Lucid to Preview its VivaNet(TM) Telemedicine Server for Dermatology Applications to the EU at EADV Show in Vienna

April 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, USA – April 16, 2007 - Lucid, Inc. will provide the European Union (EU) with a preview of its VivaNet™ telemedicine server for dermatology applications at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Show (EADV) in Vienna, Austria, May 16-20, 2007.

The VivaNet™ server is intended to link dermatology practitioners using Lucid’s non-invasive VivaScope® confocal imagers with other dermatologists or pathologists via the Internet.

Lucid will display the VivaNet™ server at the EADV in conjunction with MAVIG, its EU distribution partner based in Munich, in MAVIG’s booth, Y35.

“Lucid’s non-invasive VivaScope® confocal microscopes provide cellular resolution images of skin that may be used by a dermatologist to assist in forming a clinical judgment for a variety of skin conditions,” said Jay Eastman, Chairman and CEO of Lucid, Inc. He continued, “VivaNet™ is intended to provide fast, accurate, and secure storage, retrieval and transfer of VivaScope® digital cellular resolution images across the Internet to facilitate professional collaboration and consultation.”

During a typical VivaScope® imaging session, both dermatoscopic quality, full color macroscopic pictures and microscopic, cellular resolution images of the patient’s skin are imaged. Once all of the images for a single session are completed, the images and patient related data are transferred for storage to the secure VivaNet™ server and are immediately available for retrieval by and transfer to other authorized practitioners for their review and collaboration.

“Our plan is that VivaNet™ will ultimately make in-vivo confocal images available for review by other dermatologists and pathologists in minutes, not days, thus enabling rapid, real-time professional collaboration,” said Eastman.

VivaNet™ is an Internet-based, DICOM-compliant application that enables the transfer of VivaScope® digital images between practitioners and pathologists for rapid review of confocal images. DICOM, which is an acronym for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine, is an internationally accepted, and widely used standard for the secure storage, retrieval and transfer of medical images. HIPAA-compliance, privacy, and data integrity are assured by using proven DICOM compliant software modules that incorporate advanced encryption techniques.

For more information or to see a live demo of the new VivaNet™ or VivaScope™ technology, visit Lucid at the EADV show, in the MAVIG booth Y35in the Austria Center Vienna, May 16-20. Or, visit Lucid online: or by phone: 585-239-9800.

About Lucid, Inc.
Lucid Inc., based in Rochester, New York, is a medical device and information company dedicated to creating innovative cellular imaging technology and using the Internet to securely deliver accurate, real-time VivaScope® cellular resolution images to medical professionals. The Company’s digital VivaNet™ server, coupled with its ability to image in-vivo (living) tissue is envisioned to ultimately aid medical practitioners and pathologists in screening for skin cancer and other dermatologic conditions with clarity, speed and patient comfort. For more information, visit