31st May 2011

Mirada Showcases Software Integration of PET with MRI at SNM, June 4th – 7th in San Antonio, Texas

World leaders in image registration, Mirada Medical has developed software tools which bring the power of MR-PET fusion imaging to clinical specialists without the requirement of owning a MR-PET scanner. The new MR-PET workflows in Mirada’s XD3 software, will be showcased by the company at the upcoming Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) Annual Meeting June 4th – 7th in San Antonio, Texas. The unique PET/MRI workflow in Mirada’s XD3 oncology software combines fast and powerful trimodal registration of MRI with CT-PET to present a combined diagnostic picture for clinical decision making. Understanding the diverse range of clinical indications that can benefit from combined PET/MRI imaging, Mirada worked with interdisciplinary clinical specialists to ensure those key indications and workflows are supported by XD3. An example of this is the diagnostic workflow for staging patients with head and neck cancer, where the diagnostic power of the MRI for T staging will be complemented by the metabolic information of the PET images for assessing nodal involvement and distance metastasis. With XD3, users can load all MRI sequences with CT-PET and use validated deformable registration to display fused PET with multiple MRI sequences and, if required, an additional multislice CT scan. CEO Hugh Bettesworth says “Even those with access to a hybrid PET/MRI scanner will need powerful software to get most from their cases. For the majority of clinicians who will not be using hybrid equipment, Mirada XD3 will provide exceptional software fusion of their existing reimbursed MRI and PET or CT-PET scans – all of the benefits, available today, and for a fraction of the price”. In addition to diagnostic reading and reporting of PET/MRI and CT-PET, Mirada will also showcase software which enables simple and elegant presentations to be used at tumor boards. Individual patient cases can be sent directly from the XD3 reading application in only a few clicks via Mirada’s Casemeeting product. Casemeeting is a key time-saving tool for multidisciplinary teams, enabling clinicians or technologists to create information-rich presentations on all cases marked for tumor board. Key images, notes, bookmarks and capability for accessing the complete data set are combined in a ready-to-go presentation, with no need for any other presentation software. Mirada will be showcasing the new PET/MRI software and Casemeeting at booth 4027, during the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) Annual Meeting June 4th – 7th in San Antonio, Texas.