Healthcare Industry News:  Cardiac PET 

Devices Radiology Cardiology

 News Release - September 8, 2006

Hitachi Demonstrates Cardiovascular Imaging Technologies' ImagenPRO(TM) and ImagenMD(TM) Perfusion Software at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology's Annual Meeting

TWINSBURG, Ohio--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Sept. 8, 2006--Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. will be demonstrating the cardiology-optimized myocardial perfusion imaging capabilities of ImagenPRO and ImagenMD software at the 2006 ASNC Annual Meeting. Developed by Cardiovascular Imaging Technologies (CVIT), this software package works to further enhance the powerful information-processing ability of the Hitachi's AVIA (Advanced Visualization and Image Analysis) workstation. The Annual Meeting takes place September 7-10 in Montreal; Hitachi will be demonstrating at Booth #621.

"We're excited to show our Cardiac PET customers what can be achieved with the special combination of the AVIA workstation and CVIT's software," stated Patti Johnson, AVIA product manager at Hitachi. "This software has been specifically engineered to address the challenges of processing Cardiac PET data, including intra-scan motion, 3D interactive misregistration correction and transmission map resolution matching."

Offered in conjunction with the AVIA workstation, the ImagenPRO system's state-of-the-art reconstruction technology optimizes image quality. Using the patented OSEM-B transmission reconstruction algorithm, transmission times can be reduced significantly, thus achieving clinical effectiveness once reserved for expensive PET/CT systems. ImagenMD software offers a quality control suite that allows the clinician unparalleled access to information needed to provide a superior perfusion test, while AVIA simplifies workflow and networking by providing a workstation that centralizes and manages the abundance of clinical data confronting today's imaging departments. CVIT's website can be visited at

Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. markets premium and high performance magnetic resonance imaging systems of Hitachi Medical Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. The company has 1,500 Magnetic Resonance Imaging systems installed throughout the United States and over 3,100 Open MRI systems installed worldwide. HMSA first established a leadership position in the medical industry with Open MRI systems and has expanded their modality offerings to include the SceptreĀ® line of PET and PET/CT, the CXR(TM) line of multi-slice CT systems, and the HI VISION(TM) line of ultrasound systems.

Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company, with approximately 356,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2004 (ended March 31, 2005) consolidated sales totaled 9,464 billion yen ($80.9 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors, including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, medical imaging equipment, consumer products, materials and financial services.

Source: Hitachi Medical Systems

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