2012 Best in KLAS Awards for Medical Imaging

Overall performance sees a shake-up with No. 1 Fuji, No. 2 Toshiba

 

June 25, 2012
Image from a Siemens Somatom Definition AS 64-slice CT scanner.

June 25, 2012 — KLAS released the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment and Infrastructure report, which details what end-users think about imaging systems from specific vendors. The report recognizes leaders in individual medical equipment market segments as Best in KLAS, including digital X-rayCT, MRI (1.5T and 3.0T), ultrasound and mammography.

The Best in KLAS awards are based solely on the data from customers who provide feedback with an eye toward ultimately improving healthcare through better technology. The awards recognize vendors that offer excellent service and meet provider needs with product functionality. This report includes a total of 3,765 provider evaluations, including interviews with hospital and clinic executives, administrators, physicians, nurses, clinicians, directors and managers interacting with healthcare equipment and infrastructure solutions.

Fujifilm earns the distinction of overall performance leader for medical equipment with a score of 88.7 out of a possible 100 and overtakes incumbent Toshiba by a slim margin. Until this year, Toshiba has been ranked first in overall performance scores since the medical equipment Best in KLAS Awards report in 2008.

The following is a list of the 2012 Best in KLAS medical equipment and infrastructure vendors and products: 

Computed Tomography (CT) - 64-slice+: Siemens Somatom Definition Flash

Digital X-Ray: Shimadzu RADspeed

Magnetic Resonance (MR) - 3.0T: Siemens Magnetom Skyra

Magnetic Resonance (MR) - 1.5T: Siemens Magnetom Aera

Mammography - Digital: Hologic Selenia Dimensions Breast Tomosynthesis

Ultrasound - General Imaging: Philips iU22

Ultrasound - Cardiovascular: Philips iE33

 

2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Computed Tomograpy (CT) 64-slice+

1. Siemens Somatom Definition Flash        90.0

2. Toshiba Aquilion One                             89.2 

3. Toshiba Aquilion 64                                 88.8 

4. Siemens Somatom Definition AS+ 128  88.5

5. Siemens Somatom Definition AS 64     87.9

6. Philips Brilliance iCT 256                        87.3

7. Philiops Brilliance 64 GE Healthcare        83.5 

8. GE Healthcare Discovery CT750 HD        80.1

 

2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Digital X-Ray

1. Shimadzu RADspeed                          90.3

2. Fujifilm FDR DEVO Suite                  90.0

3. GE Healthcare Discovery XR650             89.8

4. Siemens Axiom Multix M                     89.6

5. Carestream DRX-1                                 89.3

6. Fujifilm FDR Velocity SpeedSuite      88.9

7. Carestream DRX-Evolution                     86.2

8. Toshiba Radrex-i                               85.3

9. Philips DigitalDiagnost DR                     81.9

 

2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Magnetic Resonance (MR) - 3.0T

1. Siemens Magnetom Skyra 3T MR      88.4

2. Siemens Magnetom Verio 3.0T MR   87.2

3. Siemens Magnetom Trio 3T MR       86.9

4. GE Healthcare Discovery MR750 3.0T   85.6

5. Philips Achieva 3.0T MR                      81.2

 

2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Magnetic Resonance (MR) 1.5T

1. Siemens Magnetom Aera 1.5T MR   90.8

2. Toshiba Vantage 1.5T MR                    88.9

3. GE Healthcare Optima MR450w 1.5T    88.7

4. GE Healthcare Signa HDxt 1.5T MR     86.4

5. Siemens Magnetom Espree 1.5T MR  86.4

6. Siemens Magnetom Avanto 1.5T MR 85.5

7. Toshiba Vantage Titan 1.5T MR             85.3

8. Hitachi Echelon 1.5T MR                      83.7

9. Philips Achieva 1.5T MR                    83.2

 

2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Ultrasound-General Imaging

1. Philips Philips iU22                                                 90.3

2. Zonare z.one ultra                                               88.4

3. GE Healthcare Logiq E9                                        87.5

4. Siemens Acuson S2000                                         86.6

5. Toshiba Aplio MX                                                   84.7

 

2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Ultrasound-Cardiovascular

1. Philips iE33                                                            85.4

2. GE Healthcare Vivid E9                                           85.1

3. GE Healthcare Vivid i                                              82.5

4. Toshiba Aplio (CV application)                                 81.8

5. Siemens Acuson SC2000                                          79.7



2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Mammography-Digital

1. Hologic Selenia Dimensions Breast Tomosynthesis      93.4

2. Hologic Selenia                                                       92.4

3. Hologic Selenia Dimensions                                     89.8

4. GE Healthcare Senographne DS                               87.6

5. Siemens Mammomat Inspiration                              86.9

6. GE Healthcare Senographe Essential                         86.7

7. Fujifilm Aspire ClearView-CSm (CR)                      86.3

 

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