Cerner Corp, Kansas City, Mo, has announced that it will acquire Image devices GmbH, Grankfut, Germany, a PACS software developer. The transaction will promote the continued development and enhancement of Cerner’s PACS solutions, and also increase Cerner’s European European presence. Image Devices currently has more than 80 European PACS installations, primarily in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria… SciQuest Inc, Research Triangle Park, NC, has been ranked first in Deloitte and Touches’s Technology Fast 50 program for North Carolina. SciQuest is a software, information, and services company that provides solutions to enhance research operations for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other research-based companies. The Fast 50 program is a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the state…XIOtech Corp, Eden Prairie, Minn, a storage area network pioneer, has announced an alliance with Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services, Iselin, NJ, to cooperate in the sale of data management and storage systems, and collaborate on joint marketing efforts for the health care market. The companies will combine their resources to provide data consolidation, central store, high availability solutions, and improved data management for health care organizations…. Wuestec Inc, Mobile, Ala, has announced a new digital technology for medical practices. The new per-shot pricing structure was specifically developed to guarantee participants a minimum profit margin of 50% per procedure, based on typical medical reimbursements… Outpatient Imaging Affiliates (OIA) LLC, Nashville, Tenn, will open a full-service outpatient diagnostic imaging and PET center in Philadelphia in November. The center, owned aby a joint venture between OIA, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and the University’s physicians’ radiology department, will offer a full range of outpatient imaging procedures including MRI, CT, PET ultrasound, mammography, X-ray, and bone densitometry services… GE Medical Systems Waukesha, Wis, has introduced a mobile version of its Senographe 2000D full-field digital mammography (FFDM) system. The Senographe unit includes the mammography system, and acquisitions workstation for image review, and a patient changing area. The first mobile unit is currently in use at the University of California, San Francisco.