Technology Improvements and Software for Computed Tomography Machines & Systems

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A computed tomography scan (CT or CAT) enables doctors to look into your body. It uses a combination of X-rays and a computer to take pictures of your organs, bones and other tissues. It shows more details than a normal x-ray. You can do a CT scan on any part of your body.

The tomography is imaged by cuts or cuts using any type of penetrating wave. In many cases, the generation of these images is based on the mathematical method of tomographic reconstruction, such as X-ray computer tomography, which is technically produced from several projection radiographs.

Software for tomography devices

The tomograph can scan matter with a resolution of up to a micrometer. That is, a hundred times thinner than human hair. After completing a scan, the program creates a 3D model that shows not only the external shape of the object, but also the internal structure.

The system enables the user to examine the internal structure of an object with a non-destructive method down to 1 micron. The microtomograph consists of an emission source and a photo detector. The rate of absorption of radiation is specific to the various substances that make up objects. With the help of special devices, this software for tomography takes 360 photos of X-ray projections with a tilt of 1 degree step by step. When the raw data is received, a reconstruction method based on a Radon algorithm is used. A 3D model of the examined object is created on the basis of this transformation. Octrees are used to compress 3D data for smooth visualization. The object is displayed in voxel format. On average, a 3D model needs up to 200 GB.

How does a tomography work?

The term “computed tomography” or CT refers to a computer-assisted x-ray imaging technique in which a narrow x-ray beam is directed at a patient and quickly rotated around the body, producing signals that are processed by the device’s computer. Generate cross-sectional images – or “sections.” ” – of the body.

More efficient surgical procedures

Computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provide insights into the anatomy and processes of the body. These enable doctors to make effective diagnoses and create comprehensive treatment plans.

However, CTs and MRIs have limitations, including the fact that doctors cannot use them during surgery due to the large, complex machines.

The ImFusion software suite is designed to change this.

It converts 2D ultrasound scans into 3D images using a series of AI algorithms developed on NVIDIA GPUs.

A 2D ultrasound probe records real-time images, which are then superimposed on a previously obtained CT or MRI image. This can be done during a surgical procedure so that doctors can have a single, comprehensive view – when they need it most.

“We offer all surgeons more information during the operation,” said Wolfgang Wein, CEO of ImFusion. “The power of deep learning and image processing increases the dimensionality of the data we have.”

The ImFusion framework is extremely flexible. Customers can choose the components that best suit their needs, including data processing, AI algorithms, and visualization tools.

With the availability of a development kit and the standalone ImFusion Suite, the software can improve the work of clinicians, engineers and researchers.


Giving doctors a 3D vision

Hospitals, research institutes and companies are already using ImFusion’s algorithms to prototype new medical imaging devices and surgical robots.

The Austrian Piur Imaging GmbH works with the company to replace expensive and time-consuming scans with tomographic ultrasound images.

The PIUR tUS system improves clinical workflows for vascular, abdominal and neurological diagnostics and treatment. It is the first system with which any ultrasound device can be equipped with tomographic functions. This includes 2D to 3D ultrasound reconstruction, real-time detection and segmentation of vessels, and the registration and joining of multiple scans.

With the ImFusion framework, Piur imaging can give doctors and patients more insight to improve patient care.