Medic Vision Improves Image Quality of Low-Dose CT Scans
Apr. 11, 2012
For Immediate Release
Medic Vision Has Delivered High-Quality Diagnostics for more than 20,000 Patients Scanned with Low-Dose CT Protocols
April 12, 2012 – Tirat Carmel, Israel – Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. (www.medicvision.com) today announced that within six months of clinical use in the United States, its SafeCT™ image enhancement system has delivered diagnostic image quality to more than 20,000 CT studies acquired with low-dose protocols.
Using proprietary patented iterative volumetric image reconstruction algorithms, SafeCT delivers diagnostic image quality to studies acquired over a wide range of exposure parameters on any CT scanner. Its use eliminates the need to replace existing CT systems with newer and more expensive scanners to achieve similar results.
SafeCT is currently being used in major hospitals such as University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Cedars-Sinai as well as in independent medical imaging practices. SafeCT is installed on networks serving CT scanners ranging from 4-slice to 64-slice models from GE, Siemens, Toshiba, and Philips.
According to Dr. Jon Robins, Chairman and CEO of Imaging Healthcare Specialists in San Diego, CA, “After six months of using SafeCT, we are at the low end of dose in the country without replacing or upgrading a single one of our eleven CT scanners.” He added, “We have avoided spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on new equipment while delivering the safest and highest quality diagnostic services to our patients. The implementation of the SafeCT technology has been seamless across our practice with rapid acceptance by our technical staff and our referring community.”
A single SafeCT can simultaneously serve multiple scanners in different locations. Its use is virtually transparent to department workflow. The noisy images are automatically sent from the CT console to the SafeCT, which processes them and transfers the enhanced images in real time to the PACS and/or workstation without any intervention by the technologist.
“Medic Vision has taken a new approach to achieving diagnostic images from low dose scans so that no equipment replacement, enormous capital budgets, workflow adjustments or applications training are required,” said Medic Vision CEO, Eyal Aharon. “Our sophisticated volumetric algorithms deliver the high diagnostic quality images that radiologists demand. SafeCT processed images rival or surpass those processed by proprietary iterative image reconstruction solutions available from major CT manufacturers on their top-tier CT models.”
About Medic Vision
Established in 2006 and based in Tirat Carmel, Israel, Medic Vision specializes in medical imaging solutions that utilize sophisticated proprietary algorithms for fast and precise image reconstruction. The company’s FDA-approved SafeCT system is a universal add-on solution compatible with all CT scanners, making it the only adequate image enhancement solution for the existing CT installed base. For further information visit our website:www.medicvision.com