IDC Signs Contract with Merge Healthcare for Orthopaedics

IDC Introduces New Software Package for Growing Orthopaedic DR Customer Segment

CALGARY, June 2 /CNW/ - IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd.) (TSX: IDL), today announced that it has signed an agreement with Merge Healthcare Inc. to provide their ProPlanner(TM) software package to IDC's growing number of Orthopaedic digital radiography (DR) customers.

Utilizing the digital X-ray image captured on the Orthopaedic facility's IDC DR solution, the Merge ProPlanner suite provides the Orthopaedic Surgeon with the speed, efficiency and ease-of-use to understand and diagnose the patient's condition, and plan corrective surgery. The ProPlanner suite also provides the ability to accurately and quickly stitch a series of radiographic images for long leg and scoliosis studies. In addition, ProPlanner provides access to one of the largest implant libraries which allows the Orthopaedic Surgeon to easily access and accurately pre-operatively size the necessary implant to streamline the process and decrease patient surgery wait-times.

"We are very pleased to partner with IDC on this endeavour to provide the ProPlanner software to this specialized and valued segment of IDC customers," states Justin Dearborn, CEO of Merge Healthcare. "Merge is focused on enabling healthcare facilities around the world to improve imaging and information workflow with the implementation of our suite of software solutions."

According to the 2009 report on the Orthopaedic Global Market issued by Epsicom, 'Growth of the orthopaedic market continues to be fuelled by a number of factors, including the aging population, the uptake of orthopaedic surgery at an earlier age, physiological problems due to the increasing incidence of obesity, the development of better and longer-lasting implants and materials, as well as new procedures, in particular, minimally-invasive procedures. Long-term social and demographic trends will underpin the sector's commercial success for many years.'

"The addition of the ProPlanner software adds to the strength of the IDC value proposition. The number of orthopaedic-based DR customers has risen dramatically in the past few years as more focus is placed on this specialized market segment," states Michelle Naismith, Marketing Manager for IDC. "By enabling the orthopaedic surgeon to access the IDC high resolution DR images at their convenience this eliminates interruption to the workflow of the radiographic room and provides increased patient throughput for the practice."

About Merge Healthcare Incorporated:

Merge Healthcare Incorporated develops and integrates information technology to create a better electronic healthcare experience. Merge products, ranging from standards-based development toolkits to sophisticated clinical applications, have been used by healthcare providers, vendors and researchers worldwide for over 20 years. Additional information can be found at

About Imaging Dynamics Company (IDC):

IDC is a medical devices technology company and innovative force in the high growth field of digital radiography (DR) technology. IDC's product line of CCD-based X-Series direct capture technology replaces conventional film-based diagnostic imaging and provides a cost-effective alternative to flat panel (TFT) technology and computed radiography (CR) systems.

Each IDC DR solution provides high resolution radiographic images in the digital format required for today's PACS (Picture Archiving & Communication Systems) and the growing requirements for the electronic health record, all without the use of film, environmentally unfriendly chemicals, cassettes or expensive imaging plates.

Throughout its history, IDC has been recognized by multiple industry organizations and research analysts such as: Frost & Sullivan, Deloitte Technology, MD Buyline, KLAS Enterprises and PROFIT; for its consistent dedication to innovation, global growth and customer focused value proposition.

IDC is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Visit the IDC Web site:

Statements in this release which describe IDC's intentions, expectations or predictions, or which relate to matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results, performances or achievements of IDC to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. IDC may update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or changing market and business conditions. Known and unknown risks and uncertainties include: IDC's ability to manufacture its products with a sufficient level of quality and in volumes which satisfy market demand; the ability of IDC to establish direct and indirect sales channels; the ability of IDC to establish industry partnerships; IDC's ability to attract and retain key personnel; the strength and breadth of IDC's patents; and other factors relating to general economic conditions, specific industry conditions and IDC's particular situation.

SOURCE Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Ms. Michelle Naismith, Imaging Dynamics Company, Marketing Manager, 2340 Pegasus Way, Suite 151, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2E 8M5, 1-866-975-6737,; Ms. Julie Pekarek, Merge Healthcare, Vice President, Marketing, 200 E. Randolph Street, Suite 2435, Chicago, Illinois, 60601, (262) 912-3414,

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