Edition: December 2008 - Vol 16 Number 12
Cardiac Science Quinton Q-Stress with Connectivity Enhancements
Cardiac Science launched the new Quinton® Q-Stress® 4.0, the ninth generation of its diagnostic stress testing technology. The new Quinton Q-Stress connects with virtually everything needed for enhanced workflow and reporting, including hospital information system/electronic medical record systems (HIS/EMR), e-mail, network storage, and nuclear and echo systems. Connectivity enhancements in Q-Stress 4.0 improve bi-directional communication and increase the amount of data Q-Stress can send and receive, minimizing errors and lost data. A full disclosure option delivers absolute clinical confidence: Every beat can be captured and reviewed and the entire test can be saved and sent to a desktop workstation, network, or EMR for storage and remote viewing. Q-Stress 4.0 includes:
New, customizable summary reports. Technicians can customize report layout and content for each physician's specific needs.
New, ramped protocol generator. It creates multiple protocols for treadmills / ergometers and simplifies changes to exercise durations and effort levels on the fly.
QuikLists feature. Easy-to-learn workflows, intuitive icons and controls, and a QuikLists feature to help speed data entry for comments.
Proprietary algorithms, baseline wander, and motion artifact filters. These reduce noise and produce clean ECG tracings at all speeds and grades, minimizing the need for repeat tests.
Q-Stress 4.0 is compatible with Ergoline and Corival ergometers as well as the Trackmaster TMX425, and USB treadmills. It comes in nine languages: English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese.
The new PH-740 handrail scale
Tanita introduced the next generation in acute care scales. The new PH-740 handrail scale incorporates state-of-the-art technology within the most user-friendly package in the industry. With a capacity of 1,000 lb (450 kg), this scale can accommodate nearly every clinical need. Its extra-wide, low-profile platform makes it perfectly suited for patients that have trouble stepping up and onto traditional physician scales. The built-in height rod and automatic BMI calculator are real time savers. Requiring no tools for assembly, the modular design makes for simple on-site assembly and service, should you ever need it. Finally, multiple outputs can accommodate most EMR applications.
Graham-Field Ultrasound Pocket Doppler
Graham-Field introduced the Ultrasound Pocket Doppler by Grafco. The Grafco Ultrasound Pocket Doppler is intended for clinical use as an obstetrical or vascular monitoring tool. The unit includes a mini USB probe socket, probe detector, built-in speaker, adjustable volume, alkaline battery, low battery detector and is available with one of three interchangeable probes: 2MHz, 4MHz or 8MHz. The 2MHz probe is used primarily for fetal heart detection. The 4MHz is utilized for vascular monitoring, and the 8MHz is typically used for superficial vascular monitoring. The Ultrasound Pocket Doppler features a compact, lightweight design; accurate detection with clear, audible sound produced; a low-battery indicator; volume control; interchangeable waterproof probe; and includes a carrying case.