CALGARY, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd.) , the global leader in the rapidly growing market for digital radiography, today announced that it has been awarded a patent for an invention that balances areas of varying density in a digital radiographic image. This innovation provides a method to significantly improve the quality, contrast and sharpness of digital X-ray images and enhance the capability to study otherwise obscured details within a digital image. In addition to the U.S. patent awarded to IDC in February 2008 for dual energy imaging technology, this invention exemplifies the company's commitment to ongoing innovation in digital radiography.
IDC's patent for equalizing digital images brings a higher level of detail into the viewable image, and enhances the fine details in the captured image. According to Robin Winsor, IDC's chief technical officer and inventor, "Applying this digital equalization method provides a clear advantage over currently available methods by allowing a radiologist to easily see both bony and soft tissue detail in one view, thereby providing a better and faster diagnostic reading of the image." By applying this methodology in situations like a chest X-ray, for example, where one rib is obscured by more soft tissue than another, ribs of the same density will show the same absolute brightness irrespective of the amount of obscuring material.
According to IDC President and CEO Tom Boon, "IDC's commitment to technical innovation provides radiologists with the highest quality digital images to improve their diagnostic capabilities in immediate and tangible ways."
IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company) is a medical technology company and innovative force in the fast-growing field of digital radiography (DR) technology. IDC's X-Series of direct capture technology replaces conventional film-based X-rays and provides a cost-effective alternative to cassette based film or computed radiography (CR) systems.
Each IDC DR solution provides high resolution radiographic images in the digital format required for today's electronic medical record networks, all without the use of film, environmentally harmful chemicals, cassettes or expensive imaging plates. In addition to its number one ranking for three consecutive quarters for customer service by MD Buyline, IDC is the recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award and is among the 2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, which ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America.
IDC is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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