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5Mar/140

North Shore-LIJ Completes Last Phase of $50M Upgrade of its Diagnostic Imaging Systems, $12M for GE Low-Dose CT Scanners to Reduce Patients Radiation Exposure

Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014

The North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today that it completed the last phase of a $ 50 million, three-year project to upgrade its diagnostic imaging systems. The final phase cost $ 12 million and included installing 15 computed tomography (CT) scanners at its healthcare facilities in the metropolitan area to reduce patients’ exposure to radiation and provide the highest quality imaging.

CT technology is a critical tool for diagnosis and early detection of cancers, cardiac disease, neurological problems, trauma, inflammation and other conditions.

Last June, North Shore-LIJ announced at a news conference its purchase of 15 GE low dose CT scanners for 10 of its facilities on Long Island and in New York City. This initiative was part of the first, $ 50 million step in an on-going effort by the health system to replace or update all of its conventional diagnostic imaging systems through quality initiatives designed to assure cutting edge technological capabilities while also assuring patient safety. In addition to the equipment, North Shore-LIJ also installed system-wide monitoring software, which tracks radiation exposure by CT, creating a database that monitors levels of emission and helps radiologists adjust their practices based on the latest clinical evidence.

“North Shore-LIJ is one of the first health systems in the country to replace or upgrade all of its diagnostic imaging equipment to reduce patients’ risks to radiation exposure,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of North Shore-LIJ. “This initiative is a significant investment in our commitment to move beyond treating illness but also to protect public health.”

The Joint Commission, the nation’s top hospital and healthcare accrediting organization, issued a sentinel alert about the long-term radiation risks of diagnostic imaging in 2011. Jason Naidich, MD, chairman of radiology at North Shore-LIJ, said the health system was already planning its major project to upgrade its CTs and radiology equipment when the report made national news.

“North Shore-LIJ has a comprehensive radiology safety program across its hospitals and outpatient imaging facilities,” Dr. Naidich said. “Our radiology physicians, technologists, and physicists are specifically trained in radiation safety and are committed to limiting patients’ exposure to the lowest dose necessary to make the proper diagnosis.

“We offer low-dose CT imaging in every community the health system serves and all of our emergency departments are equipped with the most-up-to-date, low-dose CT scanners,” Dr. Naidich said. “This is important for everyone, but especially for children and young adults who may be more susceptible to harm from radiation exposure over time.”

“When used appropriately, CT is a safe tool that can save lives. At North Shore – LIJ, our patients can be confident that we are using this innovative technology to make their imaging procedures even safer.”

For more information about North Shore-LIJ Imaging, call 1-855-377-3456.







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6Mar/110

Ultra-X Launches The SOHO Diagnostic Kit™

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2003

Ultra-X, the leading developer of specialized PC diagnostic hardware and software products, announces the release of The SOHO Diagnostic Kit.

The SOHO Diagnostic Kit includes two of Ultra-X's most popular software diagnostic packages, QuickTech Personal and WinStress Test. These two utilities are ideal for first level system troubleshooting. Both products are easy to use and understand. Perform your own system troubleshooting before you incur the high cost of calling an on-site PC technician.

QuickTech Personal (QT) is a powerful, yet easy to use, diagnostic utility that allows you to quickly and accurately troubleshoot failures in a PC’s major components. One of QT many advantages is that it is self-booting. To run the software, simply insert the QT diskette and turn on the computer. The program loads itself before any operating system is loaded.

Once the program is loaded, you can run a quick system inventory. QT provides quick and accurate diagnostics for your systems motherboard, processor, memory, hard drives, floppy drives, IDE devices, keyboard, monitor and more. The tests can be run from a simple menu system or run unattended using our automated burn-in script.

WinStress Test(W.S.T.) is an easy to use menu driven utility program that will run on Pentium, AMD and Cyrix/VIA systems. WST supports 9X/ME//2000/XP. WST performs a variety of functions including, Stress Loading, System Performance, and System Inventory. W.S.T. will simultaneously exercise all major components of the system including: CPU, FPU, MMX, RAM, Hard disks, CD ROMs/DVD/CDR, Floppy disk, 2D and 3D graphics, Sound card, graphics cards, Printers, Com ports and Network adapters.

W.S.T. will allow you to set stress levels to monitor system performance and stability. For example, you can set a very high stress level to see if Windows will crash or CPU over-clocking will have adverse effects to normal operation. Stress levels for all devices can be set at one time giving you a quick report on your system’s health.

When performing System Inventory, W.S.T. will generate a complete report of the system. The list will include data on: Display, Devices, Drivers, Network Configurations, APM, Media, Workstation, Operating System, CPU, Memory, Database Engines and Printers. This information is ideal for keeping track of your systems and all installed devices. This detailed information can be used by tech support staff for problem resolution.

The SOHO Diagnostic Kit is designed to save you time and money. Use it to quickly and accurately detect system problems. With the combination of QT and WST, you will be ready to tackle most PC failures.

Retail price $ 249.00. To receive more information contact Ultra-X at, Tel: 1-909-946-8321, 1-888-722-3734, Fax 1-909-946-7639, E-mail: sales@uxd.net. You can also visit our web site at www.uxd.com

SOHO Diagnostic Kit(SDK), WinStress Test, WST and QuickTech Personal are trademarks of Ultra-X, Inc.. Copyright 1995-2003. All rights reserved.



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1Mar/110

Ultra-X Launches RST Pro MiniPCI™ Memory Diagnostic and Validation Product for Mobile Platforms

Santa Clara , CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2004

Ultra-X, the leading developer of specialized PC diagnostic hardware and software products for computer professionals, announces the release of RAM Stress Test Pro MiniPCI.

Ultra-X continues to embody the latest technology by offering a new Mini-PCI memory validating diagnostic card, the R.S.T. Pro MiniPCI. Developed mainly for the needs of the portable computer market, R.S.T. Pro Mini PCI delivers the industry's first and most advanced hardware memory diagnostics. With a board size of 44.45 mm x 59.6 mm x 4.9 mm that is routed through an onboard 124-pin card-edge connector only 3 mm in height, R.S.T. Pro Mini PCI maintains a very low profile that is attractive for space restricted mobile platforms.

R.S.T. Pro mini-PCI is a memory testing hardware/firmware solution designed for the rigorous testing needs of mobile pc memory and system manufacturers, design engineers, and service professionals. RST Pro miniPCI is a Self Booting, Operating System Independent memory diagnostic card for exercising and validating RAM in Notebooks, Tablet PCs, and other portable systems that contain a miniPCI bus slot. R.S.T. Pro mini-PCI supports Pentium through the latest series of Intel Pentium 4-Mobile, AMD Athlon Mobile 64/XP, Transmeta Crusoe and other compatible processors.

R.S.T. Pro mini-PCI identifies memory defects that may have passed every usual manufacturing test, but which can still fail in normal use. A major advantage of RST Pro Mini-PCI, compared to stand alone testers, is the capability of testing and validating RAM within the system environment. With on-board memory, RST Pro Mini-PCI is able to test memory starting at memory address 2k. The on-board RAM allows the RST Pro Mini-PCI to test the maximum amount of memory. With over 30+ proprietary memory test algorithms, R.S.T. Pro mini-PCI supports all SIMMs, DIMMs, RIMMs, SODIMMs, MiniDIMMs, MicroDIMMs, SDRAM 66-133, DDR, DDR/2, RDRAM(RAMBus), ECC, Parity and Non-Parity) and others.

Memory testing in a MiniPCI form factor makes the RST Pro Mini PCI the ultimate memory diagnostic and validation product for mobile platforms on the market today. So if you are designing memory, designing mobile systems, or building high end mobile platforms, make RST Pro Mini PCI a part of your testing and validation procedure.

About Ultra-X

Ultra-X is a leader and innovator of hardware and software diagnostic test products. Ultra-X provides hardware and software diagnostic solutions for Manufacturers, Engineers, IT Administrators, and Service Technicians. Ultra-X products are based on its patented Self-Boot Technology(SBT)®. Ultra-X's products include the PHD®, R.S.T.®, QuickTech®, QuickPOST® and WinStress® (WST™) product families.

To receive more information contact us at Ultra-X Inc. at, 1765 Scott Blvd., Suite #101 , Santa Clara , CA 95050 USA . 1-909-946-8321 CA., 1-888-722-3734, Fax 1-909-946-7639, E-mail sales@uxd.com.

Notice: All information contained in Ultra-X press releases is accurate and valid as of the date of issue. All content is subject to change. For the latest information about Ultra-X, Inc. and Ultra-X products, please contact the appropriate PR contact.


R.S.T. Pro MiniPCI is a trademark of Ultra-X, Inc. © Copyright 1998-2004. All rights reserved. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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10Feb/110

Ultra-X, Inc. Launches R.S.T.(RAM Stress Test) PRO PCI Express? Memory Diagnostic and Validation Product for PCIe Based Motherboards

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2006

Ultra-X, Inc.- hardware and software diagnostic developer and technology pioneer, announced the release of the worlds FIRST PCI Express memory diagnostic solution, RAM Stress Test Pro PCI Express (R.S.T. Pro PCIe).

R.S.T. Pro PCI Express is a memory testing hardware/firmware solution designed for the rigorous testing needs of mobile pc memory and system manufacturers, design engineers, and service professionals. RST Pro PCI Express is a Self Booting, Operating System Independent memory diagnostic card for exercising and validating RAM in Desktop, Server, and other PCIe based systems that contain x1, x8 or x16 PCI Express slots. R.S.T. Pro PCI Express supports all Desktop, Workstation and Server PC’s incorporating an Intel or AMD x86 compatible 32/64-bit single/multi-core processor and a x1,x8 or x16 PCIe bus.

R.S.T. Pro PCI Express identifies memory defects that may have passed every usual manufacturing test, but which can still fail in normal use. A major advantage of RST Pro PCI Express, compared to stand alone testers, is the capability of testing and validating RAM within the system environment. With on-board memory, RST Pro PCI Express is able to test memory starting at memory address 2k. The on-board RAM allows the RST Pro PCI Express to test the maximum amount of memory. With over 30+ proprietary memory test algorithms, R.S.T. Pro PCI Express supports all FB-DIMMs, SIMMs, DIMMs, RIMMs, SODIMMs, MiniDIMMs, MicroDIMMs, SDRAM 66-133, DDR, DDR/2, RDRAM(RAMBus), ECC, Parity and Non-Parity) and others.

About Ultra-X

Ultra-X is a leader and innovator of hardware and software diagnostic test products. Ultra-X provides hardware and software diagnostic solutions for Manufacturers, Engineers, IT Administrators, and Service Technicians. Ultra-X products are based on its patented Self-Boot Technology(SBT)®. Ultra-X's products include the P.H.D.®, R.S.T.®, QuickTech®, QuickPOST® and WinStress® (WST™) product families.

To receive more information contact us at Ultra-X Inc. at, 1765 Scott Blvd., Suite #101 , Santa Clara , CA 95050 USA . 1-909-946-8321 CA., 1-888-722-3734, Fax 1-909-946-7639.

Notice: All information contained in Ultra-X press releases is accurate and valid as of the date of issue. All content is subject to change. For the latest information about Ultra-X, Inc. and Ultra-X products, please contact the appropriate PR contact.

*** R.S.T. Pro PCIe, R.S.T. Pro PCI Express is a trademark of Ultra-X, Inc. © Copyright 1998-2006. All rights reserved. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners. ***

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