CALGARY, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - (Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd.) (TSX: IDL), the
global leader in digital radiography for image quality and value, today
announced that it was awarded the patent for a dual energy optically coupled
digital radiography system. This is the 7th U.S. patent and one of many
patents that have been awarded to IDC in countries around the world for
technology innovations in digital radiography.
According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "This invention relates
to an optically coupled digital radiography method and apparatus for
simultaneously obtaining two distinct images of the same subject, each of
which represents a different X-ray energy spectrum. The two images may be
combined in various ways such that anatomical features may be separated from
one another to provide a clearer view of those features or of underlying
Robin Winsor, IDC's Chief Technical Officer and inventor states, "Dual
energy imaging allows a doctor to view bone and soft tissue images separately,
providing greatly improved diagnostic information. IDC's method of CCD based
dual energy imaging is an advance over other methods because it captures all
the necessary data in a single exposure, thereby eliminating patient motion.
It does this while still providing the high speed and throughput that makes
direct digital the clear choice over cassette based CR imaging."
"Our continued commitment to technological innovation is the hallmark of
IDC and a driving force behind our global leadership," states Michelle
Naismith, IDC Marketing Manager.
The inventor was issued U.S. Patent No. 7,330,532 on February 12, 2008.
The patent has been assigned to Imaging Dynamics Co. Ltd. Calgary.
IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company) is a medical technology company and
innovative force in the fast-growing field of digital radiography (DR)
technology. IDC's X-Series of direct capture technology replaces conventional
film-based X-rays and provides a cost-effective alternative to cassette based
film or computed radiography (CR) systems.
Each IDC DR solution provides high resolution radiographic images in the
digital format required for today's electronic medical record networks, all
without the use of film, environmentally harmful chemicals, cassettes or
expensive imaging plates. In addition to its number one ranking for three
consecutive quarters for customer service by MD Buyline, IDC is the recipient
of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award and is among the 2007
Deloitte Technology Fast 500, which ranks the fastest growing technology,
media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America.
IDC is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
You may also visit the IDC Web site: www.imagingdynamics.com
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