Samsung Showcases FDA-cleared GM85Mobile Digital Radiography Systemat RSNA 2016
CHICAGO, USA Korea IT Times– November27, 2016--Samsung Electronics showcases theGM85Digital Radiography (DR) system which received 510(k) FDAclearance Nov 17 for the US market at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2016 Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago. Samsung demonstratesthe ultimate driving experiencefor radiologists and technicians by offering “GM85 Driving Event”.
“Celebrating our fifth year participating at RSNA, the largestradiology meeting, we would like to thank our valued customers and partners for their ongoing trust and support of our medical imaginginnovations,” said Jun Dong-soo, President of Health & Medical Equipment Business at Samsung Electronics and CEO of Samsung Medison. “Listening to our customers’ needs and acting swiftly to fulfill them has led to Samsung’s fast growth in radiology.”
Along with the GM85, Samsung will showcase a wide range of medical imaging solutions from premium mobile digital X-rays to advanced ultrasound systems. Moreover, newclinical research showing how Samsung’s latest ultrasound technology drives better patient care will be presented at its RSNA Corporate Symposium session Monday 8:30a.m. - 10:00a.m.in Room S101AB.Register to attend here.
“Our products continue to prove their versatility as more healthcare providers find new innovative ways to use them,” said Philip Sullivan, Samsung NeuroLogica President and CEO. “RSNA is a great venue for radiologists to learn the diverse ways we are helping hospitals, clinicians and patients.”
Digital Radiography (DR)
Easy Navigating with Compact Design: With 555mm narrow width andweighing in at a light 349kg, the GM85 allows easy access around tight spaces, even in elevators. A collapsible column gives users clear visibility when moving the system and broadens access to smaller spaces. Adaptive soft-driving control and front-bumper sensor also help make navigation safer.
Optimized Workflow with Enhanced Usability: SID (Source to Image Distance) Guide supports detailed device positioning with multiple SID settings.S-Aligndisplays the detector’s angle to the THU (Tube Head Unit) for precise alignment to enhance image quality.Quick-positioning allows handle-free, precise body movement by simple button clicks on the THU and optimizes workflow, enabling users to save time.
Advanced Imaging Technology for Superior Image Quality: S-Vue,the advanced imaging engine, enhances image sharpness and clarity.SimGridprovides high-quality images without using a conventional grid, reducing scatter radiation effects. Also, radiographers can lower retake rates as S-Vue eliminates alignment errors that often occur with a conventional grid.
GC85A (Advanced Applications) adds new features to radiography workflows:
Fast Stitching: Our upgraded stitching technology reduces process time by 31% compared to the original GC85A. Increased process speed means radiographers receive exam images more quickly. Fast stitching helps lessen the burden on patients who find it difficult to stand for an extended period of time and leave the x-ray room faster than before.
SimGrid: This feature streamlines workflow because it operateswithout a portable grid, reducingoperator wrist overload. SimGridalso eliminates alignment errors that often occur with portable grids, reducing retake rates and increasing patient satisfaction.
Bone Suppression:Clarity of soft tissue is improved when suppressing the appearance of bones in chest images.
Portable Computed Tomography (CT)
The BodyTom and CereTom portable systems continue to prove their versatility as they are increasingly adopted and utilized in a wide range of market applications such as mobile stroke units, brachytherapy suites and proton therapy centers, deep brain stimulation and even veterinarian hospitals.
CereTom receives accolades as more mobile stroke treatment units implement the CT scanner:
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas added BodyTom® CT, the world’s first portable, full-body, 32-slice CT (computed tomography) scanner to its Proton Therapy Center and is now treating patients at the facility using images from the scanner.
The University of Wisconsin (UW) Carbone Cancer Center in Madisonrecently incorporated BodyTom® technology into its radiation oncology brachytherapy planning process.
Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport, La.,also added BodyTom® CT to its brachytherapy suite