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CIRS/AQUILAB Partnership to Advance Integrated Phantom-Software Solutions

07/25/2012

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Computerized Imaging Reference Systems, Inc.
2428 Almeda Avenue, Suite 316
Norfolk, VA 23513
Tel: (800) 617-1177 / (757) 855-2765
Fax: (757) 857-0523

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CIRS, AQUILAB Form Strategic Partnership to Advance Integrated Phantom-Software Solutions for Medical Physicists

Norfolk, Virginia (July 25, 2012) - CIRS (USA) and AQUILAB (France) today announced the formation of a strategic partnership that will build upon each company’s history of strong innovation in phantom technologies and image analysis software respectively.

The first result of this partnership, ISO AnalyzeTM Image Analysis Software, will be released by CIRS during the 2012 AAPM Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA from July 29th through August 2nd.

ISO AnalyzeTM Image Analysis Software integrates with the ISO CubeTM Daily QA Phantom and ISO BaseTM Alignment platform, enabling user-friendly quality control of the isocenter of a LINAC by analyzing DICOM images acquired with the EPID detector. Controls are run automatically, analyzing the image of the ISO CubeTM and quantifying a large number of evaluation parameters. It allows users to easily generate a report for each preceding control.

“Our new partnership with AQUILAB will allow us to bring affordable, high quality, ‘turnkey’ solutions to common challenges such as isocenter coincidence while remaining focused on our core competencies in phantom design and development” said CIRS Mark Devlin, President and CEO of CIRS.

"This partnership with CIRS allows us to promote worldwide the technology we have developed for the automated image analysis of test objects, aiming at improving QA of medical devices. It is also an opportunity for us to work with a leading manufacturer of phantoms in the scope of our international development" said David Gibon, President and CEO of AQUILAB. AQUILAB will also exhibit their full range of software solutions during the 2012 AAPM Annual Meeting.

For more information, visit www.cirsinc.com and www.aquilab.com

About CIRS
CIRS is recognized world wide for tissue simulation technology and is the leader in the manufacture of phantoms and simulators for quantitative densitometry, calibration, quality control and research in the field of medical imaging and radiotherapy. CIRS is headquartered in Norfolk, VA (USA) and distributes products worldwide.

About AQUILAB
AQUILAB develops advanced software solutions for quality assurance of medical imaging and radiotherapy equipment and the evaluation of radiotherapy treatments. With more than 250 installations in Europe, AQUILAB has become a benchmark in the market of QA software solutions for medical devices and is rapidly growing in the market of radiotherapy for the preparation & evaluation of plans and the management of clinical trials. The headquarters of AQUILAB is located in Lille (North of France).

Contacts

CIRS
Heather Pierce
CIRS Sales and Marketing Manager
heather@cirsinc.com

AQUILAB
Florence Achte
250 rue Salvador Allende
59120 Loos Les Lille - France
florence.achte@aquilab.com

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