Diversified Diagnostic Products,
Inc. (DDP) located in Houston, Texas, has manufactured and sold electronic/mechanical
equipment used in radiology and nuclear medicine since 1982. DDP markets its products
worldwide directly to users or through independent marketing representatives. DDP’s products
fall into the following four different product groups:
The MAMMOVIEWER™ and VIDIVIEWER™
product lines are motorized film viewers used by radiologists to expedite
and enhance their ability to read x-ray films. The VIDIVIEWER™ product line is
a general-purpose film viewer that has been manufactured and sold by DDP since
1983. The MAMMOVIEWER™, a leading mammography film viewer, has been manufactured
and sold by DDP since 1987.
The XENAMATIC™ was designed and
built by DDP in early 1982. The equipment was designed as a rebreathing device
that could operate with ventilator patients. The product line uses radioactive
Xenon gas for both lung ventilation and Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF) studies.
This was DDP's first product line as well as its first venture into the CBF
While the XeCT System™ is DDP’s newest product line, much of the knowledge and
skills DDP has
gained in working with radioactive Xenon gas contributed to development of
this product line which uses non-radioactive Xenon gas (XeScan™) as a
contrast agent with CT. The System itself is a low cost CT accessory that
consists of all the hardware and easy to use menu driven software required for
the physician to perform quantitative cerebral blood flow studies.