IDC receives patent for invention to improve image quality of digital radiographic images

Thursday, May 22, 2008 General News
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CALGARY, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IDC (Imaging Dynamics CompanyLtd.) (TSX: IDL), the global leader in the rapidly growing market for digitalradiography, today announced that it has been awarded a patent for aninvention that balances areas of varying density in a digital radiographicimage. This innovation provides a method to significantly improve the quality,contrast and sharpness of digital X-ray images and enhance the capability tostudy otherwise obscured details within a digital image. In addition to theU.S. patent awarded to IDC in February 2008 for dual energy imagingtechnology, this invention exemplifies the company's commitment to ongoinginnovation in digital radiography.

IDC's patent for equalizing digital images brings a higher level of detailinto 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 overcurrently available methods by allowing a radiologist to easily see both bonyand soft tissue detail in one view, thereby providing a better and fasterdiagnostic reading of the image." By applying this methodology in situationslike a chest X-ray, for example, where one rib is obscured by more soft tissuethan another, ribs of the same density will show the same absolute brightnessirrespective of the amount of obscuring material.

According to IDC President and CEO Tom Boon, "IDC's commitment totechnical innovation provides radiologists with the highest quality digitalimages to improve their diagnostic capabilities in immediate and tangibleways."

IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company) is a medical technology company andinnovative force in the fast-growing field of digital radiography (DR)technology. IDC's X-Series of direct capture technology replaces conventionalfilm-based X-rays and provides a cost-effective alternative to cassette basedfilm or computed radiography (CR) systems.

Each IDC DR solution provides high resolution radiographic images in thedigital format required for today's electronic medical record networks, allwithout the use of film, environmentally harmful chemicals, cassettes orexpensive imaging plates. In addition to its number one ranking for threeconsecutive quarters for customer service by MD Buyline, IDC is the recipientof the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award and is among the 2007Deloitte 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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Statements in this release which describe IDC's intentions, expectationsor predictions, or which relate to matters that are not historical facts areforward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known andunknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results,performances or achievements of IDC to be materially different from any futureresults, performances or achievements expressed in or implied by suchforward-looking statements. IDC may update or revise any forward-lookingstatements, whether as a result of new information, future events or changingmarket and business conditions. Known and unknown risks and uncertaintiesinclude: IDC's ability to manufacture its products with a sufficient level ofquality and in volumes which satisfy market demand; the ability of IDC toestablish direct and indirect sales channels; the ability of IDC to establishindustry partnerships; IDC's ability to attract and retain key personnel; thestrength and breadth of IDC's patents; and other factors relating to generaleconomic conditions, specific industry conditions and IDC's particularsituation.The inventor was issued Canadian Patent # 2412703. The patent has been assigned to Imag

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