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Ziosoft/Qi to Showcase 4D Imaging Technology at Radiology Congress


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 21 -- Ziosoft/Qi Imaging, the leader in supercomputing visualization and functional analytics, will showcase the company’s PhyZiodynamics inVivo technology at the annual Radiology Society of North America Congress being held November 27 – December 1, 2011 in Chicago. This quantitative intelligent technology enables true fidelity 4D (3D in motion) and the gateway to 5D (functional analytics of motion) imaging. The company will host live demonstrations throughout show hours and congress attendees will be able to navigate interactively with a “live” beating heart, contrast perfused brain tumor and other anatomy.

“The ability to produce true fidelity 4D images with such incredible accuracy provides the basis for us to take it to the next level of applying functional analytics,” said E. Brian Butler, MD, professor and chairman of Radiation Oncology, The Methodist Hospital, Houston. “Ziosoft is being utilized in a 3D, 4D, 5D visualization environment called Plato’s CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment). Using deformable registration software technology, Ziosoft is able to provide significant motion coherence and noise reduction. This is going to allow us to move into additional dimensions such as 5D.”

PhyZiodynamic inVivo technology applies supercomputing to patient care. The open standard architecture of this powerful software can be used with any DICOM imaging modality including CT, MR, PET and others. It allows multiple concurrent users per server throughout the enterprise system, enabling appropriate, actionable outcomes across the patient continuum.

“So often we see multiple silos throughout a patient’s care,” said Rob Royea, president and COO of Ziosoft/Qi imaging. “We believe it is imperative to be both vendor and modality agnostic, and to deliver highly accurate medical image information directly to the point of patient care. The ability to provide, for the first time, quantitative intelligence, derived from data in motion, provides a flashpoint in the acceleration of well patient care.”

The company will also be presenting MR cardiac strain analysis and CT electrophysiology analysis as a works in progress (WIP). New enhancements to the Ziostation software platform will be featured as well. These include a lesion management tool for oncology (WIP) and enhanced vessel analysis which can be used with customized protocols as defined by the user.

Ziosoft recently joined the NantWorks family of technologies led by visionary Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD. Ziosoft has been renamed Qi Imaging - referring to the “Quantitative Intelligent” image data that is automatically generated from fourth dimensional motion imaging, as well as referring to the Chinese understanding of the life force. The name Ziosoft will be retained in Japan where the company has a large share of the advanced visualization market with more than 2,000 Ziostation systems installed.

NantWorks LLC is combining several technology businesses into a single entity for the purpose of bringing the digital revolution to the service of healthcare, education, science and the justice system, as well as taking digital entertainment to an entirely new level. Since selling the two companies he founded – American Pharmaceutical Partners in 2008 and Abraxis BioScience in 2010 – Soon-Shiong has invested in excess of $400 million acquiring and developing numerous digital technologies.

About NantWorks

NantWorks LLC was recently founded and led by Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD. Its mission is to converge semiconductor technology, supercomputing, advanced networks and augmented intelligence to transform how we work, play and live. Early applications will be in the fields including scientific research and healthcare. For more information, see http://www.nantworks.com .

About Qi Imaging LLC (formerly Ziosoft, Inc.)

Founded in 1998, the company is part of the NantWorks LLC familyof technologies. It is a recognized leader in functional imaging visualization software to benefit clinicians, patients and healthcare specialists. The company’s supercomputing, 3D-5D advanced visualization software provides a wide array of diagnostic tools at any chosen location. With more than 2,000 systems installed worldwide, the Ziostation system from Qi Imaging offers state-of-the-art technology to produce superb 3D-4D image quality, helping clinicians to make faster and more confident diagnoses. For further information, visit http://www.qiimaging.com.

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Source: Qi Imaging

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