CompuMed: Swissray integrates OsteoGram, patent needed for digital mammo systems

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Computer aided diagnostic (CAD) software developer CompuMed Inc. and Swissray International Inc. inked a licensing agreement that authorizes Swissray to integrate CompuMed's proprietary OsteoGram software into its direct digital radiography ddR-systems.

The OsteoGram is a medical image processing system that enables healthcare providers to screen, diagnose and monitor osteoporosis using digital images from filmless x-ray equipment or conventional, film-based hand x-rays.

The new Swissray BMD system was introduced this week at RSNA.

In related news, CompuMed said it has filed a provisional U.S. patent application for the integration and use of its OsteoGram osteoporosis screening/diagnostic software system on digital mammography equipment. The latest application of the OsteoGram will use images taken by digital mammography equipment to perform osteoporosis testing at the same time women undergo routine mammograms, CompuMed said.