Understanding the Image
Shina Systems announces U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its 3Di medical imaging advanced (3D/4D) visualization software that downloads over the Internet and provides a full suite of image processing and clinical analysis applications on any PC.
3Di Provides Anytime, Anywhere, Image Processing and Analysis with No Upfront Costs.
February 3, 2010—Shina Systems (Caesaria, Israel) announces U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its 3Di medical imaging advanced (3D/4D) visualization software that downloads over the Internet and provides a full suite of image processing and clinical analysis applications on any PC.
3Di delivers imaging data, advanced reformatting and viewing tools, as well as powerful image processing on demand via a cloud environment. It eliminates costly dedicated 3D image processing workstations, enterprise servers and inconvenient image pre-formatting by technologists, while providing interactive advanced visualizations anytime and anywhere. With convenient software-as-a-service (SaaS), pay-per-use pricing and using existing hardware and networks, 3Di is available for use with no upfront cost whatsoever.
With its cloud-based architecture, 3Di also serves as a clearinghouse for sharing medical imaging studies among hospitals, physicians and patients. Fully secure to support HIPAA compliance, 3Di allows users to upload studies from any location and share them with authorized users anywhere, essentially creating a global online medical imaging consultation platform. Depending on their expertise, users have access to a spectrum of capabilities – from basic image review to specialized diagnostic tools. The application also provides an image communication engine for electronic and personal health records (EHRs and PHRs).
- 3Di turns any Internet PC into a full-featured 3D imaging workstation and at the same time provides universal access to medical images to authorized users, explains Naor Shina, CEO for Shina Systems. - The cloud architecture not only makes typically costly advanced visualizations affordable, it also helps facilitate the information sharing so important in the context of current US healthcare. The 3Di advanced visualization suite includes general multi-modality 3D reformations (MPR, MIP, Volume Rendering and related techniques), cardiac CT analysis, CT calcium scoring (WIP), virtual colonoscopy and PET/CT fusion (WIP).
3Di contributes to more accurate and efficient diagnosis by providing information more efficiently than 2D imaging. 3Di technology also will enable many imaging sites to capture additional revenue from existing image acquisition technology by adding new exam types.
The complete thin-client 3Di suite operates seamlessly from the local PC, as the user accesses imaging data—stored locally or remotely—and processes, manipulates and views images using the vast computing power of the 3Di cloud network. 3Di takes advantage of available bandwidth and local computing power to optimize performance and speed. The user interface and all functionality will integrate seamlessly with a local PACS, while a bi-directional image synchronization feature ensures both the PACS and any 3Di offsite storage are up to date. All 3Di image data is stored on remote archives with multiple redundancy and support for HIPAA compliance.