Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa, has announced the appointment of Wendy Biggins as product manager for medical.

In this capacity, she becomes part of Konica Minolta South Africa’s new division specialising in computer and digital radiology, called Konica Minolta Medical South Africa.
Her responsibilities include the creation, building and promotion of its medical products and services, such as its Regius computed radiography (CR) systems, laser imagers, digital imaging software options and its Aero direct radiography (DR) system.
Prior to her appointment, Biggins gained numerous years of experience in the field of radiography. She holds academic degrees and qualifications from the Technikon of Witwatersrand, South Africa and the UK-based University of Hertfordshire.
She is also affiliated to local and international radiography societies and health professional councils. Currently, Biggins is undertaking her Masters degree in radiography through the University of Johannesburg.
“Wendy is the ideal candidate to assist Konica Minolta Medical South Africa in gaining momentum,” says Konica Minolta South Africa MD, Alan Griffith, to whom Biggins reports.
"She has the right knowledge and expertise to focus on the specific needs of the southern African marketplace and the capacity to ensure effective client and supplier liaison, leading to many more delighted Konica Minolta customers."
According to Biggins, the new medical products and services will be launched to radiologists and radiographers at the SORSA-RSSA 2011 Imaging Congress, from 4 to 6 March at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Durban.
“After eight years working in the United Kingdom, I am pleased to be back in South Africa and am very excited about our new range of CR and DR equipment. Konica Minolta Medical South Africa provides digital imaging solutions that significantly benefit radiology departments, patients and the referring doctors.
"By using digital technology, high quality X-ray images are produced, while significantly improving departmental workflow and maximising productivity. In addition, radiation dose to the patient is typically reduced,” concludes Biggins.