Merge Healthcare has released version 3.0 of Cedara xPipe, a software toolkit that fully automates the image processing tasks performed by CR and DR X-Ray consoles.

Designed to improve patient throughput, Cedara xPipe is the first and only software to automate the full set of tasks into one flexible toolkit for faster and more efficient application development. It was developed in modules that automate either individual tasks or multiple tasks in a sequence.

Modules include capabilities such as detecting and editing a collimator, image stitching/fusion and window width/level. The Cedara Image Enhancement module targets specific noise patterns introduced by the imaging device. The Cedara Exposure Index provides automated quality control of radiation dose and image quality.