Healthcare Industry News: ultrasound
News Release - March 26, 2012
Medipattern Encouraged by Growth in Vascular VolumesMulti-Location Imaging Centers Now Part of the Medipattern Family
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)- The Medipattern Corporation ("Medipattern" or the "Company") (TSX-V: MKI.V ), a pioneer in the development of medical imaging software solutions that help medical practitioners to better understand lesions and critical anatomy, continues to grow market share for Visualize:Vascular™ 3D rendering of the lumen in carotid arteries.
"Medical products need to be validated on three levels to gain market acceptance: 1 - clinical benefit, 2 - reimbursement and 3 - workflow. Visualize:Vascular has been validated on all three points," commented Jeff Collins, CEO of Medipattern. "First and foremost, medical facilities need to be able to determine the clinical impact of the new diagnostic tool. The white paper(1) and case studies(2, 3) have demonstrated that Visualize:Vascular assists a doctor through its 3D perspective and automated luminal measurements. It has received reimbursement from most major payers. Visualize:Vascular has been shown to be easy to introduce in practice with our installed base. The special cine scan only takes a few minutes and fits well within the standard carotid duplex exam workflow. We have used the product launch phase to validate the product in all three categories. Market share has increased dramatically for Visualize:Vascular. It is encouraging to see that our scanning volumes are steadily increasing week over week. It takes time for all the centers to come up to full volume. We are seeing continued growth in usage volumes as each center goes through the process of installation, training, introduction of the service to referring physicians, and changing order forms to enable using Visualize:Vascular 3D rendering in standard practice," Collins concluded.
We welcome East River Radiology, with four locations in Manhattan, MD&T of New Jersey: a mobile ultrasound provider with 48 mobile entities, Northshore Primary Care part of the Healthbridge Network with four sites on Long Island, Advanced Radiological Imaging with two locations in New York City and Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology with nine locations on Long Island.
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(1) Francis Porreca, MD, FACS, RVPI, Angela Rodriguez-Wong, MD, RVT, RVPI, JP Hughes RVS, RVT, "Three Dimensional Reconstruction of the Vessel Lumen as an Adjunct to the Cerebrovascular Duplex Evaluation" SVU June 2011
(2) Francis Porreca, MD, FACS, RVPI, Angela Rodriguez-Wong, MD, RVT, RVPI, "Case Study: 71 yr old male with bilateral Bruit" http://www.medipattern.com/solutions_vascular_casestudy1.aspx
(3) Daniel Gurell, MD, "Case Study: 71 yr old asymptomatic male" http://www.medipattern.com/solutions_vascular_casestudy2.aspx
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About the Medipattern Corporation:
Medipattern® is a pioneer in the development of imaging software solutions that help medical practitioners to better understand lesions and critical anatomy. Medipattern uses its Cadenza™ technology to process images, finding the salient region of interest and presenting them in 2D and 3D formats that enhance the reader's perception. For more information, please visit the Company's website: www.medipattern.com.
Medipattern® and B-CAD® are registered trademarks of The Medipattern Corporation. Visualize:Vascular™ and Cadenza™ are trademarks of the Medipattern Corporation. SonoCine is a registered trademark of SonoCine, Inc.
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