Interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons and others now have a new tool to help them target tumors, AVMs, and other hot spots using visual data from multiple sources.GE has just released the VolumeShare 4 multi-modality volume viewer for its Advantage Workstation software suite. The system brings together imaging data from various diagnostic modalities to aid in planning and during interventional procedures.
The VolumeShare 4 multi-modality volume viewer software integrates 3D images from GE’s Innova® interventional imaging system, as well as CT, MR, PET and PET/CT datasets to support new interventional visualization functions and analysis that are targeted for planning and navigation during image-guided interventional therapies, as well as monitoring the procedure results.
It is now possible to use the multi-modality images not just for diagnosis, but to steer the interventional gantry to different angles around the patient. An image that has already been acquired can be used to guide the gantry to the appropriate position for acquiring the real time image. Additionally, Advantage Workstation VolumeShare 4:
Provides images to show needle entry point and the final target, and allows the clinician to see all the anatomy in between to plan the best possible pathway. Combines images from other 3D modalities, such as CT and MR, to show things that X-ray may not reveal, allowing for more effective guidance. Enables “before” and “after” comparisons, i.e., comparing an X-ray image to either an MR image with physiology, or comparing a CT image with anatomy, or comparing the uptake of a radioactive PET tracer to blood flow in a region.