Barco upgrades advanced visualization suite
Barco today is launching version 6.1 of its advanced visualization and analysis software VOXAR 3D. Version 6.1 incorporates a suite of clinical applications for CT cardiac analysis, as well as the incorporated launch of VOXAR 3D Enterprise, for hospital-wide access to advanced visualization inside the radiology reading room or other points of access.
Of the optional clinical applications, CARDIAMETRIX is an application for structural and functional analysis of CT cardiac images designed to provide an efficient, intuitive reading methodology for cardiac 4D analysis, coronary vessel analysis, left ventricular analysis and calcium scoring. The application incorporates many automated tasks to increase the speed of reading and analyzing. This includes automatic heart and aortic route extraction, automatic contour detection and the ability to automatically segment the entire coronary tree. It makes it possible for physicians to read and report a full cardiac work-up in less than 10 minutes, Barco said.
VOXAR 3D ENTERPRISE utilizes client-server technology and commonly available high-performance graphics cards to accelerate the speed at which image studies can be loaded (1000+ images in less than 10 seconds), read and communicated. The tool also provides real-time interaction with the system’s advanced visualization and analysis tools and clinical applications, according to the company.
Moreover, inside the radiology reading room, ENTERPRISE is able to rapidly deliver large volumetric studies to high-performance workstations for local processing and reviewing. When the viewing station is a standard PC or laptop operating over a standard 100Mbit intranet bandwidth, VOXAR 3D ENTERPRISE performs all image processing and streams the results to the screen in real-time from anywhere in the enterprise.