The Californian developer of fully integrated soft- and hardware product suites for Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), Lumisys, has issued its second quarter results for 1998. Compared to the turnover in 1997 for the same period, sales and earnings have slightly come down but there is no reason to get pessimistic, since six supplementary system integrators have signed up during the second quarter, including an important telemedicine provider in Canada. As such, they complete the success of the first quarter, in which eight new contracts were signed.
Lumisys not only supports the system integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in their development of efficient solutions relating to medical imaging and industrial applications. The company also manufactures laser-based x-ray film digitizers and recently has introduced an affordable CCD-based film digitizer, which is fast becoming very popular among the users.
Currently, beta tests are being organized for the innovative ACR-2000, a desktop computed radiography system, which captures x-rays on phosphor plates instead of producing x-ray film. The new product is compliant with digital imaging and communications (DICOM) networks, just like the already cited PACS hardware and software components, and provides images of excellent diagnostic quality in high standard clinical environments.
First results look promising for the ACR-2000, so the company is planning a roadshow to demonstrate the product to the potential customers. Definitive commercializing of these computed radiography systems will start at the beginning of next year.