MARKHAM, Ontario -(BUSINESS WIRE - Nov. 28, 2005 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY) (NASDAQ:ATYT) today announced that
its award winning FireGL(TM) workstation graphics solutions have been
selected by Confirma, the market leader in computer-aided-detection
(CAD) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). FireGL workstation
graphics are now being integrated into CADstream, the standard in CAD
for MRI. CADstream automates the processing of MRI studies, providing
higher quality imaging studies, lower costs for radiology practices
and improved communication tools for physicians and patients.
CADstream is advancing breast MRI by enhancing efficiency,
standardization, access and compatibility of studies. The system
automates analysis, reporting and interventional planning of studies
and promotes standardization with the incorporation of the American
College of Radiology's BI-RADS(R) Atlas. CADstream is designed for any
workflow scenario, integrating with existing equipment and providing
access to studies anywhere on the network.
"CADstream is assisting radiologists to make significant strides
in medical imaging," said Paul Budak, Vice President, Research and
Development, Confirma. "By integrating ATI's workstation graphics
technology, CADstream expands performance by providing the most
optimized image processing and visual graphics for higher quality
analysis and interpretation."
The FireGL(TM) V7100 is part of ATI's Visualization series of
workstation graphics accelerators designed specifically for the
high-bandwidth PCI Express(R) bus, and is architected to deliver
unprecedented speed and superior image quality for real-time
visualization - an absolute must in medical imaging. As well, its rich
feature set, with 256MB of GDDR3 unified graphics memory, dual link
ultra high resolution output, and 16 pixel pipelines with 6 geometry
engines delivers outstanding performance.
"ATI's FireGL V7100 brings a new level of graphics performance to
CADstream for more visual and efficient interpretation for MRI
studies," said Dinesh Sharma, Director, Workstation Products, ATI.
"The FireGL(TM) V7100 will deliver high-quality renderings to the data
being processed by CADstream. We are extremely proud to be working
with Confirma in this important and rapidly advancing area of medical
Source: ATI Press Release