Turner Imaging Systems and Siemens Healthineers Announce New Business Relationship Agreement

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Turner Imaging Systems has entered into a Master Resellers agreement which will add the Smart-C® Mini C-Arm to the Siemens Healthineers portfolio of radiology and imaging products. With this agreement, Siemens Healthineers becomes the premium partner reseller to the hospital market and will focus on delivering the Smart-C to their hospital, IDN, GPO and military customers in the United States. International expansion will align with regulatory clearance to sell the Smart-C globally.

The Smart-C® Mini C-Arm, developed by Turner Imaging Systems, is a fully functional mini-C-arm system that is battery operated and hand-transportable, improving the way fluoroscopy is performed. The unique features of this device are its true flexibility to meet the needs of the operating room and field applications. Weighing only 16 pounds, the Smart-C® Mini C-Arm can be hand-carried to the point-of-care and is battery powered for a completely wireless imaging procedure. With the high-quality imaging, system flexibility and no cords this device is revolutionary for today’s surgical settings.

Siemens Healthineers, a global pioneer in medical and diagnostic technology, is a leader in the healthcare industry. Siemens Healthineers’ overall corporate commitment to support operational efficiencies and clinical effectiveness will bring a wealth of experience and access to hospital providers throughout the United States for Turner Imaging’s portable fluoroscopy X-ray device. The agreement spans five years and provides Siemens Healthineers’ new and existing customers the opportunity to purchase this revolutionary technology through one of the world’s most respected diagnostic imaging companies.

“With this agreement, one of the broadest portfolios in portable fluoroscopy X-ray imaging just grew deeper,” said Niral Patel, vice president of X-ray products at Siemens Healthineers. “The Smart-C Mini C-Arm gives healthcare providers access to new advanced technology that advances how point-of-care fluoroscopic imaging procedures are performed. It’s offered at a highly competitive price, so more facilities can deliver high-quality results and strengthen their reputation as a reliable imaging partner.”

Turner Imaging Systems, based in Orem, Utah, recently received FDA 510(k) clearance of the Smart-C® Mini C-Arm portable fluoroscopy X-ray imaging device. As a developer of advanced X-ray imaging systems, the inclusion of the Smart-C® Mini C-Arm in the Siemens portfolio represents a significant milestone, not only for Turner Imaging Systems but also for the imaging community—patients and clinicians.

According to D. Clark Turner, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Turner Imaging Systems, “The Smart-C will revolutionize how and where doctors use X-rays … being particularly useful where patients can benefit from mobile radiology applications. This partnership with Siemens Healthineers is a significant step in the commercialization of the Smart-C and will greatly speed our reach to those customers who benefit most from the tremendous digital images captured with this unique point-of-care portable imaging device.”