New Products & Services

Nov 01, 2006

Cherry Hill, NJ-Lightweight Clip Mags from Vision USA attach to eyeglasses or safety glasses with non-scratch coated clips. Whether in bifocal or full-field magnification, they are available in strengths of 1.0?, 1.5?, 2.0?, 2.5?, 3.0?, 3.5?< and 4.0? power. When not in use, they flip up out of the way.

Magnifiers clip to glasses, flip up when not needed

For more information, visit http://www.visionusa.biz/.

Indianola, PA-The FDA-approved 3.0T Prostate eCoil from Medrad is an endorectal coil for 3.0-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate for diagnosis and for planning radiation therapy that localizes treatment to only the affected portion of the gland.

The device is designed for use with the General Electric Signa HDx 3.0T MR scanners for high-resolution imaging, including spectroscopy of the prostate and surrounding tissues. Its eCoil balloon conforms to the size and shape of the prostate to maintain constant contact between the gland and the signal-amplifying portion of the coil. The result is a small field of view with high spatial resolution, sensitivity, and specificity to produce clearer pictures of the prostate, facilitating early diagnosis of prostate cancer and maximizing treatment options.

For more information, visit http://www.medrad.com/.

SUNA issues urodynamics, urology certification pubs

Pitman, NJ-The Society of Urologic Nurses has prepared two new educational tools that are now available.

The first, A Practical Guide to Performing Urodynamics, is the collaborative work of 20 experts in urodynamics. In 100 pages, the manual reviews urologic anatomy and physiology, nursing care and patient preparation techniques, a glossary of terms and clinical practice guidelines, uroflowmetry, filling cystometry, pressure flow studies, leak point pressure, and more.

The second publication has been designed both as a refresher for those preparing for the urologic certification nursing exam and as an orientation in urologic nursing. Urology Certification Review/Overview of Urology may be ordered in either booklet or CD form.

Both books are available only through the SUNA online store.

For more information, visit http://www.suna.org/.

Guide helps plan, select, manage ancillary services

Alpharetta, GA-Health care consultants at The Coker Group share their knowledge and experience of practice management issues in a new publication, Physician Ancillary Services: Evaluation, Implementation, and Management of New Practice Opportunities.

The book is a practical guide to legal and regulatory issues, feasibility studies and demographic considerations, business plans, pre-opening requirements, operations management, and equity structures for physicians and practice administrators who may be considering expanding their practices through additional services.

This publication is part of the Medical Practice Management Core Learning Series of the American College of Medical Practice Executives, the certification sector of the Medical Group Management Association.

For more information, visit http://www.cokergroup.com/.