Viatronix Inc. out of Stony Brook, NY has announced 510(k) FDA clearance for the first virtual colonoscopy CAD system available in the US. Along with the approval, the company has released a new version of the V3D-Colon software that has been used in much of the rest of the world since early 2009.
Some details from Viatronix:
The optional VeraLook Colon CAD module provides a list of CAD marks which are displayed in a numbered list along with bold colored markers on both 2D and 3D images while navigating through the Viatronix V3D-Colon interface.
In a Virtual Colonoscopy, the colon is inflated with carbon dioxide introduced through a small rectal tube. Spiral CT Colonography images are then taken in seconds, yielding one-millimeter resolution in the axial and sub-millimeter resolution in the plane directions with excellent contrast between the colon wall and the lumen. Advanced image segmentation creates a clean 3-D colon reconstruction and computer graphics enable easy navigation through it.
V3D comes ready to use as a “turn-key” Virtual Colonoscopy system. No setup or extensive computer knowledge is required, although all users must be trained in the use of V3D. All of the necessary hardware and software needed for interactive virtual diagnosis-based on supplied CT Colonography or MRI images-is contained in V3D.
Press release: Viatronix Incorporated announces the latest release of its V3D-ColonR software now offering the first 510(k) approved colon CAD for the U.S. market… (.pdf)
Product page: V3D-Colon…
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