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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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Lifeboat to Distribute Nuance Dragon Desktop Speech Recognition and Document Imaging Solutions throughout the Americas

Shrewsbury, NJ (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

Lifeboat Distribution, an international specialty software distributor for virtualization and other technically sophisticated products, today announced that it had signed an agreement with Nuance Communications, Inc. to distribute that companys speech recognition and document imaging products, including Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 (Premium, Professional and Legal), Dragon Dictate for Mac 3, OmniPage (OmniPage 18, OmniPage Ultimate & OmniPage Ultimate Enterprise), PDF Create, PDF Converter (PDF Converter Enterprise 8, PDF Converter Professional 8, PDF Converter 8 & PDF Converter for Mac 3), and PaperPort Professional (PaperPort Professional 14 & PaperPort Professional Enterprise 14). The products will be distributed to Lifeboats network of resellers and solution providers in the United States and Canada, and throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Relationships that extend the availability and reach of Nuance industry leading software increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Nuance sales and channel teams, said Mike Smith, Vice President Desktop Sales, Americas, Nuance Communications, Inc. Lifeboats international reach and experience in software sales coupled with the value added support they provide, will help us service our large and diverse base of partners/customers while expanding our reach into new business segments.

Were delighted at the opportunity to help Nuance reach new customers and markets in the Americas, said Dan Jamieson, Vice President and General Manager, Lifeboat Distribution. Our solution providers will see tremendous opportunities with Nuance solutions, as they help their clients boost employee and departmental productivity and offer innovative ways to improve accessibility for their customers, workers and suppliers.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking for PC and Dragon Dictate for Mac are the worlds best-selling speech recognition software programs. Dragon turns your talk into text and can make virtually any computer task easier and faster. Using your voice, Dragon does it all from capturing ideas and creating documents, to email and searching the web, to using simple voice commands to control many of the popular programs you use every day at home, work and beyond.

OmniPage, PaperPort Professional and PDF Converter deliver measureable productivity gains and cost reductions by streamlining how people create, share, store and use office documents. These solutions help millions of customers from individuals and workgroups to global enterprises automate their document workflow processes to drive efficiency, boost productivity, facilitate information sharing, drive customer service and improve security.

The Nuance products will be promoted to resellers as part of Lifeboat's exclusive Business Productivity World View software ecosystem. Resellers and solutions providers interested in offering Nuance solutions should contact Lifeboat by phone at +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), +1-888-523-7777 (Canada), or by email at sales(at)lifeboatdistribution(dot)com.

About Lifeboat Distribution

Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization/cloud computing, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps software publishers recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels. Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their margin+ services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses. For more information, visit, or call +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), +1.888.523.7777 (Canada), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe). Follow Lifeboat Distribution on Twitter (@LifeboatVAD) and Facebook (LifeboatDistribution).


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SPECT Imaging in the Spotlight as Treatment of Trauma is Reviewed

Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

As part of an 8 part investigative series, the Denver Post published an article this weekend about how children who are neglected or abused during adolescence are more likely to have brain and body abnormalities in adulthood. The article explains that Children who are beaten, starved or abandoned are likely to suffer emotional trauma so severe that it can impair the way their bodies and brains grow up and, if never addressed, cause lifelong health problems. The article goes on to discuss some of the newest research in treating neglected and abused children. Dr. Bruce Perry, a researcher at ChildTrauma Academy in Houston, Texas, explains that many of these children are misdiagnosed with a mental disorder when in reality the problem is a manifestation of trauma. With the help of Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) brain imaging, doctors can determine if these children are suffering from a mental disorder or a brain abnormality due to the trauma sustained. As a result of the brain scan, doctors were able to put these children on a more precise treatment regimen that had them in care for a shorter amount of time. The article also tells the story of Grant Oakes, a man who became the legal guardian of his grandson after the childs mother, a known drug user, was abused by her partner in front of him. As the child reached his teens, the child began using marijuana, skipping school and eventually threatening suicide. With the help of SPECT brain imaging at CereScan, Oakes grandson was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and is now on a mood-stabilizing medication. The family says they have seen improvements in his behavior. SPECT scans can help answer questions that families and caregivers of children who have been abused consistently ask. While these scans can be pricey, they may ultimately save money, for both caregivers and the government, by diagnosing the problem earlier and avoiding therapy on a trial and error basis. "I love this kid, but we went through hell and back," Oakes said. "If we would do these scans and get people help much earlier, then there would be so much money saved in the court system and in doctor visits, not to mention avoiding the grief that people go through."

The full Denver Post article can be found here:

About CereScan

CereScan combines state-of-the-art SPECT brain imaging technology with a patient centered model of care to provide the highest level of neuro-diagnostics available. Using high definition functional brain imaging, industry leading image reconstruction software, and an extensive library of clinical data, the CereScan medical team provides physicians with unmatched objective diagnostic information. CereScan helps patients and their physicians, counselors and families to better understand the biological bases of their conditions and disorders.

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Alma Lasers Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Developer of ClearVision3D Imaging System

Buffalo Grove, IL (PRWEB) September 26, 2012

Alma Lasers, a multi-national developer of advanced medical aesthetic equipment, announced today an exclusive distribution agreement with 3D imaging developer Orscan Technologies Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement, Alma Lasers will distribute the ClearVision3D imaging workstation to its clientele of dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other medical aesthetic practitioners.

ClearVision3D is a 3D imaging platform that allows medical aesthetic practitioners to provide patients with high quality 3D imaging that accurately captures improvement following aesthetic procedures. As patients who undergo aesthetic procedures are increasingly demanding evidence of treatment success, the solution which ClearVision3D provides confidence to patients that the practitioner will meet their expectation.

ClearVision3D's high definition cameras and specialty filters bring aesthetic medicine to the next level by capturing not only the top layer of skin, but also that which is happening under the skin. Practitioners can now offer their patients additional treatments by viewing together pigmentation, vascular lesions and imperfections in skin tone which are still not visible to the eye, deciding on the appropriate action, and then performing a follow-up image to assure treatment success.

Dr. Ziv Karni, Alma Lasers Founder & CEO, explained the benefits of this strategic agreement, "Alma Laser's mission has always been to provide dermatologists and other medical aesthetic professionals with the widest range of advanced technologies. Today's professionals are finding more often the need for accurate documentation of their patient's progress throughout the treatment, and by offering the ClearVision3D imaging system along with our industry proven lasers and other aesthetic technologies, Alma Lasers will be the first company in its industry to offer an advanced and competitive imaging solution that is so crucial for the success of our clientele."

About Alma Lasers Ltd.

Alma Lasers is the leading provider of innovative medical aesthetic technologies. Alma Lasers is recognized by industry practitioners for its whole-hearted commitment to providing complete solutions to professional practices.

Alma Lasers offers innovative technologies, dependable equipment, knowledgeable sales staff, and years of industry expertise. We seek the creation of a strong and lasting relationship with our doctors and aesthetic clinics based on trust and a genuine desire for the success of the practice.


Society of Manufacturing Engineers RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition Proves 3D Imaging and Additive Manufacturing Technologies are Hot

Dearborn, Mich. (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition held May 22-25 in Atlanta, attracted students and professionals from 24 countries interested in 3D imaging and additive manufacturing technologies. The event provided real-world examples of how additive manufacturing is revolutionizing the way new products are designed, prototyped and produced, offering manufacturers advantages in terms of creativity, manufacturability, cost-savings and time-to-market.

The robust program offered plenary sessions with keynote speakers Paul Doe (Prodrive Motorsport Ltd.) and Terry Wohlers (Wohlers Associates), and fundamental workshops lead by Graham Tromans (G P Tromans Associates), Giles Gaskell (Wenzel America Ltd) and Brent Stucker (University of Louisville).

The program offered two full-days of 3D imaging and additive manufacturing conference sessions and workshops with presentations from more than 60 technical papers about 3D imaging, medical and dental industry, transportation industry, final part production, additive manufacturing applications, rapid technologies, metal casting, creative and innovative uses of rapid technologies, and direct write printed materials for electronics. The event revealed that 3D printing is not only cool, hip and hot among makers and mainstream media, additive manufacturing technologies are gaining in popularity and acceptance among the worlds leading manufacturers and engineering professionals seeking ground-breaking ways to bring new products and ideas to market.

I attended RAPID Conference and Exposition to learn more about advanced uses of 3D imaging and additive manufacturing technologies and found the event inspiring and educational in terms of presentations and exhibits. I attended many of the available seminars and took away a great deal of insight from the industrys veterans, said first time RAPID attendee and PartSnap professional engineer Michael Moussa. I would say this conference is extremely valuable to any newcomer to the industry and I look forward to learning more next year and to seeing how the technology continues to develop.

On the RAPID show floor, an Exhibitor Innovation award was presented to 3D printer OEM Mcor Technologies. The company was recognized for its Matrix and Iris product lines, and for displaying technology innovation to improve business operations and manufacturing. Mcors mission is to bring eco-friendly 3D printing to the masses and to make it easy as printing on paper. The entries were judged by members of the SME Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) community. A Best in Show award was presented to the Ex One Company, and designated by popular vote. ExOne has decades of manufacturing experience and over $ 50 million dollars invested in research and product development to pioneer the evolution of nontraditional manufacturing. This investment has yielded a new generation of rapid production technology in the field of additive manufacturing as well as advanced micromachining processes.

Three winners of the Reality Redesigned contest where announced in the 3D Systems Corporation exhibit on the RAPID 2012 show floor. The contest focused on a mountain-biking theme from the Edge Factor Show. Contestants submitted innovative design ideas for mountain-bike component, suspension and frames:


Advocate Condell Patient, Doctors, Associates Celebrate Breast Imaging Accreditation By American College of Radiology

Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) April 26, 2012

Beverly Tuhy has something to celebrate.

The 71-year-old Mundelein resident recently passed an important milestone in her battle against breast cancer: Shes been free of the disease for five years.

Tuhy was treated for breast cancer at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She joined her doctors, nurses and the hospitals administrators and other associates to mark a recent accreditation by the American College of Radiology, which has designated Condell a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

For Tuhy, who was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram revealed a small lump, the honor comes as no surprise.

The day she got the news, I sat with Monica (Rettig, RN, Advocate Condells Breast Health Specialist) and she held my hand. I said, What do I do now?

I was in shock, Tuhy told a crowd of more than 50 gathered for an award presentation last week. But I walked out of there feeling empowered, like it was going to be OK, Tuhy said. And each time I came back, I was greeted with a warm smile and made to feel comfortable. The staff became like a second family, and they took care of me like I was family. And Im honored to celebrate with them today.

The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the Colleges voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

The breast imaging services at Advocate Condell are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists with programs for focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology, as well as the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

We invested a lot of time, talent and energy into attaining Center of Excellence designation, so were pleased with the outcome, said Dr. Louis Manquen, Medical Chair of Advocate Condells Breast Center.

Two years in the making, the award is just the first of many, Manquen told associates last week. And Breast Center associates are ready for what comes next.

This has been one of the best team efforts with which I have ever had the pleasure to be involved, said Norma Johnson on behalf of the Breast Center staff. Our administration, who have been so encouraging and faithful in seeing this process through; our excellent group of radiologists, pathologists, physicians and nurses; our dedicated and skilled mammographers and ultrasound techs; our tirelessly helpful registration personnel and volunteers; our knowledgeable PACS administrators; and the physicists and clinical engineers who keep us up and running --- they all played a role. I also want to extend a heartfelt thanks to the other Advocate Breast Centers for their patience with multiple phone calls, emails and questions. Their participation certainly contributed to our success, she added.

To have acquired this recognition puts us in an elite group of facilities that have complied with the rigorous standards set forth by the American College of Radiology, Johnson added. We are able to offer our community the highest standards of breast cancer detection and care. We are proud and happy to say today, we are a breast imaging center of excellence.

Advocate Condell Medical Center Vice President of Professional Services Airica Steed added: This accomplishment demonstrates our relentless commitment to excellence in breast health, beginning with prevention and early detection and continuing throughout the continuum of care. It is our vision to continue to elevate the center to new heights and to be recognized as a comprehensive center of excellence in the community.


Adorama, Leading U.S. Retailer for Mobile Imaging and iPhoneography, Restocks its Popular iPhone Toolshed

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2012

With Spring in full bloom and Summer on the near horizon, were all on the moveand taking more pictures than at any other time of year. Whether on vacation or on business, mobile imaging has been redefined by the Apple iPhone. No wonder: the iPhone ensures that users will always have a camera in their pocket so they never miss an important photo opportunity. That unique spontaneity is why iPhone photography has earned the name iPhoneography.

As a camera, though, the iPhone has its limitations. Thats exactly why Adorama has created the iPhone Toolshed. This online emporium of photo accessories for the iPhone offers virtually every accessory iPhone owners need to turn their iPhones into better, more versatile cameras, for both stills and video. And it does this at the most competitive prices in the business.

New items in the iPhone Toolshed include a magnetically-attached wide-angle lens, perfect for vacation scenics; an add-on telephoto lens thats great for tight shots of pint-sized baseball players; a plug-in microphone that delivers improved audio quality in iPhone video; a compact, bendable tripod for sharper low-light shooting; a soft-sided, zip-up waterproof housing for iPhoneography in wet environments; and a pocket-sized, telescoping extender that lets photographers hold the iPhone farther away, or at a higher point of view, for self-portraits that include more friends than can be fit at arms length, or for shooting above heads in a crowd.

For more ambitious iPhoneographers, the iPhone Toolshed offers an ingenious supplementary lens for shooting 360-degree immersive iPhone video; an easy-on telescope adapter for photographing the night sky with your iPhone; a special cable that turns an iPhone into a sophisticated camera remote control; and inexpensive jelly lenses that produce intriguing special effects when placed on top of an iPhones existing lens. Theres even a specially designed roller skate with soft wheels and a flexible, iPhone-mount support arm that lets users create beautiful, movie-style dolly shots on any smooth surface.

These products are just a few of the many innovative devices in the Adorama iPhone Toolshed. Any one of them will allow iPhoneography enthusiasts to make their iPhones both more versatile cameras and more creative photographic tools. To see the full range of Adoramas iPhoneography products, please visit

For more information about Adoramas iPhone Toolshed, please contact Russell Hart at or (212) 741-0052, ext. 2423.

About Adorama: As one of the nations largest photo retail and mail order suppliers, Adorama has served professional and amateur photographers for 33 years. It has recently expanded its service to the community through online photo education (the Adorama Learning Center and Adorama TV) and on-site workshops, programs that make it a unique industry resource. Adoramas vast product offerings now encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab (AdoramaPix) and pro equipment rental (Adorama Rental Company). Knowledgeable staff and unbeatable pricing make Adorama a one-stop shop for all your photo and technology needs. Visit


Custom Wallpaper Murals by Gamma Imaging Help Turn Panasonic’s New Robotics Headquarters into High-Tech Showplace

Custom Wallpaper Murals by Gamma Imaging Help Turn Panasonic's New Robotics Headquarters into High-Tech Showplace

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 13, 2006

Panasonic Factory Solutions receives a steady flow of visitors to the extensive research and training facility at its new location in Buffalo Grove. Before opening the facility, the company retained Comply Enterprises, a full service B. to B. marketing communications agency located in Naperville, Illinois, to design a memorable interior display environment that would communicate the nature and sophistication of the Company's core technologies. Comply Enterprises enlisted the expertise of Gamma Imaging to bring their custom digital wallpaper designs to life.

Remarkably, Gamma was able to produce and install 4,000 feet of custom digital wallpaper, plus a variety of vinyl banners, cloth banners and backlit lightboxes in under 6 weeks. The results exceeded both Comply's and Panasonic's expectations.

"We decided to work with Gamma because of their reputation for quality, value and reliability," said Kelly O'Brien, President of Comply Enterprises. "Not only did they live up to that reputation, they got the entire project done within a very tight timeframe." O'Brien said the company receives many compliments on the wallcovering installations. "The digital wallscapes are so big and stunning, almost everyone comments on them," O'Brien continued. "They really add to a visitor's overall experience at the facility."

Gamma installed the digital wallpaper in various locations throughout the facility, from the employee entrance to demonstration areas. The largest of the wallpaper murals was installed over two days on a curved wall 44' long and 21' high. Two doors in this wall also had to be covered, for a seamless display.

Gamma encountered another challenging surface in the round circular conference room. The dimension of the circular wall was 67' long by 8' high. Once installed and illuminated by ceiling lights, the conference room's wallpaper murals provide a memorable visual experience.

To meet all fire safety and heat detection codes, Gamma used commercial grade type II vinyl wallpaper. The material is washable, fade-resistant, and easy to maintain. The high resolution images were printed onto the vinyl using Gamma's large-format Vutek printing system and solvent-based inks.

In addition to the vinyl wallcoverings, Gamma also produced large vinyl banners, cloth banners and backlit Duratrans graphics mounted in light boxes. The largest of the vinyl banners was printed on 46' x 15' mesh banner material, and makes a visual statement almost as strong as the digital wallpaper. Fabric banners were printed on polywoven artist premium light canvas. Eye-popping 20" x 24" Duratrans are situated in light boxes throughout the facilities. Most prominent are the six light boxes located in the front lobby. They offer a brilliantly colored view of Panasonic's world-leading electronics assembly solutions.

"We're very proud of our installations at Panasonic," said Doug Goddard, President of Gamma Imaging. "They presented the kind of challenge we love doing state-of-the-art work for a state-of-the-art client."

In the retail arena, Gamma is producing digital wallpaper murals for Sarpino's, a world-wide chain of Italian restaurants. At Sarpino's restaurant in Chicago, Gamma recently installed a 31' x 7' mural depicting many of the restaurant's menu options in brilliant, mouth-watering color.

Gamma is also creating large-format digital wall treatments for the grand opening of Gateway Gifts, Inc., a retail gift outlet in Willits, California. In keeping with the retailer's theme of the Great Outdoors, the wall treatments bring the California redwood forests and coastline to life inside the outlet.


La Rabida Childrens Hospital wanted to decorate one of its main elevator lobbies with juvenile images. Because of the hospital's special sanitary needs, the wall graphics would have to stand up to regular cleanings. To meet this requirement, Gamma used color solvent based inks normally specified for outdoor usage, allowing the colorful wall graphics to be cleaned without risk of damage. Total coverage of the walls include two 9' x 14' sections, one 9' x 27' section and one 9' x 25' section.

At IPC International Corporation, an investigative and protection company headquartered in north suburban Chicago, Gamma digitally scanned photos at high resolutions sufficient for enlargement, output them as a digital wallscape, and installed the wallscape in a large circular rotunda. The results are crystal clear images that appear to jump off the wall. Total coverage: 4' x 67' (linear).

At Vienna Beef's corporate headquarters, Gamma Imaging covered industrial gray stairway walls leading to the executive offices with giant images of Vienna's Chicago Style Red Hots with all of the trimmings. Total coverage: 175 square feet.

Gamma has also produced custom wallpaper projects for banks, hospitals, museums and universities, including wall decals for the Washington Mutual Bank, wall murals for the Harris Bank, vinyl wallscapes for LaRabida Children's Hospital, wall treatments for the Jack Nicklaus Museum, custom wallpaper borders for United Way, and wallcoverings for Davis College in Toledo, Ohio.


Gamma Imaging is a world-class provider of graphic services to photographers, graphic artists and agencies since 1962. The company's full range of products and services includes:

Digital photos of all sizes and formats

Vinyl banners, fabric banners and mesh banners for outdoor promotions, special events, construction site signage and retail advertising

Trade show displays, portable display stands, retractable banners and pop-up displays

Custom wallpaper, digital wallpaper murals, digital wall treatments, vinyl wall murals, vinyl wallscapes and wall decals

Vehicle graphics and fleet graphics

High-resolution drum scans

For more information about Gamma Imaging, visit:

Doug Goddard

Gamma Imaging

314 West Superior Street

Chicago, Illinois 60610

877 337 0710 toll free

312 337 0022


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New Imaging Company Acquires Express Digital Darkroom Software from Express Digital Graphics, Inc.

New Imaging Company Acquires Express Digital Darkroom Software from Express Digital Graphics, Inc.

Austin, TX, U.S.A (PRWEB) October 13, 2010

Darkroom Software LLC, a new Texas-based imaging company led by executives with years of experience using, selling and supporting Express Digital products, has acquired the Darkroom Core, Pro and Assembly product lines from Express Digital Graphics, Inc. This acquisition is built on a new strategic alliance between the two companies.

“We have focused on building a suite of applications that can empower a photographer with solutions that make complex image handling simple”, says Charlie Meyer, vice-president sales, of Express Digital Graphics, Inc. “Darkroom Software LLC will continue to develop and improve the software used by over 16,000 photographers and help them grow their business even more”.

Express Digital Darkroom products were created specifically for professional photographers and enthusiasts to provide a software solution that automates most requirements of any-sized photography business. For sports and event photographers, studios or large corporate photo chains, Express Digital Darkroom software has long been the solution of choice.

“This is an exciting day for Darkroom Software LLC and the photographers associated with the Express Digital Darkroom suite of products. Our company will invest in the software to bring it up to date with the latest cameras and printers immediately and provide current and new users with many enhancements and new features in the coming months”, said Brian Woodchek, a member of the team at Darkroom Software LLC. Jim Albrecht, CEO, Express Digital Graphics, Inc. stated “Our new alliance with Darkroom Software LLC insures that access to the services of Photoreflect and Labtricity from within the Express Digital Darkroom products will continue without interruption for as long as photographers use those products.”

Darkroom Software LLC now fully owns the Express Digital Darkroom Core, Pro and Assembly product lines. Sales, customer and technical support, and training for these products is now managed by Darkroom Software LLC who will honor all existing maintenance and support contracts. Express Digital Graphics, Inc. continues to own and will expand its development and marketing of Darkroom Web Edition (soon to be re-branded under the PhotoReflect name), PhotoReflect and Labtricity. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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ABOUT ExpressDigital – Express Digital Graphics, Inc.’s “photography inspired solutions” empower any-sized photography business to incorporate a profitable workflow. ExpressDigital’s PhotoReflect© Internet storefronts, and Labtricity© lab connectivity solutions are the leaders within the digital photography market. The company operates on the core value that service, innovation and connectivity is the future of professional photography. For more information, visit

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Free Medical Conferences to Address Dramatic Increase in High Tech Imaging Tests

Free Medical Conferences to Address Dramatic Increase in High Tech Imaging Tests

Chicago, Ill. & Urbana, Ill. (PRWEB) May 11, 2011

Nationally, it is estimated that 20 to 30 percent of currently performed High Tech Diagnostic Imaging (HTDI) procedures such as CT, MRI, PET, and Nuclear Cardiology exams are medically unnecessary or inappropriate.

Unnecessary imaging tests needlessly expose patients to radiation and add $ 30 billion annually to the unsustainable growth in healthcare costs. Providers are relying more on HTDI. In the last 10 years, the number of CT and MRI scans per patient has doubled and tripled, respectively, according to a 2008 Health Affairs article.

Two free medical conferences will open discussion on the topic. They will examine how the availability of decision supports for physicians at the point of care, when ordering imaging tests, can lead to efficiencies for healthcare professionals, safer patient care and scientific guidance for decision-making.

Quality Quest for Health of Illinois is partnering with the Midwest Business Group on Health, Carle Foundation Hospital, and University of Illinois College of Medicine (Peoria campus) to bring “How Much Is Too Much? High Tech Imaging Use and Radiation Safety” to Chicago and Urbana in late May.

Physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, allied health professionals, administrators, practice managers, employers, community leaders, and the public are encouraged to attend.

What: “How Much Is Too Much? High Tech Imaging Use and Radiation Safety”

Where: 191 N. Wacker Dr., 37th Floor, Chicago

When: May 23 – 8:30 a.m. to noon

More Info & Registration:, or 312-372-9090 ext. 100; Pre-registration is required.

CME Designation: The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Where: The Forum at Carle, Urbana, IL

When: May 24 – 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

More Info & Registration: or 309-282-8820; Pre-registration is required.

CME Designation: Carle Foundation Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

About Quality Quest for Health of Illinois

Quality Quest for Health of Illinois is a non-profit healthcare collaborative working together to transform healthcare in the state. The organization brings physicians, hospitals, health plans, employers, patients, and families together to focus on creating healthier communities with better patient outcomes. Data related to specific Quest projects is collected and performance information is reported to the medical community and the public. The information helps providers compare their performance to peers and regional / national benchmarks and gives consumers data to make informed healthcare decisions. For more information, visit


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