Colours 'N Motion relocates, expands

Colours 'N Motion (Anaheim, California), a manufacturer of lightweight wheelchairs, reported that it has relocated its operations to a larger facility in Corona, California. The report comes following the company's announcement last month of expanded sales operations in Europe.

John Box, president of Colours 'N Motion, said, “Colours' new production site in Corona is more than twice the size of our previous facility in Anaheim and will enable us to enhance our operations.“

In December, the disability owned and operated company reported that it had selected Med Services Europe BV to build up its European distribution network. Med Services Europe will be responsible for locating, selecting and managing a distribution network in Western and Eastern Europe.

Colours is a leader in the design of everyday sport and pediatric wheelchairs. The company's wheelchairs are lightweight, adjustable and customizable. At 14.5 pounds, the custom-designed Zephyr is one of the lightest wheelchairs on the market. The Boing! is the first wheelchair on the market with four-wheel independent suspension, according to the company.

New imaging society formed

The Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography (SCCT; Washington) is the newest medical group to be formed, its papers of incorporation filed earlier this week.

A vision statement approved by the SCCT board says that the society “will be the recognized representative and advocate for physicians, scientists and technologists who work in the field of cardiac computed tomography. It will nationally and internationally be seen as the principal independent organization committed to the further development of cardiac computed tomography through education, training, accreditation, advocacy, quality control and research.“

Daniel Berman, MD, director of cardiac imaging at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles), said, “Cardiac CT scanning promises to revolutionize the approach to accurate diagnosis of patients with coronary artery disease. But, exactly how and when to use it is not yet clear. In order to truly capture the power of this new method, it is critical that we optimize the methods, train physicians to perform and interpret the tests, ensure the high quality of the examinations performed and develop guidelines for its cost effective use. It is also important to foster research in cardiac CT. The Society of Cardiac CT has been founded to achieve these goals.“

Organizers of the new society said that establishing the SCCT was discussed with medical and scientific leaders in this field of cardiovascular diagnostic imaging earlier this month in Atlanta.

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