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Riverain Medical Partners With The Christie Group In Canada To Offer SoftView Enhanced Chest Imaging and OnGuard Chest X-Ray CAD Technologies
Date:11/19/2009

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverain Medical announced today that the company will be partnering with leading Canadian medical imaging distributor Christie Group to offer SoftView Enhanced Chest Imaging and OnGuard Chest Xray CAD. The exclusive agreement will bring Dayton, Ohio based Riverain Medical's products to the Canadian market through Christie Group's established and reputable sales channel.

SoftView Enhanced Chest Imaging increases the clarity of digital chest X-ray images by suppressing bone and providing a soft tissue image for more confident image interpretations. This practical enterprise-wide solution uses existing X-ray equipment, providing a soft tissue image for digital chest X-rays.*

OnGuard Chest X-ray CAD identifies solitary pulmonary nodules on a chest X-ray, which could represent early-stage lung cancer. With universal PACS connectivity and seamless integration into the radiologist's existing workstation, OnGuard is a quick and easy to use tool in the fight against lung cancer. A recent study demonstrates that OnGuard can detect almost 50% of lung cancers that were missed in the initial interpretation.+

"Our technologies turn a century-old medical procedure, the chest X-ray, into a more precise, versatile solution for detecting medical conditions," said Diane Hirakawa, CEO and Chairman of Riverain Medical. "Riverain Medical is making a difference in the healthcare industry. We create solutions that are practical, safe and improve the detection of diseases early, when it really counts."

"Christie is really proud to partner with Riverain today," says Andre Dugas, COO of Christie Group. "This novel bone removal and CAD solution bolsters and valuably complements our broad radiology product portfolio. It fits on any PACS, with any radiographic chest image from any source, providing a global, cost effective tool for lung disease detection and evaluation."

About Riverain Medical

Dayton, Ohio based Riverain Medical is an industry leader and technology innovator, providing physicians with tools to assist them in image interpretation. With a focus on early detection, Riverain continues research and development efforts to advance imaging technologies in new and innovative applications.

Riverain is dedicated to saving lives by improving the detection and diagnosis of diseases and other clinical conditions. The company's researchers and clinical partnerships are a vital part of this mission. Cleveland Clinic, Georgetown University Medical Center, University of Chicago, University Hospitals of Cleveland and Amsterdam Medical Center collaborate with Riverain to ensure that products are high-quality and clinically effective technologies.

About Christie Group

Christie Group develops, distributes, integrates and supports technological products and solutions that improve performance of Canadian health care institutions in the areas of medical imaging and healthcare management solutions.

Christie's professionals across the country help hospitals and clinics to optimize their imaging rooms and to enhance their performance in terms of screening, diagnosis, and management. Christie delivers their customers extensive technical and clinical support for improving workflows, optimizing use of imaging technology, thereby helping them delivering the best care possible to the ones that count on them.

* SoftView is available in Canada, EU & Australia

+ White, C., Flukinger, T., Jeudy, J., Chen, J. (2009). Use of a Computer-aided Detection System to Detect Missed Lung Cancer at Chest Radiography. Radiology. 252.

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