Happy Campers

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Exhibit hours were short and sweet—11AM to 2:30PM—and none of the vendors were complaining. The reason why: they weren't competing with education sessions during that time and lunch was served daily on the exhibit floor.

Here are some booth tidbits:

• Brit introduced UrgentWorks, a critical results and ER discordance reporting tool.
• Carestream is now shipping its DRX-1 nifty wireless cassette-size digital detector. An apps specialist reports that the company holds a half dozen patents on the detector as well a patent on the rechargeable battery, about the size of the battery in my MacBook.
• Codonics was showing a nifty modality-side 3TB medical image server no bigger than a small Bose speaker. A slightly larger box stores 8TB.
• Nuance has integrated its critical results reporting software, Veriphy, into the PowerScribe 5.0. In fact, Nuance is at present integrating the software throughout the company's suite of radiology reporting and decision support tools.
• Sony promoted its attractive FilmStation Mammography Imager Giveaway: buy one and get a two year warranty plus a 32-inch Sony Bravia TV and complimentary recycling of your old imager.
• Ziosoft showed the latest version of its advanced visualization software with new applications for MR cardiac function analysis and CT cardiac function and calcium scoring. An apps specialist reports that the software is in use at a nephrology clinic at Mayo and a liver transplantation center at the University of Wisconsin.