Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Advanced Visualization in the Operating Room via the iPad

Before long, we'll have tablets in every operating room. Here's a recent press release about a solution developed by Fovia:

Fovia Brings Advanced Visualization to the Operating Room via the iPad

High Definition Volume Rendering® Changing the Face of Surgical Care

Palo Alto, California and Tokyo, Japan, April 17, 2012 – Fovia Medical, Inc., a world leader in volume rendering technology, and Teikyo University School of Medicine, one of the leading centers for medical research and patient care in Japan, today announced a collaboration to bring High Definition Volume Rendering® on the iPad to the operating room.

Fovia’s HDVR® Connect software, now available for the iPad, delivers critical information in real time, giving surgeons the ability to significantly enhance surgical outcomes. With HDVR on the iPad, physicians and surgeons have access to advanced visualization on a mobile, multi-touch platform, allowing them to query and review critical data “on-the-fly” without losing valuable time during surgical procedures.

Fovia has developed a flexible, scalable solution designed for state-of-the-art hospital environments that addresses the increasing need for on-demand access to medical images. Teikyo University School of Medicine now has the ability to deploy Fovia’s CPU-based, thin client-server technology to operate as many iPad clients as needed – using Windows, Mac, or Linux servers that run either locally or via the cloud.

Teikyo University surgeon Shigeo Horie, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology, and Visiting Professor of Medical Informatics Research Center, Teikyo University, Maki Sugimoto, M.D., Ph.D., are very enthusiastic about working with Fovia. “Being able to view medical images in the operating room is important, but being able to view and manipulate 3D patient data on an iPad with Fovia’s High Definition Volume Rendering software is a revolutionary advancement. Fovia’s amazing clarity and ease-of-use will not only improve surgical outcomes today, but will help drive innovations in surgical care at our university for years to come,” said Dr. Shigeo.

Ken Fineman, Chief Executive Officer of Fovia, stated, “We are fortunate to have valued partners in the surgical space who are as knowledgeable and visionary as Drs. Horie and Sugimoto. I am confident that Teikyo University will use High Definition Volume Rendering to continue making advances in the field of surgical care, and Fovia is proud to help facilitate such advances.”

About Fovia, Inc.
Fovia has developed High Definition Volume Rendering®, a CPU-based, advanced visualization technology platform that delivers unparalleled quality, performance, scalability and flexibility. Fovia’s innovative HDVR® solution successfully overcomes the inherent limitations of other currently available imaging technologies, thereby enabling local, enterprise-wide and web-based volumetric rendering with affordable, off-the-shelf computers.

Fovia’s flagship product, HDVR® Connect, is a software-only, advanced visualization solution that includes all of the key attributes required by today’s vendors and their customers: performance, quality, scalability, anytime/anywhere image access, cost-effectiveness and flexibility. With HDVR Connect, OEM vendors can deliver unrivaled image quality and uncompromised performance, both locally and remotely, in 2D, 3D and 4D advanced volume visualization applications.

For additional information and to learn more about commercial, academic or research licensing, visit www.fovia.com.

About Teikyo University
Teikyo University is a private university headquartered in the Itabashi ward of Tokyo, Japan. It is part of the Teikyo Group, a multinational educational foundation that also operates language and cultural exchange facilities at pre-university levels in various countries.

The university consists of eight undergraduate facilities, one junior college, and six graduate schools. Five main campuses in Japan are supplemented by several overseas campuses (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands) that provide study-abroad opportunities for Japanese students, as well as Japanese-oriented learning for residents of the campuses' home countries. Total enrollment is approximately 20,000 students.

The university provides students with opportunities to learn and research, to experience cutting-edge, team medical practice, and to enjoy sports and cultural activities, in an environment where individual students can enhance their personal growth. With an educational focus on "practice, globalization and openness," the university respects and supports individual efforts in such a way as to enhance students' ability to create their own future.

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