Partnerships & Alliances: Emageon & Vital Images; Koning and Mercury; Richardson and DeJarnette
Emageon and Vital Images have inked an integration and reseller agreement under which Emageon will resell Vital Images’ Vitrea software as an integrated component within its Enterprise Visual Medical System (EVMS). This strategic partnership allows Emageon to market Vital Images’ Vitrea software to its customer base, representing approximately 600 hospitals nation-wide. Vital Images provides advanced visualization and integrated analysis tools that complement Emageon’s enterprise visualization and workflow system. Additionally, Vital Images will be able to provide its installed base with the ability to integrate their stand-alone software into Emageon’s EVMS, providing customers with access to clinical content management capabilities through the same user interface.

Medical imaging technology provider Koning Corporation is developing a Cone Beam CT for breast and extremities which will be introduced at RSNA 2006 later this month. The systems offer high spatial and true isotropic resolution, to provide extensive diagnostic information compared to current methods. Through a multi-year deal, Koning will include Mercury Computer Systems’ Visage VR Volume Rendering components, Visage WS Workstation, and Visage CS Client/Server for a solution that covers the entire imaging workflow. The Mercury systems will enable Koning to visualize their image data locally and to transfer/network the data to various locations including Rochester and other luminary breast centers around the country.

Richardson Electronics and DeJarnette have inked a distribution deal for DeJarnette’s dyseCT CT workflow engine. The terms call for Richardson to sell and service the systems.

TeraRecon and Commissure have partnered to offer integrated workflow capabilities. Commissure's RadWhere Suite drives workflow by presenting a consolidated worklist, launching an appropriate viewer, and collecting the results back to the diagnostic report. The companies’ partnership will provide support for TereRecon’s AquariusNET thin-client as the common viewing tool for volumetric examinations when AquariusNET is available in an institution. Commissure works with AquariusNET to distribute advanced visualization coupled with a comprehensive patient management and reading environment for images with 3D capabilities. Commissure integrates the patient history, order status, status of priors, and structured reporting and distributes the consolidated results into a single worklist. It augments image and patient data by providing access and hyperlinks to saved scenes, priors and reports.