3DISC to Unveil Next-Generation CR Readers at 2011 RSNA Meeting

Press Release, November 21st, 2011

FireCR+ systems combine improved image quality, increased stability, and maximum flexibility. 3DISC, a manufacturer of digital imaging solutions, will debut its next-generation FireCR+ Medical and FireCR+ Veterinary Readers at the 2011 Radiological Society of North America meeting in Chicago Nov. 27–Dec. 2 (Booth #8959, North Building, Hall B). The FireCR+ Readers feature significantly improved image quality, increased stability, and reduced maintenance requirements, building upon 3DISC’s unique first-generation FireCR technology.

“We are pleased to introduce our new FireCR+ Readers to the radiology and veterinary communities following the successful launch of our core systems last year,” said Sigrid Smitt-Jeppesen, chief executive officer of 3DISC Americas. “The versatile, flexible FireCR+ Readers offer several important upgrades, including technology improvements that result in greatly enhanced detail and resolution. We continue to focus on providing busy hospitals, clinics, and medical and veterinary practices with high-quality, fast, and compact CR systems for use in many different environments—giving users the flexibility that lets them grow.”

The FireCR+ Readers are built on pioneering technology that increases productivity with a throughput of up to 70 plates per hour, providing crisp, clear images for viewing, archiving, and distribution. FireCR+ products offer full DICOM connectivity and allow users to capture high-quality images of any body part. Imaging parameters are optimized, resulting in digital images that can be enhanced, enlarged, duplicated, and sent to any location in seconds with no loss of resolution. All imaging functions are performed with 3DISC’s advanced QuantorMed and QuantorVet Imaging Software.

According to Thomas Weldingh, chief executive officer of 3DISC Europe, the FireCR+ product line features the unique ability to upgrade to higher speeds with a simple smart card update, giving users flexibility to start with an entry‐level reader and increase productivity as their needs change. “Customers can select a FireCR+ Reader that meets their current needs and budgets, and then scale up as imaging volume increases,” Weldingh said. “This feature provides maximum flexibility for busy hospitals, clinics, and specialty practices, and ensures that their technology investment is protected.”

The compact, and lightweight FireCR+ Readers are designed to fit into any environment, with a wall-mount option for facilities with limited space availability. They also are ideal for use with mobile x-ray equipment that is transported within departments and hospitals and between geographic locations—for example in mobile imaging units that serve the large-animal veterinary market.

Smitt-Jeppesen said that flexibility is critical for radiology and veterinary customers today. “Users have told us that they want flexibility in terms of imaging speed, upgradability, cost, portability, and the option to mount the device on a wall or place it on a cart or tabletop,” she said. “Other devices on the market can do some of these things, but 3DISC provides the only solutions that address all of these key priorities.”

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 quickly 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. For more information, visit www.3DISCimaging.com.