Advanced Visualization Adds 5D Functional Analytics


March 12, 2010

New works-in-progress advanced visualization technology allows clinicians to automatically apply supercomputing algorithms for the analysis of internal organs, vessels, tumors and other regions of interest in multiple dimensions, from 2D to 5D. Ziosoft Inc. is developing the PhyZiodynamic solution for its Ziostation system, which will show 3D animated images to clearly show the biomechanics of internal organs.

The technology offers scalable software solutions, eliminating the need for costly, multiple proprietary or specialized GPU rendering boards. It integrates seamlessly with standard, off-the-shelf hardware and expands the life of expensive modalities such as CT and MR.

Through the application of advanced algorithmic processes, the technology reduces noise without compromising image integrity, allowing the physician to increase diagnostic confidence. It also handles extremely large sets of data on an enterprise basis, rendering images and analysis automatically for greater patient throughput without the need for proprietary or specialized GPU rendering hardware. Ziosoft said the key to its technology is the use of uncompressed, lossless images, which ensure the integrity of all the data.

PhyZiodynamic technology is compatible with any DICOM imaging modality including CT, MR, PET, SPECT and angio. This allows advanced diagnostic applications for multiple medical specialties such as cardiology, radiology, neurology, orthopedics and oncology. Ziosoft has received regulatory clearance for several applications including CT coronary analysis and calcium scoring, as well as both MR and CT cardiac function analysis.

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