New Products & Services

Cypress, CA-Medison America's SonoAce X8 portable ultrasound system integrates new software that allows users to modify system controls using simple, intuitive steps with built-in protocols and advanced digital signal processing, high-resolution 3-D imaging, live 3-D, 3-DXI, full-spectrum imaging, dynamic MR, and spatial compound imaging. Features include a high-resolution 17-inch LCD monitor and an articulated arm for optimal ergonomic viewing during procedures. SonoAce X8 has received FDA approval, and will be available for sale in mid-2007.

US system offers high-res images, modifiable controls

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System provides wireless prescribing, formulary info

New York-eHealth Solutions' SigmaPoint 5.0 system provides mobile advanced electronic prescribing, patient-specific formulary, drug interaction validation, comprehensive drug reference, patient compliance materials, and integration with more than 100 practice management systems. Records are accessible anywhere, anytime, and are directly linked with Caremark, Medco Health Solutions, and other pharmacy benefit manager programs. SureScripts and RxHub have certified SigmaPoint 5.0 for electronic prescribing.

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Retractor ring facilitates access in slingplasties

Stafford, TX-Lone Star Medical Products' 3715 anterior/posterior/sling (APS) retractor ring is specifically designed for posterior intravaginal slingplasty (PIVS) procedures and vaginal surgeries. Its open-end design permits unobstructed access and use of surgical instruments and optimal visual exposure during surgery; the closely positioned slots allow precise placement of stays.

The 16.6 cm (L) ? 16.2 cm (W), 77-gram adjustable ring accommodates non-perforating towel clamps to stabilize the ring during surgery; catheter clips position Foley catheters out of the line of vision. Individually packaged sterile rings are designed for one-time use.

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Book addresses physicians' legal, financial concerns

Berkeley, CA-Tax Deductions for Professionals, published by Nolo, Inc., helps physicians navigate complex tax laws and IRS regulations to take advantage of every possible tax break. Written in concise, plain English by an attorney specializing in business and tax law, the book guides readers in maximizing deductible expenses; taking advantage of bad debts, loan interest, education, and advertising; maintaining good records and accounts; amending tax returns; and avoiding trouble with the IRS.

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