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4D Medical Systems' logo. Click here to visit the 4D Medical Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: 4D PhotoStation™ Launched in U.S.

Eliminates Complexities of Digital Photography, Generates Revenue for Medical Practices

OAK RIDGE, TN--(Marketwire - September 17, 2009) - 4D Medical Systems, Inc. announced the U.S. launch of the 4D PhotoStation™ System today. The 4D PhotoStation System eliminates the costs and complexities of digital photography in the medical practice while increasing photo-imaging revenue opportunities. Photographic documentation is well known for melanoma, cosmetic procedure before and afters and documenting effects of procedures.

"The system is simple to use, captures high quality photographs, and enables patient ID referenced documentation of visual changes over time. We are very pleased to be working with a company that is so in tune with what our physicians and aestheticians need in today's dynamic practice environment," said George Smith, CMPE and Administrator at The Skin Wellness Center in Knoxville, a user of the system.

The 4D PhotoStation merges the low cost of filmless digital photography with the critical features of a medical imaging and archive system to provide a simple and turnkey solution for integrating photo-images into patient electronic medical records (EMR). By automatically associating photo-images with a patient record ID, fast electronic retrieval eliminates the need for hardcopy prints for physical filing, also saving the practice staff valuable time.

"4D PhotoStation is the first system to address the photo-image management and workflow in the practice. The system saves significant hidden labor costs related to using point-and-shoot camera photography in the clinic, while making revenue-generating procedures like total body photography practical," said James M. Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

While going digital with photography eliminates film processing and scanning, merely capturing a digital picture offers no ease of integration with electronic medical records.

However, the 4D PhotoStation System enables high quality photo-images to be quickly and easily captured and immediately associated and permanently stored electronically along with the patient chart record.

The 4D PhotoStation provides costs savings and photo-imaging revenue opportunities regardless of whether a practice is currently using an electronic medical records system or is still relying on a paper-based record system.

"PhotoStation is a practical solution that provides improved patient care and a fast payback by eliminating the cost of batteries and memory cards and reducing the costs of staff time in organization and print output. Practically, it also provides an irrefutable legal record of the efficacy of procedures," said Joseph L. Ortiz, co-founder, President and CEO of 4D Medical Systems.

The 4D PhotoStation brings together industry-leading imaging components into a portable, easy to use, portable photo-imaging system. The 4D PhotoStation features the Nikon D90 Digital SLR camera and the Nikon 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor Telephoto Auto Focus Lens. The PhotoStation eliminates the need for a dedicated photography room in the practice and complex lighting. The 4D Medical Systems' 4D Photo-Image Manager software manages the entire photo-imaging workflow and provides a single point of control over the entire process of capturing, organizing, annotating, and communicating digital photo-images.

Special introductory pricing is being offered. Please call or visit the website for details.

For more information visit: www.4d-medical.com/launch.htm

The 4D PhotoStation System includes a Nikon D90 digital SLR and 60mm F2.8 lens. Photo provided by 4D Medical Systems. Click for a bigger picture!

The 4D PhotoStation System includes a Nikon D90 digital SLR and 60mm F2.8 lens.
Photo provided by 4D Medical Systems.

About 4D Medical Systems:
4D Medical Systems, Inc. offers digital photographic imaging systems that automate the acquisition, storage, and communication of ultra-high fidelity images for applications in medical and cosmetic practices and for research applications in pharmaceutics and biotechnology.

(First posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 13:34 EDT)

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