Vital Images launches cardiac software

August 18, 1999

Three-dimensional visualization developer Vital Images this month formally released VScore, a new coronary artery calcium scoring software package. Vital Images received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for VScore in June

Three-dimensional visualization developer Vital Images this month formally released VScore, a new coronary artery calcium scoring software package. Vital Images received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for VScore in June (SCAN 6/23/99). The product is the Minneapolis company’s first add-on option for its Vitrea 1.2 workstation, launched in 1996 (SCAN 10/23/96).

VScore allows users to quantify calcium in the four major coronary arteries with CT image data, and can be used with electron beam computed tomography (EBCT) scanners sold by Imatron of South San Francisco, CA. The package can also be used with data collected from conventional helical CT scanner data and multislice units.