This Award is in recognition of Swissray’s development of a new high-quality, low-cost digital radiography system, the ddRCompact™ series.
Combined with world renowned Swiss Engineering, the ddRCompact series increases patient throughput and overall productivity, while lowering the costs associated with imaging thus enhancing the revenues for the imaging center, all at one time, which makes it unique.
“Swissray is the only one of its kind in the digital imaging front, offering customers a detector technology choice – either amorphous silicon flat panel detectors or solid state charge couple devices systems,” says Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Pramodh Ishwarakrishnan. “The company introduced the ddRCompact series in order to provide a low-cost DR system that produces high-quality, high-resolution images, and to meet the needs and demands of low-volume imaging centers and markets such as orthopedics, smaller hospitals, veterinary and chiropractic.”
Specifically designed to accommodate the needs of modern radiography departments, the ddRCompact system employs a single High Definition Silicon Solid State Detector HD-3000™ which offers outstanding image quality at low levels of radiation in just seconds.
By utilizing a single detector, the cost incurred by imaging centers is significantly lower since the DR system investment and the maintenance costs are minimal. Swissray’s technology improves the productivity gains in a hospital and overrides the limitations of conventional and computed radiography.
The ddRCompact is based on a C-arm design, where the X-ray tube is aligned and always centered to the detector for fast, precise, and convenient patient positioning. Swissray’s unique Automated Positioning System (APS) streamlines the radiography workflow process by automating all positioning and collimation requirements. With its remote control and pre-programmed memory function, the system can be moved quickly, conveniently and precisely into the desired applications. Patient demographics are seamlessly integrated and add to enhance the efficiency of exam workflow.
“The ddRCompact’s ability to perform off-center imaging in orthopedic and pediatric examinations, for patients who cannot comfortably place the body part onto the center of the detector, is especially beneficial for pediatric and geriatric patients,” notes Pramodh. “Additionally, the research team at Swissray continues to strive to develop products that set new performance standards in terms of least environmental impact and lowest total cost of ownership.”
Compared to the workload performed by cassette-based radiology systems, the ddRCompact performs at least double the workload, thereby freeing up space, support staff and technical staff for other purposes.
The ddRCompact® series systems perform full body imaging with their unique “AutoStitchin” function, automatically combining up to four images. Orthopedic studies such as Scoliosis and Long Leg imaging are performed with greater speed and precision than ever before. The EasyCorrect tool allows the user to ensure perfect alignment even in case of patient movement.
In short, the company has set a new benchmark in the radiology segment by introducing a space-efficient and multifunctional DR system, which is fully automated and remote controlled-based which offers maximum user friendliness.
For enabling smaller imaging practices to achieve maximum productivity gains and increased throughput, at significantly lower cost with top quality imaging, Frost & Sullivan has chosen Swissray as the worthy recipient of the 2008 Product Innovation of the Year Award.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this Award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in new products and technologies within its industry. The recipient company has shown innovation by launching a broad line of emerging products and technologies.
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About Swissray International Inc.
Swissray is the pioneer and worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of state-of-the art Digital Radiography Systems. Swissray’s unique APS™ - Automated Positioning System – takes performance beyond conventional DR by streamlining the radiography workflow to the maximum. With an industry leading 3.5 lp/mm spatial resolution, Swissray delivers unmatched image quality at lowest radiation dose.
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