Cardea Technology Inc and Optasia Medical Ltd Announce Plans to Collaborate to Optimize Their Vertebral Fracture Assessment Tools

    BOSTON, MA, and CHEADLE, England Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Cardea Technology, Inc.
and Optasia Medical Ltd., announce plans to collaborate and configure their
software tools for Vertebral Fracture Assessment, a method for evaluating
vertebral fractures from images on bone densitometers, to exchange information
and create reports for the management of osteoporosis.
    Optasia Medical Ltd. has developed SpineAnalyzer(TM), a product that aids
in the identification of vertebral spine deformities by efficiently and
comprehensively annotating spine anatomy. This unique software workflow
solution enables rapid and reproducible assessment of 6-point morphometry,
while simultaneously providing full contours outlining vertebral shape. The
software employs a proprietary statistical model-based image analysis
technique, which uses a simple manual single-point initialization to
automatically segment the lateral vertebrae from T4 to L4. SpineAnalyzer(TM)
is designed to fit seamlessly into the existing workflow of scoring a lateral
spine image.
    Cardea Technology develops BoneStation, a web-based software program that
automates the review of VFA and X-Ray scans and the creation of bone density
reports. BoneStation facilitates the secure transmission of DXA scans and data
from a bone densitometer to a central database where scans are instantly
viewed from any computer with internet access. During the scan review in
BoneStation, a physician can incorporate a patient's bone fracture risk
factors into the patient's overall assessment and report.
    With new data sharing functions, BoneStation and SpineAnalyzer(TM)
provide physicians with enhanced capability to measure and report on vertebral
spine deformities. After an operator creates a 6-point morphometry assessment
with SpineAnalyzer(TM), it is displayed in the BoneStation interface and
integrated into BoneStation's comprehensive osteoporosis assessment reports.
    For more information and a tour of BoneStation's capabilities, please
visit For more information on Optasia Medical and
SpineAnalyzer(TM), please visit
SpineAnalyzer(TM) is pending FDA approval and is not currently available for
sale in the US.

For further information:

For further information: Peter Steiger, (508) 405-4392 & Gretchen
DeGlopper 1-877-392-7763 ext 504

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