According to Michael Harvey, Director of Business Development for Meridian,
Other advantages the Meridian’s Monarch UHD 4K AED Upgrade, besides the obvious flexibility and low cost:
- Analog x-ray equipment can last 15 years or more.
- Analog x-ray equipment hardly ever fails.
- Analog x-ray equipment does not need the added cost of a service agreement.
- Analog x-ray equipment really never becomes outdated.
- An Analog x-ray machine alone costs only about 1/3 as much as a fully integrated digital x-ray machine.
- An Analog x-ray machine is little more than a very large power supply and an x-ray tube with steel support stands.
- An Analog x-ray machine paired with a Meridian Monarch UHD 4K with AED will save the customer about 30%-40% over the cost of a manufacturers fully integrated and proprietary digital x-ray room.
According to Harvey,
“There have been no major changes in the method to generate x-ray since its discovery. The last advance was High Frequency power supplies, sometime in the eighties I believe. Simply put, you don’t have to replace the x-ray-generating hardware in order to upgrade your existing x-ray room. In fact, we propose that only the outdated technology components ever be replaced. Don’t replace an entire room at $175K-$275K; replace only the DR imaging components at $65K-$75K as they either fail or become obsolete.” (after all, who would still want to use an iPhone 3 in 2015?)
All of which is to say:
That’s why our new tablet-based system—with Meridian’s exclusive bluetooth communications (BLUE-TECH) to many existing x-ray generating systems, wireless connection to the x-ray detector and the hospital Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS), and wireless communication to the Radiology Information System (RIS)—makes Meridian Monarch UHD 4K with AED truly a one-of-a-kind value. Its one-of-a-kind features, image quality and acquisition speeds will simply blow your socks off. To our knowledge, Meridian Monarch UHD 4K with AED is the only true 4K resolution system on the market. The completely portable Wireless 20” Tablet and wireless 14 x 17 inch detector make the Meridian Monarch UHD 4K with AED the most portable and flexible digital upgrade system available anywhere. With Meridian Monarch UHD 4K with AED, you can truly image anywhere, anytime there is an x-ray source.