Partnerships: Ampronix & Siemens; MAGNET & Kodak; Mercury Computer & BRIT
Irvine, Calif.-based Ampronix has entered into a formal distribution agreement with Siemens Energy and Automation through which Ampronix will begin carrying the Siemens Display Technologies line of medical imaging CRT and LCD products. The two companies plan on increasing the presence of Siemens’ displays in North America through a concentrated co-marketing and distribution effort.

MAGNET, a large U.S. healthcare group purchasing organization, has signed a new five-year contract with Eastman Kodak that makes Kodak’s digital imaging products available to over than 12,000 MAGNET member facilities. Under terms of this agreement, MAGNET (Mid-Atlantic Group Network of Shared Services) participating healthcare facilities—including hospitals, clinics and growing medical practices—can now purchase KODAK computed radiography (CR) systems, KODAK digital radiography (DR) systems, KODAK laser imaging systems as well as a variety of x-ray films.

Mercury Computer Systems announced a partnership with Texas-based PACS/RIS company BRIT Systems that will see the integration and distribution of its image management system. The resulting integrated PACS will enable faster radiological workflow and improved image quality for 2D, 3D and 4D data, as well as increased availability of information throughout an enterprise, the companies said. Per the agreement, BRIT Systems will integrate the Mercury Visage PACS and Visage CS Thin Client Server in its Roentgen RIS radiology information system. BRIT then will be enabled to offer customers an extended product portfolio covering clinical applications in cardiology, PET-CT, surgery and orthopedics, and 3D tools.