Vancouver Island Health Authority Purchases Six (6) IDC DR Systems for
CALGARY, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company, Ltd.) (TSX: IDL)
announced today that its new line of X-Series direct digital X-ray technology
has been designated preferred technology by the Vancouver Island Health
Authority (VIHA) to replace less efficient cassette-based Computed Radiography
(CR) systems currently in use. Along with this designation, IDC has received a
commitment from VIHA to purchase six (6) DR systems for immediate delivery.
"We are continuously upgrading the diagnostic capabilities at our
hospitals and imaging centers. As is true of most large medical facilities in
Canada, we strive to provide the most modern digital imaging technologies
available while working with limited funds," said Dr. John Mathieson, Director
of Diagnostic Imaging for VIHA. "We searched extensively for the right
combination of high performance technology and affordable cost and believe the
new X-Series line from IDC represents the strongest available combination of
image quality, features and economics. We are pleased to be working with an
award-winning Canadian company to bring high quality digital imaging to a wide
range of healthcare sites across Vancouver Island."
VIHA will initially replace six (6) rooms of CR equipped radiography
systems with three (3) different configurations of new X3C detector equipped
IDC digital radiography (DR) systems. These new rooms will be installed at
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (Nanaimo, BC), West Coast General Hospital
(Port Alberni, BC), Cowichan General Hospital (Duncan, BC) and several smaller
"We look forward to the opportunity to work with the professional imaging
teams at VIHA and showcasing our latest technology here as a luminary site. It
is a great opportunity for all parties," said Rex Harmon, Vice President of
Western Sales for IDC.
CAN-med Healthcare (Halifax, NS), is IDC's business partner for the VIHA
project; providing ongoing local service and support.
About Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA)
VIHA is one of British Columbia's five major health regions serving the
needs of over 730,000 people on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and
portions of the adjacent BC coast through an extensive network of hospitals,
clinics, health units and residential communities.
IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company) is a medical technology company and
innovative force in the fast-growing field of digital radiography (DR)
technology. IDC's 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 based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
You may also visit the IDC Web site: www.imagingdynamics.com.
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or predictions, or which relate to matters that are not historical facts are
forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and
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quality and in volumes which satisfy market demand; the ability of IDC to
establish direct and indirect sales channels; the ability of IDC to establish
industry partnerships; IDC's ability to attract and retain key personnel; the
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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