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
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
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A network ready, dry printer that
efficient medical printing
non-Windows NT based
produces diagnostic quality black
platform designed to produce
& 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
LifeInVisionTM A Digital Radiography (DR) System offering an advanced
believes in fully
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.
Within just 5 seconds after
The organisationâ€™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
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: email@example.com Web: www.ferraniait.com
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• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.ferraniait.com