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Shimadzu Medical Systems receives Two KLAS awards in the 2016 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment report

Torrance, CA — November 10, 2016 – Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation, received a 2016 Best in KLAS award for X-Ray, and Category Leader award for Portable X- Ray.

Healthcare research firm KLAS released its annual rankings of the best-performing medical equipment vendors. The 2016 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment report ranked companies in 7 market categories. Vendors earned the Best in KLAS distinction in various market segments including computed tomography (CT), X-ray, automated dispensing cabinets and ultrasound.

Based on evaluations submitted by thousands of healthcare providers in and outside the United States 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 Medical Systems USA, has been bestowed the 2016 “Best in KLAS” achievement award for the X-ray Market Segment for 2016*. “This is the second year that Shimadzu has received this prestigious KLAS award in this category” says Frank Serrao, Shimadzu’s Marketing Manager. “We have received the 2016 “Best in KLAS” achievement award for the RADspeed table system in the “X-ray” category six out of seven past years”, Serrao states. The RADspeed DR table was awarded the “Best in KLAS” in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 and now in 2016 by KLAS.

Shimadzu’s trend setting MobileDaRt Evolution Wireless was awarded the 2016 “Category Leader” for Digital X-Ray – Mobile. The MobileDart Evolution has now been awarded “Category Leader” for 3 years consecutively with the first award presented in 2011.

About Shimadzu

Shimadzu Corporation, founded in 1875 in Kyoto, Japan and the parent of Shimadzu Medical Systems USA (SMS), is a global provider of medical diagnostic equipment including conventional, interventional and digital X-Ray systems. Shimadzu Medical Systems USA is headquartered in Torrance California with Sales and Service offices throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Canada with Direct Operations headquartered out of Dallas, TX and the greater Chicago area. Contact SMS at: or call (800) 228-1429 for more information.

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.

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*2016 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment