AccuImage wins 510(k) clearance for upgrade

September 1, 1999

AccuImage wins 510(k) clearance for upgradeAccuImage has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its next-generation 3-D software package. The new release can perform high-speed, two- and three-dimensional image processing,

AccuImage wins 510(k) clearance for upgrade

AccuImage has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its next-generation 3-D software package. The new release can perform high-speed, two- and three-dimensional image processing, visualization, and transmission between a hospital network and outside networks via the Internet. It runs on Windows 95/98/NT operating systems.

One of the software’s modules, AccuVRT, renders 3-D displays of body structures, and in addition to presurgical planning and postsurgical follow-up, can be used to visualize vascular anomalies, renal disease, and tumor characteristics. Another module, AccuProjector, allows users to perform maximum intensity projection and multiplanar reformatting of medical data, according to the South San Francisco, CA-based firm.

AccuImage’s software suite can use data from any medical acquisition device vendor. The company has an OEM alliance with Imatron, also of South San Francisco, to provide visualization software for Imatron’s ultra-fast CT scanner (PNN 12/98).