SAN DIEGO -- Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage and protection, today announced that Iomegas award-winning REV® Technology is finding uses in medical imaging that capitalize on its high performance, high capacity, low cost and portability.
Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX), maker of the iLab Ultrasound Imaging System, has qualified the Iomega REV Drive and its 35 gigabyte (GB)* removable REV disks for storing and managing intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) files. IVUS files are full-motion, 30-frames-per-second images taken by an imaging catheter from inside the blood vessels, helping doctors diagnose and treat coronary artery disease and heart disorders.
A typical IVUS file requires 1 GB of storage, imposing heavy demands on conventional storage devices in terms of manageability and ease of use. Magneto-optical drives and DVD writers were taking 15 to 20 minutes to write each patients procedure. Iomegas proven REV Backup Drive and removable REV disks do the same job in just two or three minutes, delivering dependable, high-capacity removable storage that is many times faster than optical storage alternatives.
In addition to meeting Boston Scientifics requirements for capturing, storing and archiving critical patient files, the Iomega REV Backup Drive increases storage capacity allowing for more efficient use of the Boston Scientific iLab System. Based on the size of individual patient files, each REV 35 GB disk can hold up to 35 patient records, further simplifying the archival backup process.
We evaluated a number of removable storage products and selected Iomegas REV technology, said Chris Japp, General Manager, Imaging Products, Boston Scientific. Our goal was to give our customers operational flexibility and advanced archiving options to store high-quality ultrasound images that assist with diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Iomegas REV Technology is designed to deliver dependable, high-capacity removable storage that helps our innovative iLab system to capture, store and archive critical patient files.