Ethics Code Changes

We are circulating proposed changes k for consideration by the membership. Your voice is important to us. Please give us your comments, proposed changes, if any and offer any other changes. This is perhaps the first time in almost 25 years. That we are suggesting proposed changes is in light of the fact (as the Nobel Prize recipient Bob Dylan notes)  the ‘times they are a changin’. Chief among the proposed changes will be an expansion of the scope of the type of  complaints which may be considered including complaints for possible unfair and deceptive and anti-competitive behavior.

 

Varian Medical Systems to acquire PerkinElmer’s medical imaging business for $276 million

Varian Medical Systems’ imaging components business announced an agreement to acquire PerkinElmer’s medical imaging business for $276 million. In addition, the components business will become an independent public company called Varex Imaging Corporation in January 2017. PerkinElmer’s medical imaging business is a supplier of digital flat-panel X-ray detectors that can be used for industrial, medical, dental and veterinary X-ray systems.

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Varian Medical Systems Spin-Off: What To Do?

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) spin-off is getting closer to completion. The company has filed its separation and distribution agreement which you can find here. The filing still doesn’t give details into exactly what the distribution ratio will look like. The spin-off is planned to be a tax-free distribution. I expect it to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. The new company name will be Varex Imaging.

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Dr. Michael Friebe’s 2016 RSNA Technology Overview

Click here to see what Dr. Michael Friebe’s thought of the 2016 RSNA.

 

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