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Mindray and ZONARE Team to Provide 17 Ultrasound Systems to Hennepin County Medical Center
Date:8/18/2014

Mahwah, NJ and Mt. View, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

Mindray, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, and ZONARE, a developer of new generation ultrasound technology and subsidiary of Mindray, recently teamed together to provide 17 ultrasound systems to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota – a nationally recognized regional healthcare provider. The purchase contract includes 11 Mindray portable and six ZONARE ZS3 units.

“HCMC is a pioneer in the use of point-of-care ultrasound,” said Andrew Laudenbach, MD, emergency physician at HCMC. “Having state-of-the-art ultrasound technology immediately accessible in our emergency department is a standard for providing excellence in patient care.”

HCMC is a Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and nationally recognized medical education center with innovative programs and specialties. In addition to its emergency and trauma services, HCMC provides care through several primary care clinics with various locations throughout the county including a retail clinic in a local Walmart store. Its emergency department alone has more than 100,000 patient visits each year.

“Because of our high volume and demand for rapid results, we rely on imaging solutions that provide outstanding diagnostic quality and user-friendly interfaces,” said Laudenbach.

The Mindray portable platform provides a wealth of advanced imaging features including excellent temporal resolution along with an innovative implementation of multiple tissue harmonic imaging technologies to improve image quality for technically difficult patients. iZoom™ enables the ability to view structures more accurately from a distance and iTouch™ provides a single button image optimization. Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI), cine, wireless data transfer and real-time 3D (4D) are part of the platform as well.

The ZS3 system is based on Zone Sonography technology (ZST). ZST is an innovative approach to echo data acquisition and image formation. Using a small number of large “zones,” ZST acquires ultrasound data significantly faster than conventional ultrasound and extracts more information on each transmit receive cycle. Since the speed of sound traveling through tissue is a physical constant, ZST has a significantly faster acoustic acquisition time enabling superior imaging quality. ZST is a Living Technology which delivers ultrasound imaging excellence based on a dynamic and open architecture that allows continual platform evolvement.

“We are pleased the synergy between Mindray and ZONARE could offer a comprehensive solution for HCMC,” said Glen Mclaughlin, PhD, president of ZONARE. “These are the type of results we had anticipated when the two companies joined together. We are honored to help support HCMC’s diagnostic goals for their patients.”

About Hennepin Healthcare System
Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. operates Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis and primary care clinics in Minneapolis on East Lake Street and in the Whittier Neighborhood and in the suburban communities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Richfield, and St. Anthony, as well as a retail clinic in the Walmart store in Bloomington. The System’s mission is to partner with the community, patients and their families to ensure access to outstanding care for everyone, while improving health and wellness through teaching, patient and community education and research.

About Mindray
Mindray is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide. Established in 1991, Mindray offers a broad range of products across three primary business segments: patient monitoring and life support products, in-vitro diagnostic products and medical imaging systems. Mindray is globally headquartered in Shenzhen, China, with U.S. headquarters in Mahwah, New Jersey. Mindray also has another 12 international sales and service offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Mumbai, Paris, Sao Paolo, Seattle, Toronto, Silicon Valley and Vancouver. For more information, please visit http://www.mindray.com.

About ZONARE

ZONARE is solely dedicated to ultrasound excellence through its innovative, award-winning next generation technology which provides the platform for the company’s Living Technology designed to meet its customers evolving imaging needs. The patented design and Zone Sonography ™ Technology (ZST) architecture of the z.one ultra and ZS3 platforms deliver high-end image quality and clinical versatility. ZONARE is now an independently run, wholly owned subsidiary of Mindray Medical International. For more information, visit http://www.zonare.com.

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