ELEKTA AND IMPAC MEDICAL SYSTEMS AGREE TO JOINTLY DEVELOP DICOM-RT
LINEAR ACCELERATOR INTERFACE
Interface will be the first complete linear accelerator DICOM-RT
interface and will facilitate connectivity between Elekta's digital
linear accelerators and IMPAC's Oncology Management System
Elekta, a world-leading supplier of advanced and innovative radiation
oncology solutions and services, and IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ:IMPC), a leading provider of information management solutions
for cancer care, announce today their agreement to use a full DICOM-RT
compliant specification for the development of an interface to connect
the Elekta product lines of digital linear accelerators (Elekta
Synergy(TM) and Precise Treatment System(TM)) with IMPAC's oncology
information management products.
This interface will provide a vendor-independent means of facilitating
universal connectivity of next-generation radiation treatment devices,
such as linear accelerators and proton therapy delivery systems as well
as treatment simulation devices to information management systems. IMPAC
and Elekta are the first to formally adopt the standard. Both companies
have been working together towards this goal over the past months.
"This agreement will further improve seamless connectivity for
customers by expanding the use of new technology systems as well as
shorten the start-up time for new and expanding cancer centers ," stated
Tomas Puusepp, Executive VP Sales, Marketing & Service at Elekta. "More
importantly, patients will benefit from a more rapid deployment of
leading edge treatments. We encourage all oncology vendors to join
Elekta and IMPAC in adopting this standard."
"This is a collaborative development effort aimed at improving the
process of managing increasingly complex cancer treatment techniques,"
stated Joseph K. Jachinowski, president and CEO of IMPAC. "IMPAC is
delighted to team with Elekta in this agreement to adopt the DICOM-RT
standard in a complete manner," he added.
Elekta is a world-leading supplier of advanced and innovative radiationoncology and neurosurgery solutions and services for precise treatmentof cancer and brain disorders. Elekta's solutions are clinicallyeffective, cost efficient and gentle to the patient.For additional information about Elekta, please visit www.elekta.comAbout IMPAC Medical SystemsIMPAC Medical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized ITsolutions that streamline both clinical and business operations to helpimprove the process of delivering quality patient care. With openintegration to multiple healthcare data and imaging systems, IMPACoffers a comprehensive IT solution that includes specialized electroniccharting, full-featured practice management, clinical laboratorymanagement, and outcomes reporting. Supporting over 1600 installationsworldwide, IMPAC delivers practical solutions that deliver betteroverall communication, process efficiency and quality patient care.For more information about IMPAC Medical Systems' products and services,please call +1-650-623-8800 or visit www.impac.com.This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.netThe following files are available for download:http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/12/03/20031203BIT00020/wkr0001.dochttp://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/12/03/20031203BIT00020/wkr0002.pdf