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Dienstag, 15. November 2011

aycan and Chimaera Announce New Software Tool for Multi-Modal Image Fusion

Chimaera’s easy to use FusionSyncTM integrated into aycan’s OsiriX PRO improves diagnostic workflow 

aycan Digitalsysteme GmbH, a recognized worldwide leader in medical imaging, and Chimaera GmbH, a producer of leading-edge medical imaging software, today announced their partnership to market a new software tool for more efficient handling and diagnosis of multi-modal and follow-up medical data. 

Today, diagnosis, based on follow-up image series, is often a time-consuming task due to missing data alignment and the need for manual adaptions of viewing settings. To address this issue, aycan has paired its aycan workstation OsiriX PRO, an advanced image-processing tool and DICOM PACS workstation, with Chimaera’s FusionSync, a hardware-accelerated automatic image-registration algorithm. Seamlessly integrated in OsiriX PRO, FusionSync’s fast, reliable and automatic-rigid image fusion allows users to easily view multi-modal and follow-up series together for more efficient diagnoses. Users just drag and drop two series together, then quickly navigate through large amounts of data for easy diagnosis based on spatial synchronization. Time-consuming adaptions of view settings are completely eliminated, as all viewing properties are propagated to the linked series. FusionSync currently supports three-dimensional CT, C-Arm CT, MR, PET and SPECT data.

"We found aycan’s OsiriX PRO to be intuitive and extremely user-friendly, and saw how we could further improve it by combining it with our novel FusionSync software,” said Dr. Marcus Pruemmer, CEO at Chimaera. "FusionSync provides easy-to-use viewing and handling of follow-up series and multi-modal studies in OsiriX PRO, which greatly simplifies the necessary workflow steps for diagnosis, effectively saving time in everyday hospital routines."

As both aycan and Chimaera develop true medical products, the partnership on this tool for OsiriX PRO was an easy fit for both companies. 

“aycan is proud to work with Chimaera to add further capabilities for OsiriX PRO users,” said Stephan Popp, CEO at aycan Digitalsysteme GmbH. “The joint solution supports our commitment to provide our customers with the most technologically advanced tools that improve their workflow, while lowering costs,” said Popp. 

Designed for post-processing and primary diagnosis, the 64-bit fast, Mac-based, vendor-neutral OsiriX PRO is a cost effective, highly functional, advanced image-processing tool and DICOM PACS workstation for conventional, multi-slice and other image reading. Based on the widely known opens source project OsiriX, aycan’s turnkey version has FDA 510(k) clearance and CE Marking with full integration service and customer support.

The new software, with appropriate medical clearances, is expected to be available in late 2012 from aycan. A beta version will be showcased on aycan’s booth #8707 at RSNA’s annual meeting in Chicago, November 27th through December 1st, 2011.
The software is not available in the U.S.

ABOUT Chimaera 
Chimaera was founded in 2007 as a spin-off of the Pattern Recognition Lab at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg by several computer scientists who obtained their doctoral degrees in medical imaging. The company relies on a profound and long-term background in the fields of medical image processing (reconstruction, segmentation and registration) and pattern recognition. Chimaera is headquartered in the heart of the Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg and specializes in the development of high-tech software solutions. 
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ABOUT aycan
With a focus on vendor neutral integration and service, aycan is a worldwide provider of solutions for archiving, viewing, and printing medical images and information that improve workflow efficiency and drive down costs. aycan works with other industry innovators such as Apple, Xerox, medQ, and EIZO, whose quality products are part of their solutions. aycan supports customers worldwide with European headquarters in Wuerzburg, Germany, and U.S. headquarters in Rochester, New York. The company is privately held. Visit aycan at RSNA 2011, Booth #8707 North Building (Hall B). 
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