3DISC Imaging Introduces Advanced CR Readers at 2013 RSNA

Press Release, November 22nd, 2013

Compact FireCR Flash Medical and Veterinary Readers Combine Crystal Clear Image Quality, Speed and Affordability

3DISC a manufacturer of digital imaging solutions, will debut its new FireCR Flash Medical and Veterinary Readers at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago, December 1–6 (Booth #6125). The compact FireCR Flash Reader product line offers crystal-clear image quality, along with fast scanning speeds and other key features to meet every imaging need.

The new FireCR Flash Readers feature technology advances pioneered by 3DISC that result in the highest possible signal collection efficiency—providing the high image quality facilities need for diagnostic imaging applications.

According to Sigrid Smitt-Jeppesen, CEO of 3DISC Americas, the company serves a broad spectrum of customers—from radiology departments and imaging centers of all sizes to specialty practices in areas such as orthopedics, podiatry, chiropractic, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. “No matter the imaging setting, our customers tell us that image quality is a key factor when selecting a CR system,” Smitt-Jeppesen said. “Our FireCR Flash Readers were specially designed to deliver the exceptional image quality required for diagnostic imaging, while offering aggressive pricing to make the readers affordable for radiology departments and practices.”

FireCR Flash Readers also feature a number of design and engineering innovations, in keeping with 3DISC’s mission to provide the latest in advanced imaging technology. They offer increased productivity, with a fast throughput of up to 70 plates per hour. They also are exceptionally small and lightweight, able to be placed on a counter or wall-mounted—ideal for even the most space-challenged radiology department or practice.

FireCR Flash Readers accommodate a range of cassette sizes to meet every imaging need—including a unique veterinary dental cassette accessory kit that allows veterinary practices to scan dental imaging plates using the FireCR Flash Veterinary Reader. The cassettes feature advanced engineering that makes them strong and robust. A specially designed metal plate “carries” the imaging plate through the system, reducing the chance of damage and prolonging the life of valuable imaging plates. Also new is a convenient USB 2.0/Ethernet interface.

“Our customers are not ‘one size fits all,’ so we recognized that it was important to provide a full range of features and options,” said Thomas Weldingh, CEO of 3DISC Europe. “With the FireCR Readers, there is no need for customers to compromise on features and functionality—whether they are a high-volume but space-challenged clinic, a smaller radiology department with a tight budget but plans to grow, or a busy veterinary clinic or practice. They can select a system that meets their exact needs and budgets—and also have flexibility that lets them grow.”

A key part of this flexibility—and one that is unique to 3DISC—is the ability to affordably and easily upgrade in the field for higher throughput. Customers can select a FireCR Reader that meets their current needs and budgets, and then scale up as their imaging volume increases. “Our customers appreciate the peace of mind that comes from knowing their technology investment is protected,” Weldingh said.

The FireCR Flash Readers will be available worldwide in the first quarter of 2014.

About 3DISC Imaging

3DISC specializes in quality imaging products for the medical, dental, chiropractic, and veterinary markets. Its products are based on innovative concepts that provide highly productive, compact devices and software solutions that deliver uncompromising image quality at an affordable price. The company has developed strong distribution networks in the United States and Europe, making its leading-edge products available to a growing number of hospitals, clinics, specialty practices, and satellite facilities seeking flexibility that lets them grow.