New Products for the Imaging Industry

3D Image Processing Software from Materialise

New from medical imaging software developer Materialise NV, Leuven, Belgium, is the latest release of the Mimics line of 3D image processing software. Mimics 11 boasts improved usability and performance, leveraging the power of enhanced algorithms for remeshing, volume rendering, and segmentation. New features include significant reduction of memory space usage; more accurate 3D volume rendering through improved color schemes; segmentation mask editing directly in 3D; simplification of ANSYS import; 3-matic remesher for mesh optimization; photo mapping to allow the registration of a digital picture on the 3D soft tissue model; and improved x-ray representation.

(888) 662-5057

Liver CT Application from Median

New from Median Technologies Ltd, Sophia Antipolis, France, is LMS-Liver, a clinical application for the evaluation and follow-up of lesions identified in liver CT images. LMS-Liver is part of Median’s family of Lesion Management Solutions (LMS), which provide automatic tools to support image visualization, lesion detection and quantification, temporal evolution assessment, and automatic reporting in lung, liver, and colon CTs. LMS-Liver gives radiologists the ability to segment hepatic lesions and automatically obtain key characteristics, including volume and longest axial diameter; the system facilitates the temporal comparison of two exams of the same patient by synchronizing the images between two scans, performing an automatic pairing of the lesions and calculating their growth and doubling time. LMS-Liver is available from stand-alone workstations, PACS workstations, or any appropriate PC on the network in multiuser environments.

(262) 271-0321

New GPU Family from NVIDIA

The latest graphics processing unit (GPU) release from NVIDIA Corp, Santa Clara, Calif, is the NVIDIA Tesla family of GPU computing products, designed to place power previously available only from supercomputers in the hands of individual users. NVIDIA’s Tesla products span PCs to large-scale server clusters, and include the GPU Computing Processor, a dedicated computing board that scales to multiple Tesla GPUs inside a single PC or workstation; the Deskside Supercomputer, a scalable computing system that includes two NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and attaches to a PC or workstation through a PCI-Express connection; and the GPU Computing Server, an 1U server housing up to eight NVIDIA Tesla GPUs representing more than 1,000 parallel processors. Applications requiring heavy computing power can use Tesla to make parallel computing power more pervasive and affordable.

(408) 486-2000

Surgical Camera System from Smith & Nephew Endoscopy

In late June, Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, Andover, Mass, announced the launch of its new 560 Series 3-CCD High Definition (HD) Camera System, a surgical system that captures and displays broadcast-quality HD images in arthroscopic and other minimally invasive surgeries. Designed to maintain high-definition resolution throughout the entire image chain, the 560 Series produces clear, detailed surgical images; it was created in partnership with broadcast technology experts to deliver image quality superior to that offered by other camera systems. The 560 Series interfaces readily with the Smith & Nephew CONDOR Control System and the 660HD Image Management System for Digital Operating Rooms; CONDOR enables medical staff to manage the operative environment from a single control panel, and the 660HD IMS allows facilities to capture and store surgical images, which can then be archived with the patient’s medical history.

(978) 749-1000

New Echo Probe from Philips

Philips Medical Systems, Andover, Mass, recently launched its new Live 3D transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) probe, the X7-2t. The result of combining and miniaturizing two technologies—xMATRIX technology for enhanced 3D power and PureWave crystal technology for exceptional image clarity—inside a single transducer, Live 3D TEE will be available on Philips’ iE33 echo system. Live 3D TEE offers more perspectives of the heart, including a view of the mitral valve from the left atrium as well as from the left ventricle; it features a fast and easy real-time 3D image display to reduce the need to reconstruct pathology from multiple 2D views; and it provides QLAB quantification for left ventricular wall motion analysis and 3D mitral valve quantification.

(800) 934-7372

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