November 26, 2007 - Cedara Software announced that its imaging service grid and a specialized version of I-Response have recently been integrated with the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) National Cancer Imaging Archive’s (NCIA)searchable repository of in vivo cancer images acquired during clinical trials. The Cedara solution is designed to provide users with a central clinical viewer to review and analyze NCIA data.
"Centralized image access, review and analysis have the potential to substantially reduce the amount of resources and time required to perform image evaluation for a variety of clinical trials," said Eliot Siegel, M.D., Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Maryland. In Vivo Imaging Workspace, part of NCI's cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG).
"This represents an exciting addition to the NCIA."
Cedara's imaging service grid is configured as a scalable 64-bit back-end solution that is integrated directly with the archive component from NCIA. According to the company, the grid can be deployed as a stand-alone server that serves images to several clients, or scaled to a "server-farm" deployment to serve images to hundreds of clients and support load-balancing of these clients. It also can be connected and serve images to any viewer.
The I-Response viewer establishes an HTTP request with the imaging service grid and allows users to employ measurement tools found in I-Response on the selected studies. This distributed processing viewer contains image analysis tools that enable researchers to evaluate and quantify images obtained during clinical trials. I-Response supports multiple modalities and operates with imaging equipment from different manufacturers.
For more information: www.cedara.com