Microsoft Connect(); 2017 Live Stream – Watch Here!

Microsoft Connect(); 2017 is an exciting event and resource for developers focusing on building apps for the future. Join Microsoft’s Cloud Chief, Scott Guthrie, and other top developer minds for the latest in open source technologies, Azure, Data, AI, DevOps, Visual Studio, Xamarin, and cross-platform applications. Although attendance to the conference in New York is very limited, everyone can take part in the 3-day event through the live stream, which we will be hosting right here on the LEADTOOLS Blog!

So save the date and be sure to bookmark this post. The live stream below will begin at 9:45am with a pre-show and the Keynotes will start at 10:00am US Eastern Time on November 15th. The event will continue to stream live through the 15th and 16th. Keep an eye on the #MSFTConnect hashtag and the @LEADTOOLS and @VisualStudio Twitter profiles as all of the highlights of Connect() will be covered throughout the day as well as many simultaneous partner news and announcements!

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Product Review: Cross-Platform HTML5 Compliant Medical Imaging with LEADTOOLS

We love when developers give us feedback on our products. Feedback comes in many forms: tweets, emails, chats, feature requests, reviews, etc. Today, we’re happy to share with you a review of our HTML5 Zero-Footprint Medical Viewer which is included in the Medical Imaging Suite SDK written by Jeremy Likness.

DICOM is the standard for storing and transmitting medical images. In the past, viewing DICOM was only possible with fat desktop clients that required local installation on specific hardware and platforms. LEADTOOLS, the leading provider of imaging SDKs, developed a zero-footprint DICOM viewer that can be used from any browser on any platform without installing plug-ins or local software. It is the perfect way to rapidly develop a medical imaging application that can be deployed to a centralized server and accessed from anywhere.

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LEAD to Showcase Upcoming LEADTOOLS Version 20 at RSNA

As always, LEAD will be exhibiting this year at the RSNA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The theme of RSNA 2017, Explore. Invent. Transform, invites attendees to investigate and advance radiology through innovation as a means of creating positive impact on patient care. Our entire product line will be on display and available to demo at the meeting, with a special focus on our Medical & Document Imaging technologies and upcoming major version release.

RSNA 2017
November 26 – December 1, 2017
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
Hall B, Booth #7708

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Join LEAD this October at TechBash 2017


The LEADTOOLS team is headed north this fall for the TechBash 2017 Developer Conference. Haven’t been to TechBash before? Here’s a little more information about the event and why you should go. We hope to see you there!

TechBash 2017
October 4-6, 2017
Kalahari Resorts
Pocono Manor, PA

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Compressing DICOM Files with LEADTOOLS

It’s easy to take compression for granted with the availability of cheap storage. Many of the common file formats used in many applications are intrinsically compressed as well, like JPEGs and PNGs. However, when you get into the Medical Imaging market and the prevalent DICOM file format, it is a very different ballgame. Like any good preschooler, you might be asking, “Why?”.

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Product Review: Updating 1980’s Technology with the Help of 2017’s Imaging Tools

While we can talk all day about how great LEADTOOLS is, it’s always meaningful to hear a review from an outside developer. Today, we’re sharing with you a review of our LEADTOOLS OCR Module – LEAD Engine written by Jeffrey T. Fritz

I live in an older house that loves to bother me with the joys of home ownership and maintenance. Plumbing issues, strange electrical installation choices, and a 30-year-old furnace that burns oil. At first, the oil burner wasn’t a big deal because this meant I wasn’t paying for an electric heater. However, it did mean that my basement had a huge oil tank hiding in it that would need to be refilled on a regular basis during the cold winters. That shouldn’t be a problem… but I would never know the level of the oil in the tank unless I wandered down to the basement on a regular basis and checked the level by reading an old gauge mounted on the top of the tank.

As a technologist, this daily task of reading the oil tank gauge became tiresome and I had no way to know how quickly I was burning oil. What is the correlation between average daily temperature and the amount of oil my furnace burns? I wanted to solve the problem and started with a pad of paper and wrote down the daily readings. BORING! Who wants to read hard copy? I want this data on my phone, and I want to be collected without my daily trip to the basement to read the meter.

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LEAD Technologies is a Proud Partner in National Health IT Week

This October, LEAD Technologies is once again proud to be a partner of National Health IT Week in the advancement of health information technology to help improve healthcare. National Health IT (NHIT) Week is a nationwide awareness week focused on the value of health IT. Each year, NHIT Week Partners educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the US healthcare system.

Comprehensive health care reform is not possible without system-wide adoption of health information technology, which improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. LEAD will join together with the other hundreds of companies around the country to celebrate progress and add to the conversation of how Health Information Technology is growing and improving people’s health.

With comprehensive DICOM and PACS technology along with high-end 2D and 3D viewer controls with support for .NET, CDLL, HTML5/JavaScript, WinRT, iOS, OS X, Android and more, LEADTOOLS plays a pivotal role in advancing medical imaging applications world-wide. Additionally, Medicor Imaging, a division of LEAD Technologies, provides DICOM and PACS solutions (MiPACS) powered by LEADTOOLS, which are used world-wide in Multi-Clinic Dental Organizations, Schools, ENT Practices, Hospitals, Imaging Centers, and the US Department of Veteran Affairs. Beyond our medical product line and Medicor Imaging, the LEADTOOLS document and multimedia products also provide value to the Health IT community with superior support for OCR, Forms Recognition, Barcode, PDF, Video Streaming, and more.

NHIT Week consists of events across the country, including National Health IT Week participants —vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— all working together to elevate national attention to the advantages of advancing health IT.

Visit for a full list of partners and updates on the week’s activities. Working together with our growing coalition of stakeholders, LEAD Technologies is helping to transform healthcare for all.

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