SBIR and STTR Success Story for
Vivalog Technologies

(Information Posted/Updated on 10/03/2004)

Vivalog Technologies
6729 46th ave SW
Seattle, WA  98136

Contact:    Rex Jakobovits, PhD
Phone:      206-933-1240
Web Site:

Project Title:  An Application Server for Biomedical Content Management
Related Award(s):  R44 MH61277
Technology Developed:
We developed the Wirm Application Server and the Vivalog Knowledge Management Framework, a platform for building web-based multimedia clinical applications. We used this technology to develop, a system for collaborative authoring of case-based medical image repositories.

Key Words:  content management, radiology teaching files, medical image repository, PACS, enterprise software.
Uses of Technology/Products/Service: is being used by thousands of radiologists at over 400 institutions to create a growing repository of teaching file cases. Currently, over 5000 cases have been submitted containing 20,000 images. We also offer a premium enterprise version, which hospitals purchase and deploy behind their firewall, enabling radiologists, pathologists, and other image workers to easily create, search, and manage cases. The system supports role-based policies for importing images from medical systems such as PACS, editing, certifying, and publishing cases.

Benefit to Company:
The SBIR program has lead to the development of a commercially successful software product, the MyPACS Enterprise System. Sales of the product have doubled every year for the past three years, and it has been purchased by a growing number of institutions, including the Mayo Foundation, the University of Washington, Boston Childrens Hospital, the University of Texas, and Cincinnati Childrens Hospital. Prices range from $20,000 to $100,000.