Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mobile CBCT

Has anyone seen this before? I got this in an e-mail. I think this is from an office in Wisconsin, but I am not sure. I find it very interesting having a mobile CBCT unit. Any thoughts on this?

BTW, if anyone is interested in the go-kart class that Eric mentioned, but have questions about it, please e-mail me and I will be happy to answer.


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

i-CAT Users Meeting

Since most of you will be at the AADMRT seminar at the Oakland Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 28th, it also seems like a logical location for the i-CAT users meeting. A representative from Imaging Sciences International (ISI) will present on the latest development of i-CAT news. Chester Wang, the Director of Dolphin Imaging and Management will also make a presentation. The format will be the usual round table discussion that has worked well in past meetings. The hotel has a conference room that is available on April 29, Sunday from 8am -4pm. Note that this room had a capacity of ONLY 28 seats. Please indicate (in the comments section of this blog) if you are interested in attending the i-CAT users meeting. The Oakland Hilton has rooms available on Saturday night for $109.00 and is located approximately 15 minutes from the Oakland airport. There will be a charge based on the cost of the conference room/continental breakfast/lunch/beverages/AV equipment rental.

Go-Karting Event

Craig Dial and his son have been racing professional go-karts for many years and would like to see if we would be interested in doing a ½ day of go-karting at the Davis track (located 30 minutes from Sacramento). This offer is through a company named Rocket Motor Sports, and they will provide all the necessary equipment to go out and drive these karts - no previous experience necessary. Please indicate in the comments section if you would like to attend the Friday karting event. For those people who plan to fly in, if you arrange your flight early (before 8am) into Sacramento Airport, some of us can pick you up at the airport, drive you to the track event and then to Oakland for the AADMRT seminar so you will not have to rent a vehicle. If you are attending the i-CAT users meeting on Sunday, plan your flight out of Oakland airport too.

The karts are simple open wheeled scaled down race cars that have a top speed of 75-90mph, but they are geared to the track for a maximum speed of 55mph in order to take advantage of the low speed turns. You can drive as fast or slow as you feel comfortable, but no bumping is allowed, remember, these are NOT the carnival type cars you may have driven in the past.
The class would start promptly at 9:00am and will last till early afternoon. No food is provided, but there will be bottled water. Rocket Motor Sports charges $200.00 per driver and for that fee you will get a brief introduction of the kart, track, and rules, then he will let us out on the track with up to 10 karts at a time. We will break the group into half so one group can rest and watch while the other is on the track. Throughout the morning, Rocket will give lessons about the driving line, braking and acceleration, and other helpful hints to help improve your driving performance.

The equipment provided by Rocket will be the go-kart, gas, helmet, jacket, gloves, and neck brace. You will need long pants (preferably jeans) closed end shoes, and a short or long sleeve shirt. You may bring any of your own equipment as long as it meets IKF standards (International Karting Federation).

The go -kart class size will be limited to only 15 people. If you want to bring any of your own family with you to drive, then please add an additional $200 fee for each person and they will need to be at least 16 years old to participate. This is a very exciting and fun activity. For those of you living in snow country, this karting experience will be a welcome break to enjoy the warm sunny California sunshine and will also teach you valuable techniques that are applicable in everyday driving situations. Please indicate in the comments section if you would like to participate in the karting event.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Job Swap Opportunity

4 Highly qualified technicians in Colorado (Marcelle, Vickie, Peggy and Laura) and one excellent receptionist ( Renee) are interested in working in labs in warm, snow-free climates. Arizona and Southern California preferred. Interested applicants to work here must have reliable 4-wheel drive tranportation, snowmobiles or dog sled and team. Please bring your own snow shovel - there are no more available for purchase in the Denver metro area. You must be able to perform heavy physical labor - such as SHOVELING ALL THIS DARN SNOW!!! Lab hours vary with the snow forecast - no pay for snow days, however. All interested parties please reply on this blog, and arrangements can be made for flights through Denver International Airport - if it is open. Please reply soon - more snow and cold temperatures are forecasted for this weekend - and we want to get the heck out of here!!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

ISI inducted into Major League

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce that Imaging Sciences has been Acquired by Danaher Corporation, a Fortune 100 company based in Washington, DC; with operations all around the world. Danaher ventured into the dental market with the acquisition of Gendex a few years ago, which followed other significant acquisions including DEXIS, Pelton & Crane, KaVo Dental, Ormco, SybronEndo and Dentrix Imaging. 3-D imaging was the only missing link to round out their dental portfolio, until now.

Danaher’s overall business activities encompass three reporting segments and are comprised of six strategic platforms: Professional Instrumentation (Environmental, Medical Technology, Electronic Test), Industrial Technologies (Motion, Product ID) and Tools & Components (Mechanic’s Hand Tools). Most of you are perhaps familiar with Craftsman tools and Fluke Instruments, both manufactured by Danaher divisions. The company had over $10 Billion in sales in 2006.

The most exciting part of this transaction is that the dental portion of Xoran Technlogies has also been acquired to be a part of Imaging Sciences.

Imaging Sciences will operate as a stand alone division, and all current team memberes will retain their responsibilites. Very little should change to our look, feel and business philosophy. At the same time, we are now bigger, stronger and better positioned to advanced our goals and strategy in a challnging global environment.

As always, we sincerely appreciate the support and confidence we have enjoyed from our customers! We could not have done it without you!! We look forward to a continuing constructive and stimulating relationship with all of you!