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I don't have the reference to hand, but I recall MAM makes gold discs with 
various degrees of additional protection layers over the lacquer, Medical 
being the one with the most or the thickest.

Steve Smolian

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From: "Lou Judson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Medical grade CD-Rs


I think it is marketing. If you notice, one of the major FAQ headings
is, why change from cine film to CDR? They aren't talking a better CD,
they are saying CDR instead of microfilm for medical records. I would
hazard a guess that they can price "medical CDRs" at about ten times
the cost, since it is doctors who decide and health insurance that pays
the bill (or ten percent of it, anyway!) - so it is not a grae but an
alternate to film recordkeeping...

It is part of the digitization of medical records, which is supposed to
make our lives "better" ...

If it helps, see this page and you can choose the colored CDs...
http://www.mam-a.com/products/mitsui_colors/index.html

My first response was, if it is a medical CD where do they install it
in the human body?!?

Lou Judson  Intuitive Audio
415-883-2689

On Apr 25, 2006, at 5:12 AM, Marcos Sueiro wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> I just became aware of what they call "medical grade" CD-Rs. I was trying 
> to figure out what is the difference, if any, between these and gold 
> CD-Rs, and I was wondering if anyone has experience with these media.
>
> <http://www.mam-a.com/products/medical/index.html>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Marcos


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