This week in Chicago is the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Possibly (by attendee count) the largest medical convention in the world, this year they expect to have near 60,000 people. Medgadget is attending and will bring you the news on the latest devices, imaging technologies, and yes, gadgets. And if you are attending RSNA, keep an eye out for Gene and Dan, our two on-site editors and if we meet enough readers we can try and organize a Medgadget Meetup (a separate post is coming up soon).
Our first day on the ground was a whirlwind of presentations and demos. Early on we talked to Eizo Nanao, makers of the RadiForce medical monitors. They showed us some of their new products, including “green” monitors that would power down if no one was sitting in front of them for a while, rather than activity of the mouse, a color monitor that they claimed was a bright as a monochrome one, and a variety of ways of calibrating the monitor to ambient light and hardware conditions.
Riverain Medical, who we have reported on before, showed off a cool combination of their SoftView and OnGuard software, called In Unison. SoftView is an enhanced imaging algorithm that can remove ribs from AP Chest Films through machine vision, OnGuard is a Chest film Computer Aided Detection (CAD) tool. In Unison is a logical combination of both, that uses CAD on enhanced films. In their talk with us, Riverain mentioned the recent early lung cancer detection study that got a lot of press. Riverain asked if their technology was used on the X-rays, would the rates of detection be higher? Sounds like a good study to us.
Display of 3D information is a big theme this meeting. We talked to a reader who works for Object Research System, a Montreal, Canada PACS/viewer software company. They drew us in with a glasses-free 3D display:
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