Industry round-up: AccuSoft, Desert Radiologists, Dynamic Imaging,Kazeon, Merge, ScImage

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AccuSoft Corporation this week is highlighting an upgrade to its ImageGear for .NET product at the 2007 AIIM/On Demand Exposition & Conference April 17-19 in Boston. The release provides programmers with a comprehensive solution to accelerate development of .NET Framework 3.0 solutions and Vista applications using fully managed code. Developers can also add powerful imaging capabilities to existing .NET Framework applications quickly and reliably using this high-performance toolkit. In addition to providing support for .NET Framework 3.0, the new release features support for Direct 3D 10, Microsoft’s latest graphics platform, as well as comprehensive image, file, and digital camera raw format support. A beta version of the product is being shown in the company’s booth. The product is expected to be generally available by June 29, 2007. 

AccuSoft now provides native .NET support for digital camera raw formats from 100 of the most widely used digital cameras from manufacturers including Cannon, Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony. Furthermore, developers can integrate next-generation DirectX 10 and Direct3D features into their .NET applications. In addition, new methods for image processing (e.g. red eye removal, mosaic, solarize, and others) have also been added to the product’s API (application program interface). 

Desert Radiologists of Nevada announced the opening of its new central business office, a 5,000 sq. ft. office to hold billing, auditing, coding, authorization and finance departments, plus provide room for expansion.
"Part of our strategic business plan is to foster growth and provide patients with the best experience possible," said William Moore, Desert Radiologists CEO. "By opening this new office we are bringing new job opportunities and superior customer service to the Las Vegas community.”
Dynamic Imaging topped MD Buyline’s user satisfaction rankings for the fourth straight quarter, sustaining its position as a PACS industry’s customer service leader.
Kazeon, a provider of unstructured information management, said that Bartron Medical Imaging Inc., a provider of advanced medical image analysis, has chosen its Information Server IS1200-ECS to improve customer service to hospitals for quickly finding, managing, and securing patient information.

Kazeon’s system indexes every DICOM image that passes through BMI's MedSeg solution, collecting metadata about the digital image such as patient name, patient ID number, hospital location, file size and last access time. Through the change, radiologists and medical practitioners will now be enabled to quickly search to locate any document or image related to a particular patient or case stored across hundreds of hospital server and storage devices. 

Merge Healthcare plans to release its Q1 2007 financial results on Wednesday, May 9, after the market close. The company will hold an earnings conference call on May 10, at 9 a.m. Central/ 10 a.m. Eastern. For additional details:

ScImage plans to soon release a fully customizable reporting and workflow documentation solution for vascular procedures. The reporting solution will be offered as an add-on to the company’s Enterprise PACS, PicomEnterprise. The vascular reporting package is an extension of the company’s current reporting engine, PicomDOC, and uses a completely standards-based approach to report design and customization. PicomDOC incorporates the DICOM structured reporting standard but also uses rich text formatting and smart macros to quickly complete vascular reports for both carotid exams and peripheral procedures. The tool offers automatic creation of an Adobe PDF document upon final signature that is subsequently saved to the electronic patient folder within PicomEnterprise.