Real-time dosimetry makes strides at RSNA 2012 – Unfors and Philips in new collaboration announced at conference
Billdal, 11th December 2012 At this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference in Chicago, RaySafe took important steps to establish real-time dosimetry as an industry standard.
Among several new developments in the field, the conference saw the signing of a new collaboration between RaySafe and Royal Philips Electronics to develop the next generation of the Philips DoseAware system, announced on November 30. The aim of the agreement is to provide seamless access and communication between Philips DoseAware and Philips Allura interventional X-ray systems. Philips and RaySafe are developing an Allura X-ray environment with an integrated real-time dosimetry solution, providing staff with improved, personalized and directly accessible dose information.
Philips is the worldwide leader in angiographic systems for cardiology labs. The Philips Allura Xper system offers customers exceptional image quality and deeper insight for diagnosing and treating cardiac disease.
According to Magnus Kristoferson, CEO at RaySafe, “Making real-time insight an integral part of the interventional suite will help medical staff avoid unnecessary radiation. The fact that the industry is stepping forward and taking responsibility for integrating radiation protection into X-ray equipment is something that has been received very well at the conference.”
In addition to its wide range of proven products for quality assurance of diagnostic X-ray and real-time personal dose monitoring, the company successfully launched its new “RaySafe S1 Dose Management” software, a cloud-based solution that helps medical staff to manage patient dose. Through this expansion RaySafe is the only supplier worldwide to offer comprehensive solutions for the X-ray room, from quality assurance of X-ray equipment, to real-time dose monitoring for medical staff and dose management solutions for the benefit of the patient
Unfors Instruments has changed its name to RaySafe
RaySafe is the leading supplier of radiation measurement solutions in the medical field offering comprehensive solutions for the X-ray room – from quality assurance of X-ray equipment, to real-time dose monitoring for medical staff and dose management solutions for the benefit of the patient. These products combine advanced technology with simple use and transparent data overview. RaySafe also provides extensive customer service and helps increase awareness of unnecessary radiation. The company’s headquarters are in Billdal, Sweden, where RaySafe was founded in 1994. Subsidiaries in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Singapore, India, Japan and China and a tight sales network address the global market. Among the clients are major X-ray manufacturers as well as some of the most well-known university hospitals worldwide. With a team of 150 employees, RaySafe generated revenue of about 20 million euros in the fiscal year 2011/2012. Up to now, the company has been certified in compliance with the ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO IEC 17025 and ISO 9001 quality management standards. The Swedish Sixth AP Fund has been majority owner of RaySafe since 2006.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2011 sales of EUR 22.6 billion and employs approximately 121,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.