Diagnostic imaging, information technology

Barco and Medicsight produce virtual colonoscopy solution

17 August 2007

Kortrijk, Belgium. Barco, a provider of medical imaging solutions, and Medicsight plc, a developer of computer-aided detection (CAD) technologies, have signed a partnership agreement to incorporate Medicsight’s ColonCAD image analysis software tools into Barco’s Voxar 3D ColonMetrix virtual colonography application.

By integrating Medicsight’s CAD function, Barco further expands the functionality of its ColonMetrix software solution, thereby enabling faster and more efficient recognition of suspect lesions during virtual colonography.

David Summer, CEO of Medicsight said, “Our combined technological and clinical expertise results in a powerful package that brings virtual colonoscopy to its true potential.”

“The cooperation with Medicsight fits perfectly in our philosophy of presenting radiologists with best-of-breed advanced visualization tools that bring together speed, efficiency and ease of use,” said Senior Vice President of Barco’s Medical Imaging Division, Piet Candeel. “We are confident that the integrated solution will bring an effective answer to the ever increasing reliance on virtual colonoscopy with CAD”.

Medicsight’s ColonCAD is an image-analysis software tool designed to be used with CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) scans. It has been specifically designed to support the detection and segmentation of abnormalities within the colon that may potentially be adenomatous polyps. ColonCAD can be seamlessly integrated within advanced 3D visualization and PACS platforms of industry leading imaging equipment partners.

Barco’s Voxar 3D ColonMetrix is a complete virtual colonoscopy workflow and reporting solution that allows radiologists to interpret a CT colonography study and rapidly generate a report. As such, it makes virtual colonoscopy an economically and clinically feasible option.

To top

Save this page on del.icio.us

To top