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 News Release - August 18, 2008

FiatLux Imaging Receives FDA Clearance to Market FiatLux Visualize(TM), Advanced Medical Imaging Software Based on Video Game Technology Launching This Week

REDMOND, Wash.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--FiatLux Imaging, Inc.—a high-tech company founded by former Microsoft software veterans—announced today the release of its innovative medical imaging application that capitalizes on advanced video game technology to create stunning 2D/3D images from CT and MRI scans at a fraction of the cost of current medical imaging technology. The company received Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510k clearance for its FiatLux Visualize™ last week.

Engineers at FiatLux Imaging have leveraged the functionality of DirectX game programming protocols to create a powerful, easy-to-use medical image analysis tool for use by physicians virtually anywhere, anytime.

Now available for purchase at under US $3,000, FiatLux Visualize runs on off-the-shelf PCs and laptops with standard graphics cards, and offers health care professionals an affordable and portable alternative to traditional, costly, dedicated 2D/3D processing workstations, which typically have been restricted to hospital radiology departments and radiology centers. This flexible approach potentially broadens the use of 2D/3D imaging in surgical planning and patient consultation. It is of particular benefit to neurosurgeons, cardiologists, and orthopedists, as well as other specialists such as surgeons.

FiatLux Visualize provides physicians with an efficient way of viewing CT and MRI scans that also provides useful information in certain medical applications. Its affordable price and ease-of-use hold promise to bring advanced medical imaging and analysis to populations in rural areas and developing countries, where they typically have not been available.

FiatLux Imaging, Inc. CEO Mary Frances Feider says utilizing the DirectX game programming technology that enables today’s most popular video games is the key to providing the level of detail and vivid realism in FiatLux Visualize at a lower price point.

“DirectX programming technology was designed to take full advantage of performance advances in video graphics hardware,” says Feider. “Harnessing the power and superior graphics capability of game technology for use in the medical imaging field brings a new level of affordable quality and accessibility to physicians and their patients.”

To purchase FiatLux Visualize and for more information about FiatLux Imaging, Inc., visit

About FiatLux Imaging, Inc.

FiatLux Imaging, Inc. is a Washington based company founded in April 2007. FiatLux Imaging is developing next-generation medical imaging software solutions including 3D advanced visualization and analysis for MRI and CT and Digital Radiography for use by neurosurgeons, cardiologists, orthopedists, oncologists, and other image dependent providers, along with radiology departments. FiatLux Imaging is satisfying medical imaging customer needs for confident diagnosis, reliable intervention planning, and improved patient care. FiatLux Imaging and FiatLux Visualize™ are trademarks of FiatLux Imaging, Inc.

For further information, or to set up an interview with CEO Mary Frances Feider or Chief Software Architect John Pella, contact Craig Johnson, 425-602-0902,

Source: FiatLux Imaging

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