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Ferrania re-enters the medical imaging business and appoints an md Ferrania Imaging Technologies has appointed Adrian Stevens to the position of managing director for the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe. In addition to the general management of the region, he will also be responsible for the Photocolor, Life Imaging and Graphic Art businesses. He is a fully qualified radiographer and was involved in several clinical and radiology management roles for nearly a decade before joining 3M UK. He subsequently became the business manager for Imation’s medical imaging systems divi-

sion for the UK and Ireland. In 1998, Adrian joined Kodak following its acquisition of the Imation medical imaging business and consequently moved to its Consumer Imaging Division as sales director for the photographic retail sector. The new Life Imaging division of Ferrania has made other significant appointments. Chris Bull is now PACS and digital product manager, Alwyn Griffith becomes regional sales manager and Kevin Owens is key account manager. Commented Adrian Stevens:

“This is a team of great experience in the medical imaging field and one that values highly the importance of flexibility, customer focus and new technologies. “The organisation will also include support specialists and other key positions still to be announced.” Ferrania says it has a complete product portfolio, including conventional x-ray, digital radiography, image management system and printing solutions. “For nearly 80 years, health care partners and providers

Adrian Stevens is md world-wide have relied on Ferrania’s high quality imaging technology, products, solutions and services,” states the company.

Alan Budge resumes marketing role

Alan Budge now joins Ferrania LifeImaging Familiar faces boost firm’s medical re-entry Ferrania Imaging Technologies has expanded its Life Imaging Division with the appointment of Chris Bull as PACS and digital product manager and Alwyn Griffith as regional sales manager. Chris has gained commercial and technical experience with 3M, Imation and, most recently, Kodak. Alwyn, who joined the company a week later, has held senior sales roles also with 3M, Imation and Kodak. The appointments come as Ferrania re-enters the UK medical imaging market with its own brand of diagnostic solutions. Previously part of 3M and subsequently with Imation, Ferrania has a heritage in imaging technologies.

Alan Budge has joined Ferrania UK Limited as general marketing manager, responsible for the marketing of the company’s products in the photocolour, graphic arts and lifeimaging divisions in the UK region. Budge joins from Kodak’s Health Imaging Division and follows Adrian Stevens, the new md of Ferrania UK Ltd, who was also previously with Kodak as director of the consumer imaging photographic retail division. Budge joined 3M in 1974 and worked in the photographic and latterly the medical imaging group in a variety of sales

and marketing capacities. Following the spin-off of Imation from 3M, he was appointed manager of OEM sales and marketing operations and, on the transfer to Kodak in March 1999, was appointed as manager of private sector and OEM accounts for the health imaging division. In his new role he will resume the marketing activities that he previously handled, now on a company-wide basis, as well as looking after the OEM and private sector interests for the lifeimaging division. Alan commented: “I am looking forward to handling brand

and product marketing for the company, in particular across the innovative range of imaging solutions we have.” He will be based at the company’s offices in Bracknell.

Kevin Owens moves to Ferrania Ferrania Imaging Technologies tex to go hereFerrania has appointed Kevin Owens as key account manager for its new life imaging division. Kevin is a qualified radiographer and has gained commercial experience with 3M and Imation, and most recently with Guerbet Laboratories Limited. Ferrania Imaging

Technologies is established as a global supplier of private label photographic films and other photographic products, including single use cameras, and inkjet media, in both wide format and cut sheets. Kevin’s position at Ferrania UK Limited, who are based at Bracknell in Berkshire, takes place with immediate effect.

Brings Life to the Medical Imaging Ferrania Milestones

Ferrania begins production of X-ray films in 1926

Ferrania acquired by 3M corporation in 1964

World’s first rare-earth imaging screens- Trimax System – breaks the classic speed versus quality compromise, exposures cut in half

First anti-crossover X-ray films launched Trimax XUD- ground breaking technology

First centralised full day light handling system launched – Trimatic System

Launch of world's first Laser Imager

Laminar crystal technology pioneered for Trimax XLA Plus and XDA Plus X-ray films

Innovative asymmetric system for Chest Imaging breaks another radiographic compromise

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Supplier of Eastman Kodak’s Healthcare film products 1998-2000

With 80 years experience in delivering innovative medical imaging solutions to hospitals and clinics throughout the world, Ferrania Imaging Technologies announces its re-entry to the Medical Imaging market with LifeImaging TM originating from 3M and Imation brands. LifeRayTM A complete range of conventional imaging products for medical imaging needs. Includes both blue and green-sensitive X-ray films and related intensifying screens, cassettes, speciality films, processors, Id. printers, processing chemicals and full daylight film handling

1999 Ferrania Imaging Technologies launched as an independant company

Launch of Ferrania LifeWeb Image Management System (PACS)

Ferrania re-enters Medical Imaging market with a portfolio of new products technologies, and solutions in 2001 including:

LifeRay Conventional System LifeJet Printing System LifeImager System LifeWeb Image Management System. LifeInVision DR System Trimax and Trimatic are now trademarks of Kodak.

systems, plus associated accessories. Matched systems will pr ovide the very best image quality at the lowest dose rates and complementary hardware will deliver outstanding performance to meet the changing needs of Ferrania plant in Ferrania Northern Italy.

departments and clinics.


LifeJetTM LifeJet is an innovative and

Video link to link to any

A network ready, dry printer that

efficient medical printing

non-Windows NT based

produces diagnostic quality black

platform designed to produce

ultrasound/nuclear medicine

& white images from a range of

high quality colour and black &

equipment to the LifeJet 400

modalities MR, CT, Digital

white images using Ferrania’s


ink-jet technology. The system comprises the

A speedy, cost effective system that offers high quality

Screening, CR and DR (including Ferrania’s LifeInVision DR System).

LifeJet 400 printer, ink jet

images where and when you

An on-line densitometer

cartridges and medical paper;

want them, with unparalleled

ensures consistent quality from

and an optional LifeJet

consistency and archivability.

this very compact unit when using LifeImager film products.

LifeWebTM LifeWeb is the product family for imaging and medical diagnosis

diagnostic viewing station with advanced functionality, yet

enabling the integrated management of radiographic information

easy-to-use software; LifeWeb onNet is the web server technology

for diagnostic purposes.

that uses intranet and internet to distribute electronic patient

A suite of solutions dedicated to meet the exacting needs of both small and large users, a solution that is both open and scaleable to

records, and turns an archiving PC based system into a clinical station using a standard browser; LifeWeb RIS is a complete

satisfy planned needs of today and tomorr ow as well as the

Radiology Information System using state-of-the-art web technology

unplanned demands of the future.

to distribute radiology information wherever it is needed; and LifeWeb link guarantees global connectivity to radiological

The LifeWeb Image Manager provides the image management


and storage capability; the LifeWeb real Viewer delivers the

LifeWeb project.

LifeInVisionTM A Digital Radiography (DR) System offering an advanced

believes in fully

state-of-the-art customer

understanding customer needs,

Training and Demonstration

solution for acquiring diagnostic

and planning with them the


information using a 43 x 43 cm

migration from conventional

flat panel detector to ensure

imaging to the film-less

R&D and manufacturing

flexibility of capture and display.

solutions of the future.

capability, combining

Within just 5 seconds after

The organisation’s Customer

Synergy comes from on-site

professional expertise in all

scanning the high resolution

Services Centre in Ferrania, Italy,

areas and in one place,

image is ready for diagnosis,

houses all the facilities one

to provide tailor-made

archiving, distribution and

would expect, including

innovative solutions that meet


Professional and Technical

customer requirements for

Services, Quality Assurance

today - and tomorrow, just as

Workflow is improved, productivity enhanced and in

auditing, Regulatory

the company has been doing for

conjunction with LifeWeb project

assessments as well as

the last 80 years.

provides a totally innovative solution.

Ferrania UK Limited, Amber House - Market Street, Bracknell Berkshire - RG12 1JB UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1344 312100 Fax: +44 (0) 1344 489364 email: Web:

• Cesion Iodide photo-diode array • Panel size: • Grey scale: • Pixel pitch:

17”x17” 14-bit 143 µm

• Time internal between images: 5 seconds

LifeImaging Division, Amber House, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1JB Tel: +44 (0) 1344 312100 Fax: +44 (0) 1344 489364 email: Web:

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