12th November 2009

Mirada Medical Licenses Multi-modal Deformable Image Registration Technology to Varian Medical Systems

Mirada Medical (Oxford, UK) has contracted with Varian Medical Systems (Palo Alto, CA) for the supply of multi-modality image registration technologies. Under the agreement, Mirada will provide an embedded registration engine that Varian can build into its product offerings. The agreement also allows for future collaborative product development between the two companies.

Mirada has been a leader in medical image registration technology since 2001, and continues to expend considerable research and development in this area. Image registration forms the basis of numerous applications in radiology and radiation therapy such as disease response analysis, comparison of pathology before and after treatment, adaptive radiation therapy, subtraction imaging, as based segmentation and patient motion correction. Multi-modal deformable image registration allows clinicians to superimpose different types of images onto the CT image used in radiotherapy treatment planning, to improve the precision with which the tumor extent can be delineated.

"Multi-modal image registration is an important enabler for future advances in treatment planning and adaptive therapy,” said Corey Zankowski, senior director of product management at Varian. “Mirada has a history of providing reliable image registration technology for radiology applications. I am confident that Mirada's proven image registration technology will help Varian accelerate the development of powerful new clinical capabilities for our customers."

Mirada’s Chief Executive, Hugh Bettesworth said, “Mirada’s commitment is to make the most advanced technologies available to the widest possible clinical user base. If Varian’s customers can access our registration engine directly from their Eclipse workstations, then we will have successfully delivered access to the most advanced technologies in a time saving and convenient way.”