Essex pursues advanced MR imaging

April 2, 1997

Essex of Columbia, MD, has announced a one-year extension of its partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine to continue developing the ImSyn optoelectronic image processor for advanced MRI techniques.By using laser optics with

Essex of Columbia, MD, has announced a one-year extension of its partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine to continue developing the ImSyn optoelectronic image processor for advanced MRI techniques.

By using laser optics with high-speed digital electronics, the company believes ImSyn could provide video-rate imaging without the use of supercomputers. Essex believes ImSyn could accelerate research and, eventually, clinical use of functional brain mapping, tumor ablation techniques for the breast and brain, and intraoperative image-guided surgery. Essex also plans to use ImSyn in microscopy and radar image processing applications.