Smart-C Receives Prestigious Medical Device Design Award

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April 18, 2022 — The Smart-C, from Turner Imaging Systems, received the 2022 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) silver medal in the Radiology, Imaging and Electromechanical Devices category. It is the medical technology industry’s first awards program to recognize achievements in the design and engineering of medical products that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. Entries are judged by an impartial panel of medical technology experts, including practicing physicians, nurses, designers, engineers, manufacturers and human factors experts. MDEA jurors thoroughly review entries based on product design, use of materials, patient and end-user benefits, system benefits, improved accessibility and unmet clinical needs. Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MDDI) Editor-in-Chief Daphne Allan adds, “This year’s attendees were amazing; each playing an important role in changing the direction of the industry and bringing viable new innovations that overcome today’s most pressing challenges in healthcare.

“The Smart-C is a disruptive X-ray imaging system that is finding new uses in clinics, operating rooms, urgent care facilities, sports, military medicine, humanitarian missions and emergency services,” says Mike Orthner, PhD, Director of Business Development “This technology has shown a positive impact on healthcare efficiency; point-of-care X-ray imaging allows for faster diagnoses, faster interventions and better results with reduced costs.”

Healthcare systems are under enormous strain and the new Smart-C design challenges the bottleneck of traditional diagnostic and surgical imaging. Being compact, foldable, lightweight, battery-powered, and water-resistant enables fluoroscopic imaging virtually anywhere; even in the rain. Turner Imaging continues to differentiate itself from competitors by prioritizing the needs of patients and providers to create products that improve outcomes by increasing capabilities, improving efficiency and reducing the cost of care.

“It is an honor to earn this design recognition,” said Tom Youd, COO and VP Engineering, “Our highly talented and experienced engineering and design team spent countless hours refining the product design while by watching and listening to our medical partners. We have responded to their needs by designing a truly unique, game-changing device. We are excited to bring this new X-ray imaging option to patients and providers alike.”

For more information: www.turnerxray.com

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