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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Cedara Software Partners with Advanced Imaging Technologies in the Development of Innovative Breast Ultrasound System

via PRNewswire

"Improving our time to market is vital for AIT. So is adding a number of sophisticated new capabilities to our ARIA system. Our strategic relationship with Cedara gives us both," said Lura Powell , President of AIT. "Cedara'shighly experienced engineering team will allow us to do more, faster, and weare looking forward to working with them."

As a component of the agreement, Cedara has also acquired a small equitys take in Advanced Imaging Technologies. Cedara Software and Advanced ImagingTechnologies will jointly promote the ARIA system to the OEM community.

"We are very pleased to be working with AIT," said Loris Sartor , Presidentof Cedara Software. "Our partnership with AIT is a great example of Cedara's value proposition to device and modality companies: reducing costs and accelerating product development. From development platforms to software components, complete applications and engineering services, Cedara's solutions provide a highly efficient means to do this."

Advanced Imaging Technologies (AIT), of Richland, WA, is a leader in densebreast diagnostic imaging. AIT has commercialized the ARIA Breast ImagingSystem, an integrated, cost-effective platform solution for enhanced imagingof dense breast tissue and increased confidence in diagnostic decision-making.ARIA is comprised of the HU2400 imaging platform and the ARIA image and PACS/DICOM compatible data management system, that provides multiple views highlighting the 3D capabilities of the technology. The HU2400 utilizes thediffractive and through-transmission properties of ultrasound to deliver consistent, multi-planar images in real-time and provides a large field ofview in a safe, non- invasive/non-ionizing radiation environment. Foradditional information, please visit

Cedara Software is a Merge Healthcare company focused on the development of custom engineered software applications and development tools for themedical imaging OEM and International markets. Cedara software is deployed in hospitals and clinics worldwide and is licensed by many of the world's leadingmedical device and healthcare information technology companies. Cedara technologies and expertise span all the major digital imaging modalitiesincluding computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digitalX-ray, mammography, ultrasound, echo-cardiology, angiography, nuclearmedicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and fluoroscopy. Cedara medicalimaging offerings are used in all aspects of clinical imaging workflowincluding the capture of a patient's digital image; the archiving, communication and manipulation of digital images; sophisticated clinical applications to analyze digital images; and the use of imaging in minimally-invasive surgery. For additional information, visit our website

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