NAI Tech features new disc publisher
NAI Tech Products launched its MDR Publisher, an automated enterprise class disc publishing system at the 93rd scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago last month.

Paul Dempster, president of NAI Tech, said its MDR is “an affordable media DICOM burning and printing solution.” He said that his customers who use discs are usually asking, “why does it cost $25,000 or $26,000 to be burning discs with a label in their center.” In response to the fiscal concerns of its customers, Dempster said that the company has been able “to leverage their DICOM networking skills with its MDR product, as well as some emerging technologies on the robotic side, and the inkjet media side to release a very cost-effective solution.” As a result of these efforts, he said the MDR Publisher is robotic, automatic and under $14,000.

The system features an integrated DICOM image server and dual DVD/CDR burners with full-color graphics label printing. The system can also burn single or multiple patient discs.

One goal of the publisher is “to minimize the technologist interaction that needs to take place” with the publisher, in order to simplify the process, Dempster said.

The MDR combines patent-pending Medical Digital Recorder technology with a reliable medical grade robotic module and fast gigabit Ethernet to support the demanding needs of a fast paced digital imaging environment.

Dempster stressed that NAI Tech’s message at this year’s RSNA is that the end user’s can possess “a real solution that’s affordable for disc burning.”