Software drops 3D in your lap(top)

November 28, 2005

The latest version of 3viseon software from 3mensio Medical Imaging gives radiologists and referring physicians real-time access to advanced 3D functionalities, such as color and gray-scale volume and slab renderings and MPR/MIPs, on an off-the-shelf PC.

The latest version of 3viseon software from 3mensio Medical Imaging gives radiologists and referring physicians real-time access to advanced 3D functionalities, such as color and gray-scale volume and slab renderings and MPR/MIPs, on an off-the-shelf PC.

The software was introduced at the 2004 RSNA meeting and released at the 2005 meeting. It has been enriched so physicians can interact with images from the massive data sets being generated by today's CT and MR systems. The software can handle data sets that include more than 1 GB of medical images, according to the company.

The 3viseon software is based on graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture that is faster and more programmable than that of standard computer central processing units. By shifting graphics operations to the GPU, the software blends 2D and 3D in an integrated environment. Physicians can avoid navigating between two different applications and user interfaces and slip seamlessly into 3D visualization.

The software may be used independently in a stand-alone setting or with existing PACS. Off-the-shelf adapters are available for integrating 3viseon software with PACS from major vendors, such as GE RadWorks/Centricity and Rogan viewPro. It also can be integrated within healthcare portals both within and outside the radiology department, including Stentor iSite, Ashvins, and Mirador.