Healthcare Industry News: computed tomography
News Release - June 29, 2011
Medipattern Announces Commercial Launch of 3D Vascular Imaging SolutionVisualize:Vascular is now shipping, first sites installed
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - The Medipattern Corporation ("Medipattern") (TSX-V:MKI ), a pioneer in the development of medical imaging software solutions that help medical practitioners to better understand lesions and critical anatomy, is pleased to announce the on-time release of Visualize:Vascular™ 1.1. Shipments have started and the first sites have been installed.
"Visualize:Vascular's 3D rendering for carotid arteries really is an eye opening experience. This is the first time that I can clearly see the anatomy of the lumen from any perspective using ultrasound imaging," commented Farouq Samhouri, M.D., President of Northeast Philadelphia Vascular Surgery (NEPVS) in Pennsylvania. "Ultrasound is a key imaging test for us. Ultrasound is cost effective and convenient. We perform the exam right in our offices. There is no need for the patient to have to go to the hospital. We have immediate access using this real-time imaging technique every time our patients come in for a visit and now we see the whole lumen in 3D. There were often lingering questions when we relied solely on 2D imaging; questions as to whether something could be missing, hidden, or lurking in the shadows."
Dr. Samhouri continues, "The only way to see the lumen in 3D prior to Visualize:Vascular was to order a procedure which had to be done in the hospital, such as computed tomography Angiography (CTA) or Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA). While I use CTA and MRA as pre-surgical tests and would still use these as pre-surgical tests, they expose the patient to radiation or contrast agents which should not be used on a regular basis. Ultrasound is non-invasive and does not expose the patient to radiation or contrast. I can use Visualize:Vascular on a regular basis with Ultrasound, giving me a detailed 3D understanding of the patient in every office visit."
"NEPVS is the largest vascular surgery practice in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. Dr. Samhouri and his associates pride themselves on patient care and responsiveness in providing each patient with their own customized treatment plan. The practice diligently monitors each patient to determine the best choice in medical options and the improved care that can be achieved from close monitoring," commented Jeff Collins, President and CEO of the Medipattern Corporation. "Visualize:Vascular is being offered on a fee per-use model. Installations are expected to grow throughout next quarter as Visualize:Vascular continues to prove its clinical utility in daily practice. This growth should result in a steady increase in revenue for the company."
About The Medipattern Corporation:
Medipattern® is a pioneer in the development of imaging software solutions that help medical practitioners to better understand lesions and critical anatomy. Medipattern uses its Cadenza™ technology to process images, finding the salient region of interest and presenting them in 2D and 3D formats that enhance the reader's perception. For more information, please visit the Company's website: www.medipattern.com.
Medipattern® is a registered mark of The Medipattern Corporation. Visualize:Vascular™ is a trademark of the Medipattern Corporation.
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