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LEADTOOLS v17 of Medical Products Released
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Written by Jenny Curtis   
Saturday, 17 July 2010

LEAD Technologies has released Version 17 of LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging, PACS Imaging and Medical Imaging Suite Software Development Kits (SDKs). LEADTOOLS 17 is designed for software engineers who need imaging features as well as tools for rapid development. LEADTOOLS 17 supports Silverlight development. The product features functionality for image processing, image format loading and saving, compression, effects and annotations which can be used in Silverlight.


LEADTOOLS 17 marks the completion of a major milestone in LEAD’s Silverlight development roadmap, said Gabriel Smith, Marketing Manager at LEAD Technologies. “Armed with more than 20 years of imaging expertise and the experience of working with tens of thousands of developers world-wide, we are porting all LEADTOOLS functionality to Silverlight, putting higher priorities on the features our customers request the most. Based on those requests, this upgrade includes a vast number of basic and advanced image features, some of which no other “pure” Silverlight SDK can claim. The Silverlight functionality in LEADTOOLS greatly expands what is possible for imaging developers who would otherwise use only Visual Studio.”


The LEADTOOLS High Level PACS Framework does not require extensive knowledge in the internal workings of DICOM communications. Software developers are able to spend their time on the user interface and database queries. Developers still can access the low level layer of DICOM communications layer.


The LEADTOOLS Print to PACS application can capture images and documents in different ways, associates the data to studies on PACS and stores it to PACS as secondary capture or DICOM Encapsulated PDF object.


Using the LEADTOOLS Medical 3D Module, software engineers can create applications for constructing and viewing 3-dimensional volumes from sets of 2-dimensional medical images. LEADTOOLS offers multiple rendering methods and visualization tools such as MPR, VRT, MIP, MinIP and SSD.


The LEADTOOLS Medical Multimedia SDK Module features the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK as well as DirectShow filters for compressing and decompressing audio and video data. This eliminates the complexity to convert video streams and cine images to DICOM objects.


“We realize that that the healthcare industry is growing at an incredible rate. Hospitals and practitioners are storing and streaming an ever growing amount of multimedia content, making high performance compression technology essential. These demands were a number one priority in our latest version,” said Otis Goodwin, Developer Support Manager at LEAD Technologies. “Not only have we again pushed the compression performance envelope even further with this release, we have ported our entire lineup of DirectShow codecs and filters to 64 bit. With the addition of a .NET multimedia interface, LEADTOOLS V17 is the most comprehensive multimedia toolkit available, providing developers with everything they need to create rich, high performance multimedia applications.”

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