MDDX Aims To Accelerate Disease Discovery

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Innovative service provides accelerated DICOM transfer to radiologists, researchers and study trials requiring no new hardware

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"...the size of these cases are not getting any smaller. The ability to instantaneously send and receive imaging cases from anywhere in the world is going to be critical to validate these rapidly evolving imaging procedures"

When medical researchers collect data, their data often includes digital medical images, such as from CT, MRI, or x-ray machines. Modern day image files can be prohibitively large-up to 8GB per patient in some cases. Radiologists, specialists and researchers often need to send these images anywhere in the world, with the utmost security and privacy. But sending such large files over the internet can be a big challenge-until now. MDDX, LLC, a San Francisco based medical technology company, has developed Moving Pictures, specifically designed to accelerate research in state-of-the-art medical imaging procedures for heart disease and stroke: cardiac CT angiography and neurovascular CT angiography and perfusion.

By using a proprietary software algorithm, Moving Pictures can protect the personal health information of the patient, while transferring files as large as 16GB. The program works with drag-and-drop functionality and automatically routes the case to an unlimited number of recipients at speeds 100% faster than FTP.

"In our own medical research, we ran into major obstacles when trying to collect large medical images. Burning DVD's is labor intensive, expensive, and exposes privacy issues when crossing international borders," said Dr. Dan Gebow, CEO of MDDX. "We invented Moving Pictures to eliminate the headache and cost associated with sending, routing and storage of large medical imaging cases," he stated.

As of February 1st, Moving Pictures had transported 224 cases comprising 131 GB of data. Moving Pictures is installed in ten locations and sends cases from India and Egypt to research laboratories in the United States. The calculated cost savings to date is over is $21,500 in shipping, materials and labor.

"As imaging technology progresses, the size of these cases are not getting any smaller. The ability to instantaneously send and receive imaging cases from anywhere in the world is going to be critical to validate these rapidly evolving imaging procedures," said Dr. Bill Shea of MDDX.

About MDDX

MDDX, LLC (http://www.MDDX.com ) enhances patient care through innovative software and research services that target rapidly evolving medical procedures. MDDX focuses on cost-effective solutions that replace outdated tools with technology and strategies proven effective in non-medical fields. MDDX's Research Services currently manages eight clinical trials by providing administrative, technical and operational support. MDDX's team of physicians, scientists and software engineers are based in downtown San Francisco, CA.

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David Leflang
Communications Director
MDDX, LLC
Phone +1 800 441 6339
dleflang(at)mddx(dot)com    

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