By Erin Register
Medlink Imaging LLC, founded nearly 26 years ago, was formed to address the distribution needs of the medical X-ray film industry. “Growing to become one of the largest master distributors of medical X-ray film and imaging supplies, Medlink Imaging has successfully been a guiding force in supporting channel partners, even as the diagnostic imaging marketplace began to evolve,” said Medlink President Richard Owen.
During this evolution, Medlink expanded from being an analog company to also supplying digital imaging products. “As a company looking to embrace evolution, make improvements and continually expand our product line, Medlink began distributing the VIVIX DR panel, manufactured by Vieworks, in 2012,” Owen stated. “It soon became apparent that the VIVIX brand was one of the superior DR panel products available in the marketplace. With a stronger belief in the VIVIX brand, Medlink and Vieworks moved forward and created a permanent relationship in 2018 when Vieworks acquired Medlink.”
This acquisition allowed Medlink to become part of one of the world’s largest award-winning manufacturers of digital radiographic panels and gave Vieworks the ability to increase its U.S. market share.
ICE learned more about Medlink Imaging in a question-and-answer interview.
Q: How does Medlink stand out in the medical imaging field?
Owen: Medlink, a Vieworks company, is one of the largest providers of digital radiography systems with a presence in all diagnostic imaging marketplaces as one of the largest manufacturers worldwide. Our solutions are in all market segments in diagnostic imaging, including hospitals, imaging centers, orthopedic and mobile imaging solutions
Q: What has been Medlink’s biggest achievement?
Owen: We have expanded our sales support with proven results in helping our channel partners achieve success in all regions.
Q: What is on the horizon for Medlink? Do you have any goals you would like to achieve in the near future?
Owen: Medlink is continuing to diversify in adding radiographic equipment to our portfolio to enhance our presence in the marketplace. Our goal is to establish Vieworks’ brand identity in hospitals nationwide, as well as market segments in the diagnostic imaging marketplace.
Q: Is there anything else you would like ICE readers to know?
Owen: We at Medlink Imaging are committed to standing strong together, especially during these uncertain and trying times. We recognize the evolving needs of our channel partners, especially when it comes to facing the recent challenges in our country.
To address those needs, we have been focusing on putting together a portable X-ray solution that combines innovation, power and versatility with one of the top-rated DR panels available. We succeeded with the portable Jade unit. This unit is an unparalleled, user-friendly, mobile digital diagnostic system that is also one of the most affordable in today’s market. It is ideal for hospitals, field hospitals and alternate offsite facilities.
While we do not know what the future holds, we will continue to listen to the needs of our customers and are committed to providing exceptional products and services to the diagnostic imaging industry.
For more information about Medlink Imaging – A Vieworks Company, visit www.medlinkimaging.com.