Vital Images

December 24, 2003

Vital Images' success is predicated on 3D technology. Its diagnostic tools are designed to improve communication and facilitate relationships across the healthcare continuum. Vitrea 2 is the company's flagship software product, delivering image clarity,

Vital Images' success is predicated on 3D technology. Its diagnostic tools are designed to improve communication and facilitate relationships across the healthcare continuum. Vitrea 2 is the company's flagship software product, delivering image clarity, processing speed, and simplicity.

  • The software featured a vessel probe option, CT lung analysis option, concurrent licenses, fusion imaging, and multimodality preview. Vital Images jointly distributes the product with McKesson Information Systems' Horizon Medical Imaging PACS under an agreement signed earlier this year. nUltrasound vendors concentrate on ergonomics, basics of imaging Now that many single-modality vendors have been absorbed by conglomerates, the ultrasound industry is stabilizing. It is not, however, slipping into complacency. The increasing demand for cost-effective imaging is spurring market growth and technological advancement.While vendors at last year's RSNA meeting showcased volumetric 3D and 4D studies, this year they concentrated on ergonomics, crafting simpler, easier-to-use operator controls along with the ever-popular improvement of image quality by such means as speckle reduction. Looking ahead, manufacturers are exploring the acoustic properties of tissue density for improved cancer detection, sonographic guidance for radio-frequency ablation, and contrast imaging for depicting the microvasculature.