Cedara Software Corp. today announced clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Cedara(TM) Software for the Heart cardiac imaging application to original equipment manufacturers in the United States. The Cedara web-enabled viewer allows qualified medical professionals to capture, retrieve, display, manipulate, measure, report, and save cardiac or other medical images generated from various modalities and sources.
Cedera is demonstrating the technology at the world's largest gathering of medical imaging companies and radiologists, the Radiological Society of North America Conference, Chicago, Nov. 26-Dec.1, McCormick Place, Booth No. 3714. Announcements about new technology to be unveiled at the show can be found at www.cedara.com.
The viewing application cleared by the FDA, which is part of the Cedara
Software for the Heart suite, gives cardiologists access to simultaneous views
of X-ray angiography (XA), echocardiography (ultrasound), magnetic resonance
angiography, computed tomography, x-ray, computed radiography, and nuclear
medicine images, with support for angiography and echocardiography images in
either a static or dynamic view. The dynamic or cine mode view allows
specialists to see cardiac images in motion.
The new cardiology suite offering addresses the large cardiology
diagnostic imaging market, which is projected to grow to $2.25 billion by
2003, according to industry analysts, Frost & Sullivan. Cedara will also adapt
the multi-modality, multi-connectivity viewer for applications beyond
"Now Cedara's OEM customers have more flexibility than ever to develop
end-user solutions. This is a complete plug and play, market-ready cardiac
application designed to enhance clinical workflow," said Jacques Cornet,
Director, Cedara Cardiology Marketing. "That means that soon our multi-
modality viewers will be sold directly to U.S. cardiologists via our extensive
OEM network, aiding imaging review and diagnostic decision-making."
Cedara Software for the Heart components and applications offer flexible
plug-in architecture to help integrators and developers easily add cardiology
imaging support to their products. Cornet said that the viewing application is
ideal for customers looking for a multi-modality display including 2D, 3D and
cine mode angiography and ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI and CT images. The
application benefits from Cedara's streaming DICOM solutions, as well as
connectivity with echocardiography equipment via its recently acquired Cedara
Dicomit DICOM solutions.
Cedara Software Corp. is a leading independent medical imaging software
developer and major outsourcer of imaging technology to original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) in the healthcare market. The Company is one of the largest independent medical imaging software developers and a major outsourcer of imaging technology to the healthcare market.