CAAS has evolved from a product used in research, to a clinical product used around the globe.
Evolvement of CAAS
Our first activities in the field of quantitative analysis for cardiology and radiology started as a cooperation with the Erasmus University Thorax Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This resulted in the first commercial version of CAAS QCA in 1984. Since then, our software has been used in large multi-center studies at first class research institutions in Europe, USA and Japan. Therefore, CAAS has been frequently referred to in scientific publications and became a gold standard for quantitative analysis in cardiology.
Collaborations with manufacturers all over the world
After Pie Medical Imaging was founded in 1995, co-operations with X-ray manufacturers were established. Siemens, Philips and Toshiba integrated CAAS into their X-ray image acquisition systems. Later, CAAS was also integrated into PACS by manufacturers all over the world.
Introducing new products
Over the years, CAAS has experienced a true evolution. In 1984, CAAS consisted of a PCP 11 minicomputer, early third generation software and special hardware to digitize X-ray films. Nowadays, CAAS runs on a desktop computer. Many products have been added to our X-ray product line and we developed an MR and aortic valve product line. We will continue to introduce new CAAS programs in the future.