August 6, 2014 | News & Notices Shimadzu receives
2014 ‘Best in KLAS’ award for Digital X-ray
2014 ‘Category Leader’ for Digital X-ray Mobile

2014 ‘Best in KLAS’ award for Digital X-ray and 2014 ‘Category Leader’ for Digital X-ray Mobile

Shimadzu receives a 2014 "Best in KLAS" award for Digital X-ray.

Healthcare research firm KLAS released its annual rankings of the best-performing medical equipment vendors. The 2014 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment and Infrastructure report ranked companies in 21 market categories. Eight vendors earned the Best in KLAS distinction in various market segments including computed tomography (CT), digital X-ray, automated medication dispensing for 200 or more beds and ultrasound.

Based on evaluations submitted by thousands of healthcare providers throughout the United States and Canada over the past 12 months, KLAS rankings measure a vendor's performance in areas like product quality, implementation, and service and support. A Best in KLAS award is reserved for top-rated companies in a select group of the largest and most impactful market segments.

Shimadzu has been bestowed the 2014 "Best in KLAS" achievement award for the RADspeed Radiographic table system in the "digital X-ray" category. The RADspeed DR was also awarded the "Best in KLAS" for 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012.

Also just announced in the same KLAS report, Shimadzu's trend setting MobileDaRt Evolution Wireless was awarded the "Category Leader" for Digital X-Ray – Mobile, three out of the last four years (with the first award presented in 2011).

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and its staff and advisory board members average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to