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Unfors RaySafe launches RaySafe S1: Dose management software increases patient safety at hospitals
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:14
Singapore - Unfors RaySafe (formerly Unfors Instruments), the leading independent supplier of radiation measurement solutions for the X-ray room, has extended its product portfolio to include the RaySafe S1, the first cloud-based dose management software of its kind.
RaySafe S1 visualizes patient dose and provides role-based guidelines to help medical staff optimize dose and image quality. This enables hospitals to work according to the radiation safety principles of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) and protects patients from unnecessary radiation while cutting costs for the hospitals by reducing waste scans. The software records patient doses during X-ray procedures but is also able to access historic data from past exams. Hospitals can use this information to develop and implement Dose Reference Levels. While many hospitals today may not be able to immediately identify a patient who was overexposed, RaySafe S1can automatically notify medical staff if patient doses deviate from the predefined levels.
â€œThe medical application of X-rays has constantly increased in the past years and with it concerns about their health impact. With our products, we want to help people avoid unnecessary radiation and keep the necessary exposure as low as possible,â€ explains CEO Magnus Kristoferson about the companyâ€™s move towards the new softwareâ€™s development. Unfors RaySafe is the only company worldwide as of now to offer comprehensive solutions for the X-ray room â€“ from quality assurance of X-ray equipment, to real-time dose monitoring for medical staff and dose management solutions for the benefit of the patient.
The new RaySafe S1 software is now available for hospitals and clinics across the Asia Pacific. The cloud-based system is already successfully used to justify, optimize and control patient dose in Europe and the US and can smoothly be integrated in radiology departments with X-ray equipment from manufacturers that support the DICOM standard.
Award-winning design and usability
In addition to measurement accuracy, RaySafe products are also well known for their intuitive usability and innovative design. The Swedish companyâ€™s dedication to simple, attractive forms supporting both functionality and operation has just been acknowledged by the jury of this yearâ€™s internationally coveted Red Dot design award. The RaySafe S1 software has been awarded in the â€œInterface Designâ€ category of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013.
This year, the panel of jurors reviewed 6,800 products entered for the Red Dot competition by companies and designers from 43 countries. Launched in 1955 to honor outstanding achievements in design, the Red Dot design award is today one of the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world.
Unfors Instruments has changed its name to Unfors RaySafe
About Unfors RaySafe
Unfors RaySafe is the leading supplier of radiation measurement solutions in the medical field offering comprehensive solutions for the X-ray room â€“ from quality assurance of X-ray equipment, to real-time dose monitoring for medical staff and dose management solutions for the benefit of the patient. These products combine advanced technology with simple use and transparent data overview. Unfors RaySafe also provides extensive customer service and helps increase awareness of unnecessary radiation. The companyâ€™s headquarters is in Billdal, Sweden, where Unfors RaySafe was founded in 1994. Subsidiaries in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Singapore, India, Japan and China and a tight sales network address the global market. Among the clients are major X-ray manufacturers as well as some of the most well-known university hospitals worldwide. With a team of 150 employees, Unfors RaySafe generated revenue of about 20 million euros in the fiscal year 2011/2012. Up to now, the company has been certified in compliance with the ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO IEC 17025 and ISO 9001 quality management standards. The Swedish Sixth AP Fund has been majority owner of Unfors RaySafe since 2006.
For further information please contact:
Marketing & Communications APAC
Unfors RaySafe Pte Ltd
25 International Business Park,
#04-61 German Centre,
Phone: +65 6562 8566
Fax: +65 6491 5683
Keywords: patient, dose, safety, radiation, software