VIDAR Systems Corporation signs agreement with IDX Imagecast

Herndon 12 June 2003VIDAR Systems Corporation, specialised in medical film digitiser technology, has signed an agreement with IDX Systems Corporation to include VIDAR's DiagnosticPRO and SIERRA film digitisers in their speciality work flow solutions, IDX Imagecast. The VIDAR solutions will complement IDX's advanced work flow and image distribution technologies. The IDX Imagecast solution along with VIDAR's DiagnosticPRO film digitiser was featured during the SCAR Annual Meeting and Exhibit held in Boston on June 7-10, 2003.


IDX is a provider of software, services and technologies for health care provider organisations. Imagecast from IDX is an expert in providing speciality work flow solutions that integrate images and information from across the health care enterprise. At the heart of the Imagecast speciality work flow solutions lies the power of a revolutionary idea: to bring the full breadth of a user's computer-based work flow into a convergent point within a single database architecture.

Imagecast provides health care institutions, such as hospitals, AMCs, IDNs and imaging centres, with comprehensive distributed access to significant clinical findings and associated images through solutions that optimise productivity, enhance business practices, and facilitate clinical decision making.

"Our solutions combine advanced technology with unmatched expertise to deliver visionary work flow integration. The addition of VIDAR digitisers is a welcome addition to our advanced work flow and image distribution technologies", stated Walt Marti, Vice President and General Manager of IDX Imagecast Division.

Brian Beardslee, Vice President of VIDAR's Medical Business, added: "The selection of the VIDAR digitisers by IDX and the integration with Imagecast reflects the company's continued commitment to product excellence. VIDAR digitisers deliver superior image quality, reliability, and durability. In addition, the products are clinically proven, cost-effective, and are designed for virtually maintenance-free operation. We are pleased to have been selected as the digitiser of choice by IDX Systems."

Founded in 1969, IDX Systems Corporation provides information technology solutions to maximise value in the delivery of health care, improve the quality of patient service, enhance medical outcomes, and reduce the costs of care. IDX supports these objectives with a broad range of complementary and functionally rich products installed at 3600 customer sites. Customers include 138.000 physicians who utilise practice management systems to improve patient care and other work flow processes.

VIDAR's DiagnosticPRO plus and SIERRA plus digitisers feature the latest version of VIDAR's proprietary High Definition CCD (HD-CCD) technology and Automatic Digitiser Calibration (ADC) feature, resulting in images that exceed the American College of Radiology practice guidelines for picture archiving and communication systems and remote primary diagnosis.

The vertical footprints of VIDAR's digitisers save nearly 50 percent of the space required by tabletop digitisers, and VIDAR's SIERRA even offers the flexibility to be wall mounted, if desired. The design of VIDAR's digitisers eliminates film jams and saves thousands of dollars each year in scanner calibration costs.

VIDAR Systems Corporation, a privately held technology company, is a manufacturer of x-ray film digitisers and advanced solutions for medical markets. VIDAR's family of film digitisers serves the PACS, remote primary diagnosis, teleradiology, telemedicine, mammography, and oncology markets. VIDAR's digitisers are the choice of more than 100 systems solution providers worldwide. More company news is available in the VMW article VIDAR's newest film digitiser included in mammography clinical study at Mayo Clinic.

Leslie Versweyveld

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