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MEDRAD Molecular Imaging Earns Top Rank in Innovation

New technology reduces radiation exposure, eliminates workflow complexity, and enables patient-scheduling flexibility

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDRAD's Intego(TM) PET Infusion System has been named one of Medical Imaging Magazine's top eight most innovative products of the year. The magazine designated its top eight based on what its readership considers to be the most far-reaching, game changing or otherwise groundbreaking medical devices on the market.

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MEDRAD's Intego PET Infusion System automatically measures and delivers patient-specific Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) doses on demand. With on-board dosimetry, the system can deliver precise, repeatable FDG doses within +/- 2% of the measured dose. The Intego also minimizes FDG handling and is fully shielded, reducing radiation exposure by more than 20% compared to conventional (syringe-based) FDG delivery methods.

"Intego technology is raising the standard of care in FDG delivery," says Doug Descalzi, Executive Director of MEDRAD's Molecular Imaging business. "Healthcare professionals gain precision, flexibility and control over workflow, which can help any PET practice grow clinically and safely."

More detailed information on MEDRAD's Intego PET Infusion System is available at


MEDRAD, Inc., is a worldwide leading provider of medical devices and services that enable and enhance imaging and therapeutic procedures of the human body. For diagnostic imaging, MEDRAD's product offerings include a comprehensive line of vascular injection systems, magnetic resonance (MR) surface coils and patient care products, and equipment services. The company also offers products used in vascular intervention. MEDRAD's total 2007 revenues were $525 million. In 2003, MEDRAD received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the top honor a U.S. company can receive for quality and business excellence. The company's world headquarters is near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. MEDRAD is an affiliate of Bayer AG. More company information is available at

The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of healthcare, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subsidiary of Bayer AG, is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Diabetes Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. The pharmaceuticals business operates under the name Bayer Schering Pharma AG. Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Find more information at

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