Industry News: Barco strikes a new profile

March 6, 2009

Having completed the sale of its 3D visualization unit to Toshiba Medical earlier this year, Barco projected a new , more concentrated look at ECR 2009.

Having completed the sale of its 3D visualization unit to Toshiba Medical earlier this year, Barco projected a  new , more concentrated look at ECR 2009. The company is focusing attention on its latest innovation, a color workstation configured as two bezel-free 3-MP displays or one large screen 6-MP display. Also in the spotlight is the company’s new line of displays for hospital wide viewing of clinical data and images, as well as mammography and surgical displays, and calibration, quality assurance, and asset management tools.

This is the first outing for Barco since selling its advanced visualization group to Toshiba. The deal was done Feb. 3, bringing inhouse the development of 3D volume rendering and advanced visualization capabilities for all Toshiba imaging modalities. The Advanced Visualization Imaging System division (AVIS) began developing and selling medical 3D in 1991 as Voxar, a Scottish firm that was later purchased by Barco. For the past decade, Toshiba has used Voxar 3D visualization core software in its medical imaging products.