Press Release – 01/19/2013

Donald Dotson, President
Mikron Digital Imaging-Midwest, Inc
(800) 925-3905
Rush-Copley Hits the Jackpot with 1000th Purchase of Shimadzu MobileDaRt
As if a good-quality investment wasn’t enough, there is also timing. Mikron Digital Imaging-Midwest, Inc. congratulates Rush-Copley Medical Center, in Aurora, Illinois, for its impeccable timing in being the 1000th purchaser worldwide of Shimadzu’s MobileDaRt Evolution. They made the purchase from Mikron Digital along with an optional second display monitor for use in operating rooms. It was the third MobileDaRt Rush-Copley has purchased.
Mikron Digital Imaging-Midwest is a Midwest distributor of Shimadzu products.
Tom Kloetzly, Shimadzu’s vice president of sales, made the announcement at the American Hospital Radiology Administrators conference, which was held August 13-16, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. AHRA, the Association for Medical Imaging Management, is the professional organization representing management at all levels of hospital imaging departments, freestanding imaging centers, and group practices.
In making the announcement, Kletzky presented plaques for Mikron Digital and Rush-Copley to Robert O’Brien, Mikron Digital account manager.
According to O’Brien, “Rush-Copley has been and continues to be a valued customer. We at Mikron Digital Imaging are thrilled to be a business partner with them.”
O’Brien presented Rush-Copley’s plaque to Thomas Markuszewski, director of imaging services, during a special visit to Aurora.
To Markuszewski, the news, not surprisingly, was a complete surprise. “It was the last thing we expected,” he said.
Less surprising is his satisfaction with the MobileDaRt. “It provides critical information in the hands of the physicians faster. That is very much appreciated by the physicians because they can do their work faster, which helps improve work flow and allows for improvements in efficiencies.”
The Shimadzu MobileDaRt is a digital mobile X-ray system that allows verification of images just three seconds after they are obtained, eliminating the need to replace cassettes and read CR barcodes. Its exclusive “Inch-Mover” allows moving forward or backward for fine positioning with bedside drive controls located on the front of the collimator. With its outstanding operability combined with its easy positioning in restrictive locations, the system provides powerful support in medical facilities with a high number of emergency cases. The wireless flat 11″ x 14″ Canon panel integrated into the 32 kW x-ray system provides rapid-speed x-rays that produce clear images even with the most restless of children, and at a lower dose, which makes it ideal for pediatric care.
 “In a nutshell,” Markuszewski concludes, “the digital portable has enabled us to improve efficiency of workflow by putting the clinical information in the physicians’ hands faster. This technology has also enabled us to reduce radiation exposure to our patients by approximately one-third. These are the two greatest virtues of this technology.”
Adding to their satisfaction is their experience working with Mikron, which, Markuszewski maintains, “has done a great job in both selling and representing the product.”
Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL, is a 210-bed hospital providing health and wellness services to the greater Fox Valley community. Nearly 500 physicians and 2,000 clinical and professional staff members provide advanced medicine and extraordinary care to patients.  Rush-Copley is a member of the Rush-System for Health.
Mikron Digital Imaging-Midwest, Inc. is a regional provider of Next Generation-Leading Edge digital technology for the medical imaging community. In addition to Shimadzu, they are distributors for Meridian Medical Systems, Canon, and Riverain ClearView products. They are currently celebrating their 26th year of providing unequaled equipment and service solutions. For more information, contact Donald Dotson, President of Mikron, at (800) 925-3905 or;