A Diagnostics & Imaging Week

iCAD (Nashua, New Hampshire), a provider of computer-aided detection (CAD) solutions, reported a technology partnership agreement with Applied Software (Burtonsville, Maryland), which conducts business as MagView.

Under the terms of the agreement, iCAD's Second Look 300 and 700 CAD systems can be integrated with MagView's mammography information software in an effort "to improve productivity and speed workflow," the company said.

ICAD's Second Look systems assist radiologists in the early detection of breast cancer during a mammography exam. MagView's system tracks and reports mammography results using information obtained from the Second Look system.

Canon Medical Systems (Irvine, California) dealer Horizon Medical Services (Mississauga, Ontario) has received a multi-system order to install Canon digital radiography (DR) systems in the general X-ray rooms at Hamilton Health Sciences (Hamilton, Ontario), the second-largest hospital in the province of Ontario.

As part of the agreement, Horizon Medical Services will expand Hamilton Health Sciences' use of DR by retrofitting and installing two Canon DR systems on new and existing equipment. This will bring the total number of rooms within Hamilton Health Sciences facilities using Canon DR technology to six.

Hamilton Health Sciences is the first hospital in Canada to install the Canon DR system.

In other grants/contracts news:

Beckman Coulter (Fullerton, California) reported that it has entered into a supply relationship with Princeton BioMeditech (PBM; Monmouth Junction, New Jersey). PBM will supply a range of rapid diagnostic tools used at the point of care to Beckman Coulter's Primary Care Diagnostics business unit.

Hitachi Medical Systems America (Twinsburg, Ohio) reported that three-year, multi-source purchasing agreements for ultrasound systems have been signed with Novation (Irving, Texas), the supply company of VHA (also Irving) and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC; Oak Brook, Illinois).

The agreements, which offer Hitachi's HI Vision 6500 and HI Vision 8500 radiology ultrasound systems to VHA and UHC members, take effect today and run through June 30, 2008.

Guardian Technologies International (Herndon, Virginia) reported the completion of a licensing agreement for Guardian's FlowPoint RIS/PACS product with Loma Linda High Field Open MRI and Diagnostic Center (Loma Linda, California).

The FlowPoint system, built on an expandable set of configurable web services architecture, provides radiology information system, image management, radiology workflow and archive management solutions.

The Loma Linda diagnostic imaging center will be providing its patients with whole-body imaging capabilities, including ultrasound, nuclear medicine, positron emission technology, computer tomography, MRI and general X-ray services.

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