The theme of the Sony Electronics display booth at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting last month in Chicago was “imaging technology for every modality,” and showed an array of applicable printers.
George Santanello, director of marketing for Sony’s medical division, said the growing trend amongst imagers and peripheral products have become much smaller, or more compact. “As ultrasound parts get smaller, so do the peripherals,” Santanello said. He used the Sony Blue Thermal Film UP-DF550 imager as an example, which retains nearly the same compact size as the previous model, the Sony UP-DF500, yet it supports four different film sizes (14x17, 11x14, 10x12 and 8x10).
Also during RSNA, Sony selected Candelis, a medical informatics company, as a system integrator for the Sony FilmStation dry film imager. Candelis will offer the affordable and versatile diagnostic quality printer to support the Candelis family of ImageGrid RIS/PACS products and its customers.