Next Dimension unveils 3-D software

January 20, 1999

Software developer Next Dimension Imaging this month introduced a line of clinical cardiology software based on 3-D ultrasound imaging methods. Out of its R&D in cardiac imaging, the company has developed OEM software toolkits that it licenses to

Software developer Next Dimension Imaging this month introduced a line of clinical cardiology software based on 3-D ultrasound imaging methods. Out of its R&D in cardiac imaging, the company has developed OEM software toolkits that it licenses to companies with 3-D products. Next Dimension has developed a range of clinical products with its toolkits intended to enhance the efficiency of 3-D ultrasound systems.

The company’s 3-D PlaneView and 3-D LV-View both use a plane-reconstruction engine for stacks of nonparallel images common in 3-D ultrasound acquisition. With 3-D LV-View, physicians can track the morphology and mobility of cardiac tumors and masses through virtual object modeling.

Next Dimension of Longmont, CO, was founded in 1996 by Lothar Muench and is relatively new to software development. In the past, the company has primarily offered consulting services for 3-D acquisition, processing, visualization, and OEM software.