix of price and performance, according to Sabine Duffy, marketing manager for the company. The new design, called PowerTrain, enables users to conduct a full spiral study with no cooling delays. Emotion and Balance users even have a power reserve at the end of a study, which is useful when imaging larger patients, Duffy said.

Both systems use Siemens' ultra-fast ceramic detectors, the same detectors used on the company's premium Somatom Plus 4 Volume Zoom scanner. In fact, Emotion and Balance users can upgrade to Volume Zoom, which is the company's multislice offering. Emotion is a 0.8-second scanner, while Balance completes a rotation in one second.

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
November 28, 1999

Digital radiography and PACS provider Swissray International has signed a financial services agreement with DVI Strategic Partners Group of Northbrook, IL, which will operate a lease financing program for Swissray America's U.S. clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. By allowing customers to pay over an extended period of time, Swissray hopes to overcome the initial investment barrier for prospective purchasers of the vendor's ddR technology, according to president, chairman, and CEO Ruedi Laupper.

In other Swissray news, the New York City-based firm has received a down payment of $2.1 million from the Romanian Ministry of Health, which ordered 32 ddRMulti-Systems in October 1999 in a deal valued at $13.8 million. The funding came from ABN AMRO Bank, which financed the agreement. Swissray expects to complete its delivery requirements and receive the balance of money on or before June 30.

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
March 7, 2000

Copyright © 2000 AuntMinnie.com

Digital radiography and PACS provider Swissray International has signed a financial services agreement with DVI Strategic Partners Group of Northbrook, IL, which will operate a lease financing program for Swissray America's U.S. clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. By allowing customers to pay over an extended period of time, Swissray hopes to overcome the initial investment barrier for prospective purchasers of the vendor's ddR technology, according to president, chairman, and CEO Ruedi Laupper.

In other Swissray news, the New York City-based firm has received a down payment of $2.1 million from the Romanian Ministry of Health, which ordered 32 ddRMulti-Systems in October 1999 in a deal valued at $13.8 million. The funding came from ABN AMRO Bank, which financed the agreement. Swissray expects to complete its delivery requirements and receive the balance of money on or before June 30.

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
March 7, 2000

Copyright © 2000 AuntMinnie.com

Digital radiography and PACS provider Swissray International has signed a financial services agreement with DVI Strategic Partners Group of Northbrook, IL, which will operate a lease financing program for Swissray America's U.S. clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. By allowing customers to pay over an extended period of time, Swissray hopes to overcome the initial investment barrier for prospective purchasers of the vendor's ddR technology, according to president, chairman, and CEO Ruedi Laupper.

In other Swissray news, the New York City-based firm has received a down payment of $2.1 million from the Romanian Ministry of Health, which ordered 32 ddRMulti-Systems in October 1999 in a deal valued at $13.8 million. The funding came from ABN AMRO Bank, which financed the agreement. Swissray expects to complete its delivery requirements and receive the balance of money on or before June 30.

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
March 7, 2000

Copyright © 2000 AuntMinnie.com

 

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