Planmed Oy, the Finnish manufacturer of the Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner, signed an exclusive U.S. nationwide distribution agreement with Merry X-Ray Corporation, the largest independent distributor of CR, DR, PACS and radiographic equipment in the U.S.
Planmed Verity® is designed to find subtle extremity fractures during the first visit to the clinic – the types of fractures that have most commonly been missed when using only 2D radiographs. Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner is a unique solution to the problem; it provides fast 3D imaging at the point of care. It is intended for pre- and postoperative imaging; and it has better resolution and patient adaptability and uses a significantly lower dose of radiation than full-body CTs. Unlike any other 3D imaging device, Planmed Verity also allows for weight-bearing imaging of the extremities.
As a dedicated extremity scanner, Planmed Verity adapts to the patient with anatomy-specific imaging programs, movements, and trays. Easily adjustable, soft-surfaced gantry and motorized positioning trays help in finding a comfortable position for various examination procedures. The adjustable user interface and efficient all-in-one workflow are also designed to maximize the operator’s soothing presence for the patient.
“Planmed Verity is the first and only CT system on the market that can image seated, supine, and standing patients. We are pleased that Merry X-Ray Corporation, with their nationwide distribution and comprehensive service network, will represent Planmed in the U.S.,” says Vesa Mattila, Vice President of Planmed Oy. "Merry X-Ray Corporation is well-established as the widest-reaching distributor of X-ray equipment nationwide."
"We are excited to offer this point-of-care mobile extremity CT scanner to our customers,” says Ted J. Sloan, President of Merry X-Ray Corporation. "As a low-dose orthopedic 3D imaging system, Planmed Verity is a welcome addition to our product portfolio. It supports our mission to be our customers’ One Stop Shop for X-ray and digital equipment."
Planmed’s products are well-known for their exquisite design and user ergonomics. Planmed Verity received FDA clearance in February 2013.
Merry X-Ray Corporation
Merry X-Ray Corporation distributesX-ray equipment, accessories, and supplies throughout the United States. Merry X-Ray’s Service Department performs service, maintenance, and installation of conventional and digital x-ray equipment. Founded in 1958, Merry X-Ray Corporation has a reputation as the "Go To" distributor for all X-ray imaging needs. The company provides service to all 48 contiguous states, as well as Hawaii and Alaska, making it the largest distributor of X-ray equipment nationwide. Merry X-Ray Corporation represents and supports over 10,000 products. The company employs approximately 500 team members.
Planmed Oy and the Planmeca Group
Planmed Oy develops, manufactures, and markets advanced imaging equipment and accessories for mammography and orthopedic imaging. Planmed's extensive mammography product range covers digital and analog units, stereotactic biopsy devices, and breast positioning systems for an early detection of breast cancer. Within the field of orthopedic 3D imaging, Planmed offers low-dose extremity CT imaging for quicker, easier and more accurate diagnosis at the point of care. Planmed Oy exports more than 98% of its production to more than 70 countries worldwide. The principal markets are in Europe, Japan, and Oceania, as well as in North and Latin America, where the company has considerable market shares.
Planmed Oy is part of the Finland-based Planmeca Group, which manufactures and markets advanced equipment for medical and dental fields. The Group employs approximately 2,500 professionals and the estimated turnover for the year 2013 is MEUR 760.