Feb. 21, 2013
-- J2 Medical, LP based out of Pittsburgh, PA has been at the forefront of digital image scaling since 2006 and has weathered the test of time. "Some software companies place little value on scaling but at J2, we feel it’s of the upmost importance. We take pride in educating the imaging community of the importance and best practices of image scaling. Being accurate 99% of the time for pre-surgical planning compared to say 80% when un-scaled, saves orthopedic surgeons not only time, but big dollar signs over the course of a year" stated Jarrid Henderson, CEO.
Since its inception in 2006, the patented Akucal scaling tool has gone through many changes. "When we first came out with the Akucal, we knew it had longevity. When Wolverson X-Ray stopped supporting our innovation in the U.K. and replicated our design, it was flattering so we continued our quest to make a good product great" said Henderson. From their original red base model to the current black base model, J2 has found ways to improve every aspect of the Akucal, creating the simplest and most effective x-ray scaling tool. "If it doesn’t suck, it doesn’t stick," quipped Adam Smith, VP of sales & marketing at J2. The small footprint of Akucal’s powerful silicon suction cup base allows Techs to use this device both horizontally and vertically for the variety of scenarios they encounter. Akucal’s Ball Claw™ coupler is now an interchangeable part that can be swapped for different marker sizes or sanitized and is equipped with the industry standard 25MM numerical indicator that is visible in every image. "Our solid, surgical stainless steel Rollee™ markers are the most precise in the biz. Hollow markers can burn out in the image which can cause inaccuracies during scaling" stated Smith.
J2 Medical boasts thousands of Akucal installations not just in the U.S., but around the world at some of the most prestigious private practices, hospitals, universities and clinics. "It’s a great feeling to see our sales spider web from Pittsburgh to L.A. to Italy and everywhere in between. We take solace in the fact that we are helping surgeons around the globe become more efficient and resourceful in their orthopedic practices" stated Henderson. And with the addition of two new products during 2012 and early 2013, J2 forecasts a record breaking year in sales. "With the release of our Gymie Pod portable cassette holder and most recently the Gymie Titan x-ray panel holder, 2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year for J2" said Smith.
J2 Medical, LP, was founded by product designers and radiology technologists to develop innovative medical devices for the advancement of the radiology industry. In addition to the Akucal J2 Medical’s product line includes the Gymie Pod portable cassette holder, the Gymie Titan x-ray panel holder, and J2’s e-commerce site for radiology accessories.