Merge Healthcare announced the release of version 3.0 of Cedara xPipeTM





Merge Healthcare, a leading medical imaging solutions provider, announced comprehensive toolkit f version 3.0 of Cedara xPipeTM, a software which fully automates the image processing tasks performed by CR and DR X-Ray consoles. These consoles ensure that X-ray images are of good quality before the patient leaves the room. Cedara xPipe eliminates many of the manual tasks typically performed to do this, so it helps improve patient throughput. Cedara xPipe is the first and only software to automate the full set of tasks into one flexible toolkit for faster and more efficient application development.

Merge Healthcare, a leading medical imaging solutions provider, announced comprehensive toolkit f version 3.0 of Cedara xPipeTM, a software which fully automates the image processing tasks performed by CR and DR X-Ray consoles. These consoles ensure that X-ray images are of good quality before the patient leaves the room. Cedara xPipe eliminates many of the manual tasks typically performed to do this, so it helps improve patient throughput. Cedara xPipe is the first and only software to automate the full set of tasks into one flexible toolkit for faster and more efficient application development.

At the heart of xPipe is the Cedara Image Enhancement™ module, which targets specific noise patterns introduced by the imaging device. The result is superior image quality with reduced noise, sharpened anatomical boundaries and improved contrast. Also included is the novel Cedara Exposure Index™, which provides automated quality control of radiation dose and image quality. This measurement is compliant with the recent International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard. Each module is packaged as a Microsoft® Windows® 32 dynamic link library (.dll) without any user interface, which gives software developers flexibility in their approach.

Justin Dearborn, CEO of Merge Healthcare said, With the release of Cedara xPipe, the OEM division of Merge Healthcare reinforces its position as a leading provider of tools for the development of CR and DR consoles. The comprehensive, fully automated functionality offered by xPipe enables our partners to deliver state of the art consoles. Inclusion of the Cedara Exposure Index demonstrates our continued commitment to supporting the latest standards.