SOURCE: Viztek, LLC

Viztek, LLC

December 01, 2014 09:03 ET

​Viztek Debuts New U-Arm and Complete OTC System at RSNA 2014

Two New DR Systems Designed to Simplify Exam Process for Technologists and Increase Throughput for Greater Department Efficiency

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - Dec 1, 2014) - (RSNA Booth #7322) -- Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of its new U-Arm DR and Overhead Tube Crane (OTC) systems. Unveiled for the first time at the Radiological Society of North America's (RSNA's) 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, the two new additions further expand the company's growing DR product line. With a focus on helping radiology departments work smarter, both systems were designed to maximize ease-of-use and versatility.

U-Arm
Designed with the technologist in mind, the new Viztek U-Arm enables exams to be completed quickly and with the most accuracy. Advanced features enable the overall exam time to be shortened, while simultaneously helping assure that the time with the patient is more focused and productive. Specific features include the following:

  • New Interface. The sleek new U-Arm DR system builds on the company's state-of-the-art functionality for superior quality digital imaging and is equipped with a new, more user-friendly interface allowing technologists to learn utilization quickly. 
  • Added viewing and control. Going beyond providing strictly control room capabilities, Viztek's system enables patient-side viewing and control as well.
  • Unlimited pre-programming. The U-Arm DR can have an unlimited number of positions pre-programmed into the system, ensuring that technicians are always prepared and spend minimal time re-positioning for each patient x-ray -- while further enhancing overall throughput.
  • Low dose software. Along with advanced stitching capabilities, the available software paired with the U-Arm DR offers a pediatric imaging package allowing facilities to effectively reduce radiation exposure to children.

"Through robust DR imaging and additionally versatile capabilities, we've designed the U-Arm to help facilities expedite patient x-rays, improve workflow and arrive at greater throughput," said Bruce Ashby, general manager, Viztek. "Beyond increasing efficiency, the system is also cost-effective and can support low dose imaging capabilities -- truly making it the ideal DR solution for future-minded facilities."

Overhead Tube Crane (OTC)
The new OTC combines the benefits of Viztek's existing chest and table systems into one unit for those facilities that are seeking a complete room replacement. Also beneficial to the technologists, the system's features provide significant versatility and ease-of-use to enable faster processes. Key features include:

  • Remote control. The new OTC system delivers enhanced usability and speed, supported by its new remote control capabilities, which offer unlimited APR and pre-sets. The remote allows for increased quality care for the patient and ease of use for the technologist.
  • Dual movement modes. The versatile system offers the convenience of both manual and automatic options for movement mode and can take on unlimited pre-programming to ensure that the most ideal, accurate positioning for any given patient during x-ray is available at a moment's notice. 
  • Advanced software. Paired with the Ultra DR software, Viztek's OTC delivers improved workflow by enabling smarter navigation of the system with very few necessary clicks, while overall efficiency benefits from the upgraded stitching functions.

Both the U-Arm DR and the Viztek OTC system can be paired with Viztek's pediatric imaging software package to support low dose imaging initiatives. As medical imaging continues to grow dose conscious, it is critical that healthcare organizations leverage solutions ensuring that pediatric patients receive the safest possible care.

"Innovation means different things in different industries, but in healthcare, and radiology in particular, it needs to have legs to truly make a difference. That's why Viztek is dedicated to pioneering ease-of-use and better workflow with our DR solutions -- because improved care delivery comes from improving usability," added Ashby. "The new U-Arm and OTC, much like the rest of our offerings, are devoted to the same goal -- simplifying radiology."

For more information about the new U-Arm and OTC from Viztek, visit Viztek's booth #7322 during RSNA.

About Viztek

Viztek is a leading provider of complete digital software and hardware imaging solutions to better image-enable the healthcare enterprise. All Viztek solutions -- including PACS, RIS, EHR and DR, deliver advanced connectivity and functionality, and are backed by comprehensive training and support for the hospital and private practice markets. For any-size facilities, from large healthcare organizations to community hospitals and imaging centers, Viztek enables greater efficiency and productivity through state-of-the-art technologies and continuous, smart innovation. For more information, visit www.viztek.net.

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