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
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.
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