23rd November 2011

Mirada Medical Makes Bold Challenge at RSNA, Brings PET/MRI to Everyone

In a  further demonstration of the company's belief that  "PET/MRI is now within reach of everyone", Mirada Medical has issued a bold challenge to demonstrate their software PET/MRI technology "live" on any site's data at the 2011 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting being held in Chicago (booth # 8722) November 27 through December 1. Mirada, recognized as an industry leader in Software PET/MRI, asserts that PET/MRI is now available to anyone wishing to combine the unique benefits of these two powerful imaging technologies to provide superior patient care. To support that vision, Mirada has developed a unique software PET/MRI solution based on its validated deformable registration technology. To show the ease, quality and clinical benefit of Mirada's software PET/MRI solution, the company is offering to demonstrate their product in real time on their RSNA exhibit using imaging data brought  by attendees from around the world. The data can be from any DICOM compliant MRI, PET, or PET/CT system, regardless of the manufacturer, and must be anonymized and compliant for this use under protected health information standards. "We are seeing an ever growing interest in PET/MRI fusion, said Timor Kadir, Chief Science Officer for Mirada Medical."Our software PET/MRI solution makes it practical and offers the clinical benefits of hybrid PET/MRI scanners at a fraction of the cost ."   Also showcased at Mirada's exhibit will be the company's innovative workflow solution for tumor board called Casemeeting. Tumor board meetings constitute an IT headache for the radiologist who is often expected to present and review multiple detailed cancer cases in a very short period of time. Making all the images available at the meeting can be problematic and this problem is compounded by the need  to organize them into a cohesive presentation. Having all the software tools available to rapidly show and discuss detailed findings for each case was until now nearly impossible. Casemeeting however makes easy work of preparing for and presenting at tumor board meetings. Automatically, it turns the radiologist's key imaging into slides and sorts them into a short presentation for each patient to be reviewed. The presenter can change the order or remove slides. Most innovative of all, it also allows the presenter to press a button on the screen and instantly return live to the exact same place in the original reading software where the key image was taken, allowing the case to be reviewed in detail by the other clinicians in attendance. Casemeeting solves the problem of efficiently preparing cases and presenting them at tumor board. Mirada will be demonstrating many other advanced applications on its XD3 technology platform, including: Quantitative Response Assessment which allows the user to simultaneously read and quantify an unlimited number of studies acquired over any time period. Mirada provides native support for RECIST, PERCIST, and WHO and the system can be customized to support customer specific treatment response analysis protocols regardless of how many follow up studies are required. Mirada's latest and most powerful CT Lesion Segmentation technology allows a reading clinician to quickly and accurately segment a lesion in a CT scan for the purpose of comparing size, volume and tissue characteristics between scans. This will also support faster and more accurate RECIST type response assessment protocols.