Barco gets FDA clearance for 3D suite
Barco has received FDA 510(k) pre-market clearance for the latest version of its Voxar 3D advanced visualization suite. Version 6.3 of the Voxar 3D software comes with a full set of integrated clinical applications, including Voxar 3D ColonMetrix for CT colonography and Voxar 3D PET-CT Fusion for the interpretation of whole body FDG oncology studies.

Voxar 3D ColonMetrix provides users with GPU-accelerated automatic centerline finding, making it possible for radiologists and gastroenterologists to fly through prone and supine colon images. An integrated gravity function keeps the camera position aligned with the scanner table to facilitate spatial understanding. Radiologists can interpret a colon study and generate a report typically within 10 minutes.

Voxar 3D PET/CT Fusion is a new clinical application that supports the effective interpretation of whole body FDG oncology studies and allows real-time interaction with PET/CT images. It provides an automated workflow for hotspot triangulation and calculation and display of standard uptake values. A sophisticated attenuation correction algorithm compensates for the difference in intensity between structures deep in the body and structures close to the surface.