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Sentinelle Medical Inc. Introduces Aegis(TM) Web Powered By Calgary Scientific's PureWeb Technology

Thursday, November 26, 2009 General News J E 4
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TORONTO and CALGARY, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ - Sentinelle Medical Inc., a leading manufacturer of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) coils and software and Calgary Scientific Inc., a leading provider of software enabling technologies, have introduced a web version of Aegis(TM) Breast 4D Advanced Visualization software.

This innovative interface is the first truly zero-footprint Web client based medical imaging offering in the market. Calgary Scientific's PureWeb(TM) platform allows for zero-footprint access - requiring no software download, and runs on any Macintosh, Windows or Linux computer. Patient data is not downloaded, reducing patient data confidentiality concerns.

Radiologists are now able to leverage the power of Aegis from any web-enabled computer on the hospital's intranet, optimizing clinical workflow. With this fully functional technology, the extensive features of Aegis's powerful 4D imaging platform are now available over the internet.

The centralized deployment and administration permits easier access for multi-site organizations and helps in communicating reports with referring physicians.

"Sentinelle's products are built with dedication to advancing breast cancer detection, intervention and management through imaging. Aegis Breast and other Aegis applications are core components of the overall imaging solution enabling greater confidence in diagnosis and accuracy in intervention," said Cameron Piron, Sentinelle's President and CEO. "Sentinelle believes that in order to develop 'best-in-class' solutions, there is a need to leverage market-leading, enabling technologies with organizations such as Calgary Scientific."

"Sentinelle's Aegis Breast application is industry-leading and making it accessible from anywhere inside or outside the hospital with Calgary Scientific's PureWeb platform is allowing radiologists to work in ways that make sense for them," says Byron Osing, CEO and Chair of Calgary Scientific. "There is a desire in the medical industry to have greater accessibility through zero-footprint offerings and Calgary Scientific continues to be the only company delivering just that."

About Sentinelle Medical Inc.

Sentinelle Medical is a leading manufacturer of breast MRI coils and 4D advanced visualization software, providing clinicians greater confidence in diagnosis and accuracy in intervention. The award winning Sentinelle Vanguard(R) breast coils for GE, Siemens and Toshiba MRIs provide excellent quality MR images, complete and open access for intervention, enhanced patient comfort and clinical workflow. Sentinelle's groundbreaking Aegis line of advanced 4D visualization software has been designed from the ground up to offer the clinician maximum control, and superior speed of interaction, within an intuitive and easy to use interface. Sentinelle's innovative product line also includes solutions for multimodality imaging, designed to solve the real world problems radiologists, technologists and oncologists encounter in their efforts for earlier detection and better treatment of cancer.

Sentinelle products are used in leading breast cancer and imaging centers throughout North America including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Mountain Medical Physician Specialists, Radiology Ltd., Scripps Memorial Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network and Windsong Radiology Group.

For more information, visit www.sentinellemedical.com

About Calgary Scientific

Calgary Scientific is dedicated to providing advanced virtualization and visualization solutions for medical imaging that improves the efficiency and quality of diagnosis made by imaging professionals. Calgary Scientific has a powerful portfolio of products that perform sophisticated software virtualization and image post-processing, including tools for 2D, MIP/MPR and 3D, a suite of cardiac modules for both CT and MR, and vessel analysis. Calgary Scientific also has proprietary intellectual property for image fusion, virtual colonoscopy and Computer Assisted Tissue Identification (CATI(TM)). Calgary Scientific aims to be the premier provider of advanced software application and system virtualization solutions in the medical information technology market under the PureWeb(TM) brand name.

For more information on Calgary Scientific, go to: www.calgaryscientific.com.

SOURCE Sentinelle Medical Inc.
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