Equipped with advanced visualisation, 3D auto-launching, specialized new applications and more precise workflow

CoActiv has introduced its Exam-3D Suite at RSNA 2009. The company claims that it is equipped with advanced visualisation, 3D auto-launching, specialized new applications and faster, easier and more precise workflow.

The company has included essential 3D and other advanced visualisation applications as part of its comprehensive family of Exam-Pacs products, at no added charge.

At RSNA 2009, these built-in capabilities are expanded and strengthened, while the company adds a range of new optional modules to its comprehensive 3D portfolio. It is in line with the company’s strategic intent to become a major Pacs solutions with advanced visualisation and reconstruction tools.

New at RSNA is Exam-3D Colonoscopy, an optional add-on module for the analysis and assessment of colon nodules. It provides instant colon fly-throughs with a single click, along with precise axial coronal and sagittal views clearly identified by directional cursor indicators. The specialised application also offers easy identification of hard-to-locate nodules, including full analysis and volume measurements.

Delivering similar advanced performance in pulmonary applications, the new Exam-3D Lung module supports analysis and assessment of lung nodules with automated identification of even difficult-to-find nodules. Regions of interest are analysed with a single click and can easily be compared with prior images for monitoring over time, said the company.

Ed Heere, president and CEO of CoActiv, said: “3D visualization is becoming increasingly important in lung pathologies, and 3D colon is gaining greater medical industry acceptance. These new module introductions are just one more way CoActiv keeps pace with an evolving marketplace.”

CoActiv will demonstrate at RSNA 2009 the Exam-3D diagnostic thin client enhanced visualization and reconstruction suite, that downloads CoActiv’s complete 3D application to any computer using a just browser.

Exam-3D Vascular now includes vessel plaque analysis of hard and soft plaque to support stent planning. Also enhanced are vessel centerline creation and bone removal segmentation. Through an expanded range of contrast uptake maps, Exam-3D DCE MRI now provides superior comparison of scans conducted using different parameters or contrast agents.

Mr. Heere added: “This makes prior MRI scans far more useful, enhancing patient care. It may even save the healthcare system money by eliminating retakes. These new applications and features help make advanced image visualization an integral part of radiology workflow for the benefit of patient care.”