By Erin Register
Jeffrey Wojnovich’s contrast injector experience began in 1998 when he spent several years on a team that developed the software for the MEDRAD Stellant and Solaris injectors. He was also a member of a coalition of imaging companies that developed the current standards for interfacing scanners to injectors. After leaving that company, Wojnovich worked with several other service companies to develop tools that aid in the service of these devices.
“In May of 2019 I started Contrast Injector Tools, primarily to provide tools and information to biomedical engineers focused on a self-service model,” said Wojnovich. “As we progressed, we had the time to develop a full line of parts, services and tools that allow us to provide any level of service required.”
TechNation learned more about Contrast Injector Tools in a question-and-answer interview.
Q: What is the main focus of Contrast Injector Tools?
A: The main focus is to provide our customers with the right information, parts and tools at the right time. Whether it is a routine PM or an emergency, we want to be available to bring the equipment back to manufacturer’s specifications in the most efficient manner. We realize the importance of the device and are committed to keeping it in top working order. We use the latest technology to bring predictability and fixed cost service to the injector market.
Q: What are some of the services Contrast Injector Tools offers?
A: We are a full-service injector company and offer everything including parts, PMs, on-site service, depot service, remote monitoring and virtual service calls. Since we opened last year, we have worked with Global Light Company, a tremendous third-party parts manufacturer. Our partnership has produced very high-quality replacement parts for several of the injector models.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have also worked with a few manufacturers of ventilators to provide comprehensive service to this fast-growing market. In addition to contrast injector service, we also offer reverse and software engineering, PCB/electronic repair and design, remote monitoring (IoT solutions), test device development and more.
Q: How does Contrast Injector Tools stand out in the medical equipment field?
A: We are leveraging technology to provide a comprehensive service offering to our customers. We offer a three-month warranty with our PMs or service calls. There is not another company that can match that. Our PMs provide us historical and current data to make the proper part and service decisions before the unit breaks.
We are also preparing to do virtual service calls, so a technician can connect to an experienced service agent who will walk them through a service event. With our downloadable tools, we can receive the same information from the injector as if we were there. Afterwards, a comprehensive service report is emailed to the user.
Our unique ability to reverse engineer medical devices allows us to provide product service at a superior level, even compared to what the OEM can provide.
Q: Do you have any specific goals that you want Contrast Injector Tools to achieve in the near future?
A: We plan on revolutionizing the contrast injector service business. Using our technology, knowledge and staff, we will bring down the cost of ownership for hospitals and clinics. We wish to partner with other service organizations that manage injectors and provide them with a cost-effective and high-quality service offering.
We will continue to work with ventilators and other medical device manufacturers to provide guidance, tools, service and parts from product development to end of life.
For more information, visit www.contrastinjectors.com.
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