Witt announces alliance with Omega, wins installs at Florida-VAs
Witt Biomedical Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., and Omega Medical Imaging of Stanford, Fla., have formed a cooperative alliance to deliver turn-key systems for customers seeking to build their own practice outpatient cardiac catheterization lab or cath/angio swing lab.

Omega is a manufacturer of imaging systems for the electrophysiology lab and Witt offers physiomonitoring/information systems for the cath lab. Together, the companies said they will offer professionals consultative, business and financing resources needed to maximive business potential.

Concurrent with the agreement, Omega will offer Witt's Calysto Series IV. Series IV is part of the Calysto for Cardiology family of products and collects physiological and information data from the cath lab procedure creating an electronic record for review, reporting and long-term archival.

Additional optional modalities including image management, ECG management, echocardiography and nuclear medicine can also be included as part of the archive and review capabilities and reported into a single cardiac record.

In related news, Witt announced this week that its integrated Physiological Monitoring/Digital image and information system has been selected by the VA Medical Centers located in Gainesville, Miami, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach, Florida.

In addition to the Calysto Series IV and Image IV, the VA Medical Centers will implement additional software modules that will allow the facilities to share DICOM data with/between existing PACS for review on a single workstation.