Ontario-based KA Imaging announces that it has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for a technology breakthrough with Premier Inc. Effective this month, the new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for Reveal 35C, in the product category of general radiography (radiography, radiography and fluoroscopy, and portable radiography).

“The Technology Program was designed to ensure that Premier’s members can access innovative products that drive high-quality and cost-effective care,” says Amol Karnick, president and CEO of KA Imaging. “Being accepted through this program is an important step for Reveal. We made a detector that overcomes previous dual-energy technology shortfalls and is retrofittable, which means that any hospital can access the clinical and operational benefits of Reveal with minimum financial impact,” he adds.

Reveal 35C is a mobile/portable U.S. FDA 510(k) cleared dual-energy x-ray detector. Its triple-layer design enables the production of three images from just one shot—traditional digital radiography, bone, and tissue only images, with no motion artifacts. Reveal is currently being used in two clinical trials, for lung cancer and pneumonia, with initial success, officials reveal.

Finally, Premier is a healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,100 U.S. hospitals and 200,000 other providers and organizations to advance healthcare.