Healthcare Industry News: Digital Radiography
News Release - April 24, 2009
BK Medical to Introduce Flex Focus Mobile Ultrasound Scanner at American Urological Association Annual Meeting in ChicagoFlex Focus - Mobile Ultrasound Has Grown Up
COPENHAGEN, Denmark--(HSMN NewsFeed)--BK Medical, a wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG ), today announced the American-market premiere of the Flex Focus ultrasound scanner at the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting, April 25-30, in Chicago, Illinois. Flex Focus is the latest in the Focus-family series of ultrasound scanners.
The new Flex Focus scanner is a modern, sleek ultrasound system, whose groundbreaking design compliments its exemplary functionality. The Flex Focus features a 19” LCD high-definition monitor that houses the actual scanning unit, making the Flex Focus the mobile solution for sophisticated ultrasound needs. The Flex Focus can be easily docked in several different configurations and its 14 inch (35cm) width means it physically fits into virtually all clinical settings, even smaller, private practice offices. The Flex Focus 19” LCD monitor is positioned vertically on the scanning unit, making it possible to view two large biplane images simultaneously without compromising ultrasound image size.
The Flex Focus keyboard is sealed and smooth, with no rough edges or grooves. This makes cleaning and disinfection easy and also reduces the risk of cross-contamination.
As the market leader in urology and surgical ultrasound, BK continually builds upon its already extensive and innovative portfolio that now includes a mobile ultrasound system compatible with BK’s famous state-of-the-art specialized transducers.
Michael Brock, President and CEO of BK Medical, says, “Many customers today are interested in laptop scanners, and assume they have to make system compromises if they decide to purchase a mobile system. The Flex Focus addresses this market need. With the Flex Focus, customers do not need to compromise – they get a real, full-size scanner with superior image quality in a small, mobile system.”
Facts about B-K Medical
B-K Medical ApS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG ), specializes in the development and production of diagnostic ultrasound equipment. The company is recognized as a world leader in developing ultrasound scanners specially designed for surgery and for the investigation of urological disorders. The product line also includes scanners for other applications, such as gynecological examinations, fetal scanning, and radiology.
B-K Medical is represented in 60 countries, with subsidiary sales companies in the U.S., Belgium, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the U.K. An extensive network of distributors connects B-K Medical with Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the rest of the world. The company has about 300 employees, of which about two-thirds are located in Denmark.
Analogic Corporation is a growth oriented high-technology signal and image processing company, providing products and services to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and end users in growing medical diagnostics and security markets worldwide. The Company is recognized worldwide for advancing the state of the art in Automatic Explosives Detection, Computed Tomography (CT), Digital Radiography (DR), Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Patient Monitoring, and Advanced Signal Processing. For more information, visit www.analogic.com.
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