Ministry of Health chooses IDC X-Series digital technology for health
facilities throughout Chile
CALGARY, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd.) (TSX: IDL),
today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Government of
Chile's Ministry of Health for its new X-Series direct digital X-ray
technology. The contract includes the IDC X1600 digital radiographic (DR)
system with the new X3C detector, as well as X-Series technology from
VMI-Sistemas Medicos (VMI), IDC's Latin American OEM partner. Thirty three
units will be installed throughout Chile, providing accessibility to advanced
diagnostics to even the most remote regions of the country via an
interconnected national medical intranet.
IDC's X-Series provides high quality images using low dose and a very low
cost of ownership compared to traditional film X-ray technology.
The contract was awarded to IDC as the result of a rigorous evaluation
process that assessed image quality, cost of ownership, current customer
installations, service records and FDA regulatory approvals.
"I am proud to be an integral part of Chile's country-wide transition to
digital radiography," said Orlando Morante, IDC General Manager, Latin
America. "Chile is setting a precedent in Latin America as the first country
to standardize on direct digital DR X-ray technology to make the most advanced
radiography technology in the world available to its citizens."
This contract extends IDC's leadership position in Latin America. In
September, IDC announced a milestone when it completed its 50th shipment of
its CCD based DR technology to Latin America, with recent installations in
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and the Dominican
IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company) is a medical technology company and the
global leader in the fast-growing field of digital radiography (DR)
technology. IDC's innovative X-Series of direct capture technology replaces
conventional film-based X-rays and provides a cost-effective alternative to
cassette based film or computed radiography (CR) systems. Each IDC DR solution
provides high resolution radiographic images in the digital format required
for today's electronic medical record networks, all without the use of film,
environmentally harmful chemicals, cassettes or expensive imaging plates. IDC
is the recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award, The
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and has been rated for two consecutive quarters
by independent market research firm, MD Buyline, as the industry's number one
provider in customer service.
IDC is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
You may also visit the IDC Web site: www.imagingdynamics.com.
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quality and in volumes which satisfy market demand; the ability of IDC to
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strength and breadth of IDC's patents; and other factors relating to general
economic conditions, specific industry conditions and IDC's particular
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For further information: Ms. Michelle Naismith, Marketing Manager, IDC,