Partnerships: Foresight & Sutter Health; Matrox & Larivire; Philips & Biosense

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Foresight Imaging inked a preferred vendor agreement with Sutter Health, a network of hospitals and physicians in Northern California. Under the terms of the agreement, Foresight Imaging will provide its PACS connectivity solution, the TIMS DICOM System, to all Sutter Health affiliates at preferred prices. The agreement runs for three years.

Matrox Graphics is partnership with Larivière GmbH in order to pair its Matrox TheatreVUE display projection controller boards with Larivière's AcuScreen for LCD/DLP and D-ILA Projectors solution and Canon's XEED projector with LCOS-Technology. A DICOM-compliant projection solution supporting DICOM Part 14 calibration for LCD/DLP and D-ILA projectors, the AcuScreen for Projectors allows for the proper presentation and calibration of images such as x-rays and ultrasound images. This projection can be used in medical imaging projection environments, including medical trainings, presentations, and case review. Larivière's AcuScreen for Projectors is comprised of software, hardware and a customized optical interface for projectors, and features a USB connection and gamma correction applied through Matrox TheatreVUE display projection controller board in the PC.

Royal Philips Electronics and Biosense Webster announced today that they have signed an agreement to co-develop integrated products that will simplify complex procedures to diagnose and treat irregular heartbeats, also known as arrhythmias.

This strategic alliance will enable the creation of an interface that connects Biosense Webster’s Carto Mapping and Navigation System with Philips’ integrated Allura Xper electrophysiology (EP) Lab System, as well as with Philips’ Xcelera Cardiovascular Information Solution. The interface between the Carto System and Allura Xper Integrated EP Lab can help reduce the amount of time required to setup and perform complex electrophysiology (EP) ablation procedures, which are designed to restore normal heart rhythms. The joint development program will also help by creating easier storage and retrieval of imaging data, allowing physicians to review and report from a single system.