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KLAS Releases Medical Equipment Ranking

June 15, 2009
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Healthcare research firm KLAS released its annual rankings of the best-performing medical equipment vendors. And according to the Orem, Utah-based group, top-ranked companies in seven key market categories — including computed tomography (CT), digital mammography, smart pumps and ultrasound — have earned the 2009 Best in KLAS distinction, signifying their leadership in meeting customer expectations.

Based on evaluations submitted by thousands of healthcare providers throughout the United States and Canada, the rankings measure a vendor’s performance in areas such as product quality, implementation, and service and support. A Best in KLAS award is reserved for the top-rated companies in a select group of the largest and most impactful market segments, the group says.

Following is a list of the 2009 Best in KLAS medical equipment vendor products:

  • Computed Radiography (CR) – Multi-Plate: Konica Minolta Xpress Dual Bay
  • Computed Tomography (CT) – 64-slice+: Toshiba Aquilion 64
  • Digital X-ray: Shimadzu RADspeed
  • Magnetic Resonance (MR) – 1.5T: Toshiba Vantage
  • Mammography – Digital: GE Senographe DS
  • Smart Pumps: B. Braun Outlook (LVP)
  • Ultrasound: Toshiba Xario


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