Chicago, IL – September 2, 2011– Summit Industries, a manufacturer and marketer of diagnostic radiographic and digital equipment for the worldwide medical imaging markets, today announced that the Detroit Tigers have installed one of their AmRad™ Medical systems at Comerica Park to provide on-site diagnostic imaging capabilities for the players and staff. The x-ray system is marketed under the private brand, Merry X-Ray Integrity 1000, and will be used to screen and detect injuries for the Tigers players, team staff and visiting players.
“It is very important that we provide high-quality imaging services as part of our goal to offer the very best facility and service to all athletes. The system is easy-to-use and provides all the functionality we need to assist with diagnosis,” said Kevin Rand, Director of Medical Services for the Detroit Tigers.
The Merry X-Ray Integrity radiography solution replaces the analog system purchased by the Tigers in 2000. The system features enhanced diagnostic image quality and will be used in conjunction with the Konica Minolta Image Pilot digital solution, which offers multiple methods to measure and control dose that optimizes exposure, a key consideration in healthcare today.
“We are very pleased to play an important role in ensuring these athletes receive superior image quality during their preliminary examinations,” said Tom Boon, President of Summit Industries. “And we are very proud to have our Company be associated with Comerica Park, one of America’s premier ballparks.”
About Summit Industries
Summit Industries is a Chicago, Illinois based manufacturer and marketer of diagnostic radiographic and digital equipment for the worldwide medical, veterinary and chiropractic imaging markets. The company was founded in 1984 by its owner and current Chairman, Jim K. Walsh. Summit designs and manufactures high quality radiographic imaging equipment in our ISO 9001 certified facility under its original private ownership. The company’s brands have a dominant market share in its market segments in the United States and are used worldwide.
About Merry X-Ray/SourceOne
Founded in 1958 by current owner and Chairman Leo Zuckerman, Merry X-Ray Chemical Corporation (Merry X-Ray) has kept pace with rapidly changing technology within the medical imaging field for over half a century. With its subsidiary, SourceOne Healthcare Technologies, Inc. (SourceOne), Merry X-Ray is one of the leading providers of diagnostic imaging solutions to hospitals and healthcare centers across the U.S., including those transitioning to a digital imaging environment. Merry X-Ray’s broad equipment and consumables portfolios, as well as nationwide sales professionals and field service engineers, enable customers to turn to Merry X-Ray/SourceOne as the best-in-class, single source for radiology imaging solutions.
For additional information about Merry X-Ray/SourceOne, visit www.equipment.merryxray.com.