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Enterprise Linux Today: LuraTech & Amicas to Create Web-enabled Medical Image Management Solution

Dec 01, 2000, 01:10 (0 Talkback[s])

"LuraTech, Inc., leader in next generation image and document solutions, and AMICAS, Inc., leading provider of Web-based solutions for managing diagnostic images, announced at the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) show the integration of LuraTech's wavelet-based image compression technology, LuraWave, into amicas.net(sm), a suite of e-services that yields greater savings, enhanced image access options and other capabilities in a managed open architecture system."

"AMICAS' software and related services are used to capture, display, distribute and store more than 3 million patient studies annually. With the LuraWave's digital imaging technology, AMICAS will be able to provide hospital systems and physicians globally with secure, high-quality lossless and wavelet-compressed image archives."

"With the LuraWave digital image compression technology, customers using the AMICAS software will be enabled to capture and securely save, view, and store digitized radiology images in the LuraWave format. The benefits of using LuraWave in AMICAS software include: fast transmission of the images, progressive image loading directly within Internet browsers, option to save images losslessly to retain high-image resolution for immediate diagnosis, and real-time decompression of LuraWave images. These new features will bring significant improvements to hospital networks with bandwidth constraints in accessing image data from the Internet or Intranet. The LuraTech partnership with AMICAS signifies a drive toward using wavelet-based compression techniques in the development of new clinical tools in the medical market."

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