Digital Medics was founded in 2005 by Martin Wawro, Pedram Hadjian, and Nico Karnatz. As a spinoff of the Chair for Computer Sciences VII (“Graphic Systems”) of the TU Dortmund University, right from the start the team could look back on research projects in the field of radiology. Now was the time to use the amassed experience to raise the bar of the quality of radiological diagnosis with a modern and fast image processing platform.
Within the first years, the three computer scientists developed the user interface VivoLab. Already at its launch in 2008, VivoLab had not just functions common to a PACS, like hanging protocols. It also had fully integrated post-processing functions like MIP/MPR and VR as well as a pen-based volumetric quantification. Right from the start, the development was done in close cooperation with professional radiologists. After the launch, Digital Medics could convince new customers of the fast and fully-featured software solution as well as of the dynamic plan ahead. Digital Medics was named the “Multimedia Startup of the Year” in 2009 by the Federal Ministry for Commerce and Technology.