Turner Imaging Systems Unveils Innovative X-ray Fluoroscopy Device

Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

The Smart-C from Turner Imaging Systems is a mini C-arm that provides true portability and flexibility.

In a continual pursuit to further advance x-ray imaging technology, Turner Imaging Systems, the award-winning leader in radiology innovation, will introduce its new, portable fluoroscopy and x-ray imaging device — the Smart-C — at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Trade Show in Chicago, November 25-30.

The first-of-its-kind Smart-C-arm x-ray imaging device will allow medical personnel to do x-ray imaging of a patient’s extremities at the point of care — whether that’s in a hospital, surgical suite, clinic, post-acute care center or in the field for humanitarian missions.

What makes this device unique is its portability. The patent-pending Smart-C weighs only 16 pounds so that it can be hand carried to the point of care, no need for special equipment to wheel the device around. Its collapsible design makes Smart-C ideal for travel and storage. It’s also battery-powered, so there are no cords and no need for a power supply, making it ideal for medical imaging in the field. In addition, the x-ray device has an integrated surgical platform. The fully wireless system with its independent articulating arm and monitor provides all the capability of competing mini C-arms while providing flexibility for any healthcare setting.

Using sophisticated imaging algorithms, the Smart-C will provide high-quality imaging at the point of care. The Smart-C’s more flexible design will streamline care for the 35 percent of 47.5 million annual ER visits that require radiology and 300,000 sports-related injuries, as well as accommodating the space constraints of today’s surgery suites and outpatient settings.

“The Smart-C will revolutionize how and where doctors use x-rays,” said D. Clark Turner, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Turner Imaging Systems. “We envision the Smart-C being particularly useful for humanitarian aid workers, including Doctors Without Borders. Other specialty applications will include imaging in sports medicine, especially on the field or in the locker room, in-office outpatient orthopedic surgeries, care on military battlefields, extremity injections for pain management, mobile radiology units in rural areas, emergency rooms and much more.”

The Smart-C is not yet cleared by the FDA for sale in the U.S.

For more information about the Smart-C device, visit http://www.turnerxray.com.

Turner Imaging Systems develops and markets X-ray imaging systems that give the user the ability to acquire X-ray images wherever and whenever they are needed. Our latest product, the SMART-C, is a fully-functional mini-C-arm system that is battery operated and hand-transportable, improving the way fluoroscopy is performed. Our products expand the reach of X-ray imaging to the underserved and humanitarian efforts around the world. For more information, visit http://www.turnerxray.com.

Turner Imaging Systems Announces Closing of Seed Investment Round

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

Orem, Utah -2/20/2018 – Turner Imaging Systems, developer of the Smart-C battery-powered mini C-arm, announced today the successful closing of its seed funding round. The round was completed by Radnet Management, Inc., the principal operating subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT or “RadNet”), with additional participation by Cavendish Impact Capital and private investors.

“We are extremely pleased to complete our funding with RadNet, which is a national leader in providing high-quality, fixed-site outpatient diagnostic imaging services,” said Dr. D. Clark Turner, Ph.D., President & CEO of Turner Imaging Systems. “These funds will allow completion of our Smart-C technology, which brings operating room quality imaging into a field-portable configuration. This technology will improve imaging capabilities world-wide, particularly in underserved regions without access to state-of-the-art equipment.”

Additionally, Turner has announced that John V. Crues, III MD, Vice President and Medical Director of RadNet, has joined the Board of Directors. “As a world-renowned radiologist, he will provide us with broad perspectives on the both the medical and business aspects of medical imaging,” stated Turner. Dr. Crues received his M.D. at Harvard University, completed his internship at the University of Southern California in Internal Medicine and completed a residency at Cedars-Sinai in Internal Medicine and Radiology. Dr. Crues has authored numerous publications while continuing to actively participate in radiological societies such as the Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology, California Radiological Society, International Society for Magnetic Resonance Medicine and the International Skeletal Society. Dr. Crues also manages RadNet’s radiology fellowship program.

“Medical imaging continues to be a dynamic area of rapid advancements in medicine. Turner Imaging Systems has developed the first significant new technology in the acquisition of skeletal x-rays and fluoroscopy in many decades with the new Smart-C battery-powered mini C-arm. I am very excited to join the Board of this inventive company as it moves forward in revolutionizing the implementation of x-rays throughout the medical industry,” stated Dr. Crues upon joining the Board of Directors.

Turner imaging Systems will use the proceeds from this funding round to finance operations, continue development efforts related to its innovative technology, and commercialization of the Smart-C Portable C-Arm upon regulatory approval from the US Food and Drug Administration.

About Turner Imaging
Turner Imaging Systems develops and markets X-ray imaging systems that give the user the ability to acquire X-ray images wherever and whenever they are needed. These products expand the reach of medical imaging to the underserved and humanitarian efforts around the world. The company is a spin-out from Turner Innovations, LC, a developer of novel medical technologies, and is headquartered in Orem Utah with distribution partners in Europe and Asia. (www.turnerimagingsys.com)

About RadNet, Inc.
RadNet, Inc. is the leading national provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging services in the United States based on the number of locations and annual imaging revenue. RadNet has a network of 298 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet’s core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York. In addition, RadNet provides radiology information technology solutions, teleradiology professional services and other related products and services to customers in the diagnostic imaging industry. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has a total of approximately 7,300 employees. For more information, visit www.radnet.com.

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