ICON, Roche in technology partnership
Roche is using ICON’s MIRA (Medical Image Review and Analysis) software as the company’s central repository for medical images. MIRA is the core application used by ICON Medical Imaging in its daily operations and provides functionality for imaging and clinical data management, image analysis, project management and document management. MIRA is being implemented by Roche in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, which provides Roche with 24/7 access to imaging data from anywhere in the world and eliminates the technology costs associated with purchasing and maintaining an image management system in-house. ICON is the first medical imaging provider to offer clients a SaaS solution for their image management needs.
“We committed to Icon and MIRA after a one-year pilot program,” said Dr. Gudrun Zahlman, leader, imaging infrastructure at Roche. “The comprehensive functionality of MIRA, theU.S.and E.U. redundancy of the data, and the responsive nature of the ICON staff proved the best fit for Roche’s needs. Additionally, we have achieved the seamless integration of images hosted in MIRA with Roche’s clinical data repository and data mining tools for trial decision making, and have integrated third party image analysis software within MIRA for quantitative biomarker research.”