LONDON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a recent analysis of the medical imaging devices market, Frost & Sullivan presented Lodox Systems (Pty) Ltd (Lodox) with the "2010 South African Medical Imaging Product Quality Leadership Award". Statscan, Lodox's digital x-ray product, stunned the market with its ability to produce clear, diagnostic, whole-body x-ray pictures in just 13 seconds.
Presently, the majority of imaging products on the market fail to generate critical information at a fast enough speed. To enhance the chances of survival for trauma patients, emergency centres require equipment supplying top-quality information in the least amount of time possible. Lodox's Statscan is a flexible format digital radiography (DR) system, specifically designed to meet the needs of emergency medical centres, as well as the radiography needs of both trauma and emergency patients. The system uniquely provides a complete, head-to-toe summary of patient injuries, at an increasingly faster rate than before, while avoiding any interference with patient stability.
"The Statscan ensures easy access to the patient at an extremely low radiation dose so that the ER staff can continue to provide critical life support," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Ishe Zingoni. "The entire body is scanned, minimizing unnecessary manoeuvering and quickly picking up multiple injuries that do not always show up in conventionally-sized x-rays."
For triage, and in disaster situations, the radiography-friendly Statscan is able to handle multiple patients more efficiently than competing modalities. Positive outcomes are enhanced, not only for patients, but also for ER staff, who are subject to extreme stress when having to make less-informed decisions wi