AUGUST 2--Cedara Software Corp. (Toronto, Canada; www.cedara.com), a provider of medical-imaging software serving health-care solution providers worldwide, has released Cedara I-Route, a teleradiology DICOM gateway that compresses and distributes clinical studies to physicians at remote locations across point-to-point connections. The Cedara I-Route server receives studies from a variety of modalities such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR). The application automatically applies the appropriate compression before distributing the studies across a wide-area network, where physicians can then read them remotely in real-time using a Cedara I-Softview workstation and determine if further diagnosis or additional studies are required.
Arun S. Menawat, Cedara's president and COO, said, "The release of this product addresses a data imaging communications need for our European partner, Toshiba Medical Systems Europe BV, immediately. Cedara I-Route, the newest component of Cedara I-Softview family of PACS products, further strengthens our value proposition to radiologists for enterprise-wide, as well as remote diagnostic solutions."
"We promote Cedara I-Route and Cedara I-Softview in Europe under our own ReportDirect workstation brand." says Willem Overlaet, manager of connectivity solutions for Toshiba Medical Systems Europe BV. "The technological progress in multislice CT systems has created a huge increase in image data output, and the gateway and compression features in Cedara I-Route helps in keeping the on-line data-communication addressed even in situations where limited network bandwidth is available."