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News Release - July 19, 2007
Advanced Image Enhancement (AIE) Announces Licensing Agreement with HologicHologic Chooses AIE Image Enhancement Software for Digital Mammography Workstations
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Advanced Image Enhancement, Inc. (AIE), a provider of optimized image enhancement solutions for digital radiology, announced today that the firm has entered into a licensing agreement with Hologic (NASDAQ: HOLX ), a leading manufacturer of premium diagnostic and medical imaging systems for women's healthcare. Under the agreement, AIE will provide its image enhancement software for Hologic's SecureView(TM) diagnostic mammography workstations.
AIE's proprietary image enhancement software, which leverages signal processing technology originally developed from Navy research to locate undersea mines, enables physicians to extract more information from medical images. In 2005, AIE completed its second clinical pilot study utilizing its image enhancement technology on the Hologic digital mammography diagnostic workstation. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Faulkner Hospital concluded that the AIE software enhancement provided a significant advantage for improving clarity of abnormalities especially in dense breast tissue. AIE received approval from the FDA in September, 2006 to market the technology.
"This contract with Hologic, the world leader in digital mammography, clearly validates our product," said Michael Duarte, CEO and founder of AIE. "This is an important milestone for the company, as well as for the medical imaging community. We are particularly grateful to those who have supported our endeavors, including our investors, the Slater Technology Fund and Cherrystone Angel Group, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital, which played a critical role in our successful breast cancer research studies."
Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX ) is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic and medical imaging systems dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, and a leading developer of innovative imaging and intervention technologies for breast cancer detection.. Hologic's core business units are focused on mammography and breast biopsy, osteoporosis assessment, and mini C-arm and extremity MRI imaging for orthopedic applications. Headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, Hologic employs more than 1,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.hologic.com.
About Advanced Image Enhancement, Inc.
Advanced Image Enhancement (AIE), based in Providence, RI, provides innovative image enhancement tools for the medical imaging industry. AIE's core technology evolved from proprietary United States Navy signal and image processing software utilized for the detection, classification and localization of undersea mines. The company's first product addresses the problems of visualizing subtle lesions in digital mammograms. Future applications of AIE technology include chest x-rays and orthopedics and other image modalities including ultrasound and MRI. For more information, visit www.aie-inc.net.
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