Mayo Clinic Purchases Cedara Software Corp. Solution For Digital Orthopaedics

TORONTO, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cedara Software, a Merge Healthcare company and a leading independent developer of medical software technologies for the global healthcare market, today announced an agreement with Mayo Clinic to provide Cedara's OrthoWorks digital planning software to orthopaedic surgeons.

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OrthoWorks products will be used in conjunction with Mayo Clinic's existing PACS infrastructure, providing tools to support digital orthopedic planning within Mayo Clinic's diverse orthopedic surgery practice.

Cedara OrthoWorks represents a unique breadth and depth of technology in digital radiography, providing coverage to a variety of specialty domains within the field of orthopaedics. OrthoWorks includes dedicated functionality for joint arthroplasty, spine, trauma, deformity corrections, image manipulation, image stitching and more. Cedara's capabilities and expertise for integration allows OrthoWorks to operate in support of clinical workflow and PACS infrastructure.

"We are very pleased to work with Mayo in support of digital orthopaedic planning," said Brian Pedlar, President of Cedara Software. "Their Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is a recognized global leader in orthopaedic medicine."

Cedara Software will be present at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) from March 22-24, at booth 2455 in the South Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Cedara Software is a Merge Healthcare company focused on the development of custom engineered software applications and development tools for the medical imaging OEM and International markets. Cedara software is deployed in hospitals and clinics worldwide and is licensed by many of the world's leading medical device and healthcare information technology companies. Cedara technologies and expertise span all the major digital imaging modalities including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, echo-cardiology, angiography, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and fluoroscopy. Cedara medical imaging offerings are used in all aspects of clinical imaging workflow including the capture of a patient's digital image; the archiving, communication and manipulation of digital images; sophisticated clinical applications to analyze digital images; and the use of imaging in minimally- invasive surgery. For additional information, visit our website at .

Merge Healthcare is a market leader in the development and delivery of medical imaging and information management software and services. With over twenty years of leadership in the medical imaging and healthcare information technology markets, Merge Healthcare provides innovative solutions for both OEM and the end-user healthcare markets. We custom engineer clinical and imaging applications and development tools that are on the forefront of medicine and its use of medical imaging for OEM and international customers. We develop innovative medical imaging software solutions that support end-to- end business and clinical workflow for radiology department and specialty practices, imaging centers and hospitals. Our innovative software solutions use leading-edge imaging software technologies that accelerate market delivery for our OEM customers, while our end-user solutions improve our customers' productivity and enhance the quality of patient care they provide. For additional information, visit our website at .

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CONTACT: Jacques Cornet, VP of Business Development & Strategic Marketingof Cedara Software Corp., +1-905-672-2100 x 2564, ; or Media, Beth Frost-Johnson, Sr. VP ofMarketing of Merge Healthcare, +1-414-977-4254, or

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