Samsung’s first premium ultrasound with 5D technology

SAmsung_WS80A launch eventNew Delhi, January 07, 2014: Samsung Electronics has launched the UGEO WS80A, its first premium ultrasound with 5D technology in India. With stylish Samsung design and innovative features including the 5D technologies, MPI and ElastoScan™ that provides superior image performance, the UGEO WS80A redefines premium ultrasound for women’s health. The device features a 21.5″ wide LED imaging screen and a 10.1″ touchscreen for the controls, as well as a variety of software optimizations that help resolve relevant anatomy and outputs data to 3D TV’s for an even more realistic view.

“As the first premium device, the UGEO WS80A represents the latest ultrasound innovation and leading IT technologies of Samsung,” said Dinesh Lodha, Vice President, Health and Medical Equipment Business, Samsung India. “Samsung will continue to put its best efforts towards developing medical devices that deliver true-to-life images and features that provide faster diagnosis.”

The new UGEO WS80A combines Samsung’s latest technology in display to deliver faster and more accurate diagnoses in the field of women’s health. Its key features are :

  • The 21.5” Wide LED screen offers users higher quality color image representation as well as higher resolution compared to conventional monitors, delivering enhanced vision of the ultrasound images.
  • A 10.1″ Touch Control Pad is highly sensitive, allowing for easy input to minimize users’ stress from pressing the buttons.
  • FRV™ + Inversion Mode – FRV™ (Feto Realistic View) has been upgraded to improve speed and to support inversion mode. Advanced FRV™ allows for detailed visualization of subtle anatomical features, thereby enabling intuitive diagnosis on the scanned 3D images and enriching patient communication.
  • 5D NT™ (Nuchal translucency)* — Enables realistic visualization of NT images that help detect Down syndrome.
  • 5D Cine™ — Provides images that can be viewed on 3D TV for healthcare practitioners to acquire new clinical value through more accurate diagnoses of lesions and blood vessels. Apart from the clinical benefit, this feature also gives life-like 3D images of the unborn child.
  • ElastoScan™ – applies strain imaging technology which displays the gradient value of tissue displacement via color map, thus making it easier for users to differentiate between benign and malignant masses through acquiring the strain ratio between the target and reference area at a much faster rate than its predecessors. Simple ROI selection and automatic calculation make breast diagnosis more efficient and intuitive.

Other additional features include the Additional EV Probe Holder, Probe Cable Hangers, Default Gel Warmer and Up & Down Lift that allows the user to adjust the system to the user’s preferred height without straining.

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Transasia introduces LAURA M- the next generation urine analyzer in India



Transasia Bio- Medicals Ltd. is a leader in the Indian Diagnostic Industry, and over a period of three Laura M is the next generation Urine Analyzer with high-throughput, that is capable of measuring all routine parameters in urine along with Microalbumin and Creatinine which are specific urine markers of nephropathy. Objective evaluation of the urine samples by LAURA® M instrument helps to eliminate any subjective interpretation and operator bias of the colour reaction of the diagnostic pads and therefore contributes to the correct diagnosis of the patients.The latest offering from the house of Transasia is Laura M, a quick and simple solution for the analysis of urine. Laura M is produced by ERBA Lachema, the Czech Republic subsidiary of ERBA Diagnostics Mannheim GmbH, of which Transasia is a part.decades, it has set benchmarks by indigenously manufacturing and providing some of the latest and best technologies across the world. With a wide array of products in specialties such as Biochemistry, Hematology, Diabetes Management, Coagulation, Critical Care, Electrophoresis, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Diagnostics and Urine Analysis, Transasia offers Total Solutions in Clinical Diagnostics.

Laura M is designed to nullify the potential errors in urine analysis due to operator bias, operator handling, pre- analytical and sample issues. Equipped with a plethora of sensors to manage the entire workflow Laura M ensures most accurate results along with maximum compliance with strict quality systems prescription.

ERBA Lachema with a history of path breaking technology in the field of Urinalysis has developed LAURA® M with features which are unparalleled.  

Major features of Urine Analyzer Laura M:

Smooth Workflow Management: LAURA® M with its user friendly feature of continuous loading and very a high throughput of 600 measurements per hour allows efficient workflow in a high workload environment. Results are given in just 60 seconds for all its parameters. The instrument can be connected to a bar code reader to simplify work list creation and reduce hands on time. Laura M is capable of interfacing with Laboratory Information System (LIS).

Efficient Data Management:LAURA® M has internal memory capacity of 2000 measurements. It has a standard interface via RS232 and USB ports which enables the instrument to be connected to the Laboratory Information System (LIS) either for reporting or archiving data.

Cutting-Edge Hardware Features:The sleek ergonomic design of LAURA® M denotes quality that the brand Lachema stands for. The large colour touch screen makes operation easy and user friendly. Hygienic disposal of used strips is done by a waste container. It has an in-built thermal printer which flags all abnormal results.

Unique dry strip detection in case of operator error of samplication on the reagent strip:Multiple sensors detect the strip at different stages and ensure reliable test strip recognition. LAURA® M automatically recognizes if the waste container is full and displays warning on the screen.

Sophisticated Software Features: Laura M provides extreme flexibility of interchanging between different metric systems for units of measurement.  Laura M allows user to set critical values as per laboratory practices. The USB ports can be used for software upgradation for improved and latest features.

PHAN Diagnostics Strips for Laura M: ERBA Lachema through extensive research and development has mastered the art of manufacturing urine strips. The PHAN range of urine reagents strips are protected against the common concentration of Ascorbic Acid (200-800mg/dL), ensuring no interference with measurement of Glucose,  Blood, or Nitrates on the strip. DekPHAN Laura and MicroAlbuPHAN Laura are routine 10 parameters and 2 parameters specialized Microalbumin and Creatinine test strips respectively . All Phan range of strips have a uniform incubation period of 60 seconds.

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Healthcare Providers Cite Carestream’s DRX Systems’ High Performance, Excellent Reliability

Customers Also Like Flexibility in Converting to DR by Installing DRX Detectors into Existing Room or Portable Systems “As Their Budgets Allow

CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution Room PediatricLeading healthcare professionals again applauded Carestream’s DRX Systems for offering excellent performance that exceeded expectations—along with strong reliability—in MD Buyline’s Market Intelligence Briefing™ for the Fourth Quarter of 2013.

Carestream’s wireless DRX detectors are “the core products that live in portable, fixed and standalone X-ray units in a retrofit capacity or integrated with new systems,” according to the report, and many facilities upgrade existing equipment with DRX detectors “one by one as their budgets allow.”

Users value “the continuity of the previous generation CR systems’ user interface incorporated into the current digital X-ray system platform.” They also stated “the DRX-1C detector offers excellent image quality and the potential to lower patient dose.”

Carestream was the highest ranked company for both service response time and service repair quality. Healthcare providers also gave Carestream high marks for installation and applications training.

“Our expanding family of DRX-based diagnostic imaging systems continues to exceed the patient care requirements of medical imaging services providers and the independent evaluations from MD Buyline are further proof of that,” said Doug Spotts, General Manager, U.S. & Canada Medical Sales, Carestream Health. “Equally important is the fact that this customer feedback also validates our expertise in critical areas such as installation, service and total customer support.”

The MD Buyline report includes user ratings in the following categories: system performance, reliability, installation/implementation, applications training, service response times and service repair quality.

MD Buyline of Dallas, Texas, ensures that hospitals and health systems optimize the clinical and financial impact of their medical technology decisions. Leveraging the industry’s deepest expertise, most advanced analytics and custom research, MD Buyline provides more than 3,300 members with the insight and implementation support they need to ensure success.

Carestream’s wireless DRX family of DR imaging systems allows a single wireless detector to work across all DRX equipment to convert, expand or replace existing imaging solutions. The full line of digital X-ray systems combines compatible, scalable components to meet healthcare providers’ current needs while providing the flexibility to adapt to future imaging requirements.