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COVIRA: computer vision in radiology

COVIRA provides advanced computer assisted image analysis of information coming from different techniques such as computerised tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MRI), digital subtracted angiography (DSA) and positron emission tomography (PET). Image registration, segmentation and visualisation techniques have been the major achievements in the produced workstations.
Significant advancements have been made, such as algorithms for image registration and segmentation, user interaction, 3-dimensional displays, anatomical atlas representation, cerebral vessel tree reconstruction and radiotherapy planning. Integration of this software into the pilot systems and their clinical validation has been a major achievement of the project. Based on specifications of need put forward by the clinical users themselves in the proposal definition phase, improvements in clinical efficiency and quality of service have been established and partly even quantified, and the level of user acceptance directly expressed. COVIRA will make computer assisted diagnosis and treatment planning more efficient and more effective and will have a major impact on the use of computers in the hospital, and thus on the realisation of telematics technologies.
Software for image segmentation and registration is being commercialised and a software package for radiation therapy planning is being further evaluated by a larger group of clinics.

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Philips Medical Systems Netherlands BV
5680 Best
Netherlands
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