This EUREKA project, funded by France and Germany, has led to the production and supply of two software programs to the world market, offering new possibilities to the orthopaedic surgeon. MEDAC developed two systems one for analysing digital X-Ray pictures, and the other for building databases of patient data following diagnosis, care and outcome.
Profile (marketed as Orthoworks Care Manager) is a modular clinical data management system that enables the choice of particular areas of expertise. Winner of the prestigious Frost and Sullivan 2005 'Product Innovation of the Year' award, the Profile system allows the use of patient data as both a reference for diagnosis and management of individual patients, and as a source for studying current patients. Using the software, surgeons can select a patient sample and extract whatever information requiring analysis, without any need for detailed knowledge of database programming.
Improved diagnosis and medical care
The second system, Spineview (marketed as Orthoworks Spine Analyser) is a radiological image analyser that complements the specialist's qualitative interpretation with a wide range of measurements enabling the calculation of morphology and range of movement. Orthopaedic surgeons often make decisions to operate based on qualitative descriptions - Spineview's facility to make accurate and reproducible measurements on 2D X-rays images adds vital information to
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