December 5, 2008 - INFINITT North America featured its Xelis Fusion (available Q1 2009) at RSNA 2008.
Xelis Fusion offers a set of automated tools that fuse any combination of PET, SPECT, CT and MR data.
INFINITT developed the Xelis line of products as software modules to accelerate data loading and provide specialized clinical tools for applications with large-volume data sets. Xelis Fusion offers both automatic and manual registration methods, quantitative analysis tools and rapid image navigation using only a few mouse clicks. The software supports 3D region of interest (ROI) analysis, volume measurements, a variety of presets and calculation of PET standard uptake values (SUV).
Cancer visualization and anatomic mapping is a major application for fusion technology, as seen in the widespread acceptance of PET/CT Fusion. The PET exam pinpoints metabolic activity in cells and the CT exam provides an anatomical reference. When these two scans are fused together, the radiologist can view metabolic changes in the proper anatomical context. Image data can be fused in any combination of the modalities: PET-MR, PET-CT, MR-MR, CT-MR, CT-CT, SPECT-CT, etc.