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Feb 16, 2016

First Shimadzu Sonialvision G4 multipurpose R/F system with Advanced Clinical Solutions installed in the US

Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of advanced diagnostic imaging systems, announces the first Sonialvision G4 installed with Advanced Clinical Solutions at Union Hospital, MD.

The Sonialvision G4 is designed to perform a wide variety of examinations – endoscopy, videofluoroscopy for gastrointestinal series and swallowing exams, orthopedic exams, and general radiography. It acquires high resolution images rapidly and uses low radiation dose levels. Its new ergonomic design is patient safety- and hygiene-focused, accommodates all sizes of ambulatory and stretcher/wheelchair confined patients, and offers workflow-efficiency features to help improve technologist productivity. The patient table is bariatric use approved. The system combines a 17” x 17” flat panel detector (FPD) with Shimadzu’s next generation digital imaging platform. The wide 202.5 cm X-Ray tube movement range of the Sonialvision G4 can capture images of the entire body without moving the patient, making it safer for the patient while making them feel less anxious about the examination, states Michael Perrico, CEO of Alpha Imaging, Shimadzu’s regional sales and installation partner.

Union Hospital’s Sonialvision G4 is equipped with a suite of advanced clinical solutions available for traditional radiology, including large format Tomosynthesis imaging as well as Slot Beam radiography, a lower dose exposure profile used for exact anatomical measurement and an excellent choice for pediatrics. One exceptional use of Tomosynthesis offers orthopedic surgeons a 3D like image of joints needed to be replaced, like knees and hips, giving them a clear visualization before and after surgery.

Union Hospital is an award-winning, full-service community hospital located in Elkton, Maryland. Nationally recognized for clinical excellence in the treatment and prevention of disease. The 84 bed, not-for-profit hospital is dedicated to providing superior, personalized, quality health care to their immediate community.

About Shimadzu

Shimadzu Corporation, founded in 1875 in Kyoto, Japan, is a global provider of medical diagnostic equipment including conventional, interventional, and digital x-ray systems. Shimadzu Medical Systems USA is headquartered in Torrance, California, with direct operations headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It maintains sales and service offices throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Call (800) 228-1429, x145, or visit www.shimadzu-usa.com for detailed information.

About Alpha Imaging

Alpha Imaging LLC, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the largest independent sales and service providers of advanced medical imaging equipment in the United States. Celebrating 29 years in the imaging industry, Alpha Imaging partners with leading global manufacturers to deliver state-of-the-art products and services that meet the clinical, operational and economic needs of the U.S. healthcare market. One of Inc. Magazine's fastest growing companies, Alpha Imaging builds customer loyalty with a personal touch rarely seen in today's medical imaging marketplace. Learn more about Alpha Imaging at www.alpha-imaging.com

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