Agfa integrates OrthoView into IMPAX

Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions, and Meridian Technique Ltd., have signed an agreement to integrate Meridian's leading orthopaedic digital planning solution, OrthoView(TM), into Agfa HealthCare's IMPAX(TM) for Orthopaedics solution.

Developed in conjunction with the orthopaedic community, OrthoView consists of 5 specialist modules: Joint Replacement, Fracture Management, Limb Deformity Correction, Pediatrics and Spine. Together, OrthoView and Agfa HealthCare's own embedded Measurement tools IMPAX provide a complete set of functions for the Orthopaedic department.

OrthoView allows orthopaedic surgeons to pre-operatively plan and template surgical procedures on-screen. As hospitals throughout the world start to phase out film X-rays and introduce digital images, surgeons want a system that will let them plan surgical procedures more quickly and easily.  The solution will be provided by Agfa HealthCare as part of its IMPAX Orthopaedic Suite offering.

"Integrating Meridian's OrthoView into our IMPAX solution was a natural step for Agfa HealthCare", states Gilbert Hersschens, Global Product Manager Orthopaedics at Agfa HealthCare.  "We aim to meet our customer's demands and OrthoView's solid reputation is helping us meet these needs.  The deep integration into the solution allows us to deliver the best of all worlds to our orthopeadic customers, Agfa HealthCare's stable and reliable IMPAX solution, coupled with OrthoView's capabilities".

"Agfa HealthCare is a key partner of ours and a major provider of digital image solutions worldwide." said Chris Pinner, Vice President Sales and Marketing - Worldwide. "The close integration implemented by Agfa has created a powerful solution for orthopedic doctors when faced by the challenges of going digital."


About OrthoView

OrthoView is the world's most widely used digital orthopaedic planning solution, used in hospitals and clinics throughout the globe.   With a comprehensive library of digital templates from major orthopaedic implant manufacturers, it offers pre-operative planning and templating for all joint replacement surgery.  Quick and simple to use it delivers accurate and reliable recommendations for the orthopaedic team.

About Agfa

The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the worlds leading imaging and information technology companies. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare) and specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa's headquarters are in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries throughout the world. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,283 million Euro in 2007.

About Agfa HealthCare

Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic image management solutions, and state-of-the-art systems for capturing and processing images in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Agfa HealthCare has over a century of healthcare experience related to diagnostic imaging and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990s. The HealthCare division has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2007 were 1,392 million Euro, accounting for 43% of total group sales.

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