September 6, 2007 - Cedara Software, a Merge Healthcare company, announced the introduction of a C4 enabled I-ReadMammo, creating a plug-in version of its digital mammography solution, designed for modular integration into any C4 enabled imaging solution, such as a Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS).
Cedara also reported that several imaging equipment vendors are integrating this new C4 enabled version of I-ReadMammo into their PACS solutions.
Cedara’s recently introduced C4 platform is an integration framework that facilitates plug-in integration of clinical applications with minimal changes to the host (e.g. PACS) software product. A C4 enabled host integrated with one or more C4 enabled clinical applications provides an integrated desktop environment with procedure-centric workflow. The C4 platform supports integration with imaging companies’ PACS, Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.
The term “C4 enabled” refers both to the C4 host, for example, a PACS workstation and to the clinical application that runs on the host, such as a 3D angiography visualization tool or a planning package for orthopaedic procedures. C4 provides a standard interface for all bi-directional information between the C4 enabled host and clinical application plug-in, creating a tightly integrated solution that is designed to maximize productivity.
For more information: www.cedara.com