PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EDDA Technology announced today that the company will demonstrate the generalization of its proven technologies of Real-time Interactive Fully 3D Quantitative Imaging in an enhanced IQQA Platform at the 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
The enhanced IQQA Platform answers to the challenge of maximizing the potential of imaging in coordinating an optimal workflow involving multiple stakeholders along the cycle of patient care, including radiologists, interventional radiologists, surgeons, and oncologists. The decision support provided by IQQA covers the full range of disease-centralized patient management in the abdominal and thoracic areas, from detection, diagnosis, pre-treatment planning, to intra-operative navigation, and post-treatment follow up.
A market-proven product of the platform, IQQA ®-Liver for 3D real-time quantitative planning and assessment, is currently used by radiologists and surgeons worldwide in liver surgery, transplantation, and interventional centers. Substantial time saving and improved care was demonstrated in over 4,000 cases using IQQA-Liver in hospitals since the first commercial system installation in Q2 2009.
Real-time interactive applications with fully 3D capabilities are the prerequisite of strong clinical decision support from imaging. The same proprietary technology behind IQQA ®-Liver has now been extended to other organs in thoracic and abdominal application areas; to offer physicians real-time quantitative decision support that goes well beyond the 3D visualization domain. It enables physicians to utilize the quantitative information of the organ, lesion, vessels, and ducts, as well as the quantified spatial relations among these anatomies of interests, to make their own individualized decision based upon own knowledge and experience in a user-friendly real-time interactive way, thus improving efficiency, and patient care.
IQQA®-Guide (work-in-progress) further brings the Real-time Interactive Fully Quantitative technology into the operating room by offering real-time 3D image guidance for abdominal and thoracic biopsy, interventional procedure and surgery. IQQA-Guide utilizes a 3D map of individualized anatomic representations extracted from multi-modality image datasets. Through sophisticated registration algorithms and state-of-the-art electromagnetic tracking, it provides real-time tracking and referencing to anatomic features of interest in 3D. As a result, physicians are supported to "see in depth" beyond the anatomy surface during a procedure, and to quantitatively locate, assess, and adjust the position of instruments relative to the full patient-specific 3D anatomy of lesion, vessels, organs and segments.