Software supports imaging research

June 14, 2004

New imaging and measurement technology may help vascular surgeons predict the risk of potentially fatal ruptures in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. Medical Metrx Solutions, a leading provider of 3D medical imaging and metrics, is providing

New imaging and measurement technology may help vascular surgeons predict the risk of potentially fatal ruptures in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. Medical Metrx Solutions, a leading provider of 3D medical imaging and metrics, is providing technology for use in a multicenter clinical study to evaluate the rupture risk of AAAs. Reliable assessment of rupture risk in patients is important to reduce aneurysm-related mortality while avoiding unnecessary surgery. The company's optimized 3D reconstruction and finite element analysis technology generate patient-specific stress maps that illustrate aortic aneurysm wall stress. Metrx is also providing core lab services for the clinical trial through its data communication infrastructure, allowing participants to enter study data online.