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DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares some of the most innovative new technologies shown on the expo floor and discusses in ...
Computer-aided detection (CAD) software constitutes a set of algorithms which, using a pattern-recognition technique, aids the radiologist in detecting potentially diseased regions and lesions. It uses clinical images obtained from various imaging modalities. CAD has long since left behind its branding as a mammography tool and has now widened its application areas, becoming a valuable tool for detection and diagnosis in cardiology.
After spending a week walking the show floor and meeting with scores of vendors at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2011 annual meeting, the following are my choices for the most innovative new technologies presented.
Historically, advanced visualization systems have been rigid, “one size fits all” products. However, recent developments have enabled fully customizable protocols and user interfaces, ensuring the system adapts to each user’s workflow.
July 15, 2011 — Medicsight PLC, developer of computer-aided detection (CAD) and medical image analysis software, has entered into an agreement with Ziosoft Inc., a pioneer in supercomputing advanced visualization and functional analytics.
Several trends in advanced visualization software were highlighted at the 2010 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The biggest advance was software to create a video loop of a dynamic 3-D dataset from computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show life-like anatomical function. Other trends included software now being accessible on the Internet via thin-client computers, compatibility with the iPad and smart phones, and the addition of more advanced software to enhance images and automate workflow and measurements.
May 10, 2011 – The Methodist Hospital in Houston has taken a significant new step in radiation therapy and surgical planning at the facility’s world renowned Plato’s CAVE (Computerized Augmented Visual Environment). New PhyZiodynamics from Ziosoft, Inc., a pioneer and leader in supercomputing functional analytics, will be used to produce true-fidelity, highly accurate 3-D and 4-D images based on computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), and positron emission tomography (PET) scans of the brain, lungs and other organs.
November 10, 2010 – New 4-D functional analytic advanced visualization software will be introduced at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago. PhyZiodynamic, by Ziosoft, is based upon a supercomputing foundation and provides cutting-edge algorithms for functional imaging analysis across multiple dimensions.
The turn of the century has brought disruptive technological changes to the medical industry. 3-D/4-D advanced visualization offered cutting-edge technology that introduced a new dimension of glitz to the radiology department. No hospital purchased a 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner without a 3-D workstation included.
August 24, 2010 - Ziosoft Inc. announced a new financing option at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) annual conference, held in the Washington, D.C., area Aug. 23 - 25, 2010.