Navigation Links
Columbia licenses novel 3-D organ and tumor segmentation software to Varian Medical Systems
Date:5/17/2013

NEW YORK, NY (May 16, 2013) Columbia University has signed a licensing agreement with Varian Medical Systems for novel imaging software that facilitates 3-D segmentation, the process by which anatomical structures in medical images are distinguished from one anotheran important step in the precise planning of cancer surgery and radiation treatments.

"Organ- and tumor-specific segmentation is fundamental for proper radiation treatment planning and follow-up in cancer patients," said Lawrence Schwartz, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Radiology, Columbia University Medical Center, who has extensive experience in both conventional and novel imaging techniques. "Our algorithms have been developed in response to the growing demand for quantitative imaging techniques that provide more accurate organ/tumor delineation and tumor response criteria. At the Computational Image Analysis Laboratory, led by Binsheng Zhao, DSc, professor of clinical radiology, we have incorporated advanced methodologies to address these needs. Columbia is pleased to have established a relationship with Varian, a manufacturer of treatment devices."

Three-D segmentation of CT and MR images provides a reliable way to identify organs such as the liver, spleen, and kidneys. Determining organ and tumor contours and volumes (including those of primary and metastatic tumors) before, during, and after treatment can be challenging. Accurate and efficient characterization of these diverse structures is necessary to enable noninvasive assessments in clinical practice and clinical trials, as well as in radiation treatment planning.

"Modern radiation treatment planning requires careful delineation of the targeted tissue, as well as the critical structures to be avoided," said Jeff Amacker, senior director of clinical solutions at Varian. "We hope that our collaborative efforts with Columbia University Medical Center's radiology department will lead to improved patie
'/>"/>

Contact: Columbia University Medical Center Office of Communications
cumcnews@columbia.edu
212-305-3900
Columbia University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Communities of Distinctions Presents Air Dates for Columbia, South Carolina
2. EcoVim Food Waste Reduction & Conversion System to Debut at Columbia Business School Symposium
3. Columbia experts at American Assoc. for Cancer Research 2013 Annual Meeting
4. Local Columbia Wellness Clinic, About Your Health, Announces GAPS Diet Practitioner
5. Snowstorms Blanketing the US Causing Major Outbreaks of Dry Skin, Columbia Healing Cream Reveals the Solution
6. Quality Associates to Digitize Confidential Case Files for the District of Columbia Courts
7. Pharmaceutical companies: An $84 million marketing effort in the District of Columbia
8. The Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts (CCTA) Announces Its Theater Program for Special Needs Youth
9. Columbia University Medical Center and NY-Presbyterian experts at APA meeting
10. University of Minnesota licenses Clinical Decision Support technology
11. PolyU Researchers Develop Novel Brain Training Device to Reconnect the Brain and Paralyzed Limb After Stroke
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2014)... To accommodate the ever-growing customer base, Angeldress.co.uk ... trendy items. Recently, the company has unveiled its 2014 ... and elegant wedding gowns, Angeldress.co.uk wants to make sure ... an easy way. Its high quality vintage wedding outfits ... off to 62% off. , Online shopping is becoming ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... More than 60 new GranuFlo ... the past month to a federal multidistrict litigation ... caused by the dialysis concentrate, Bernstein Liebhard LLP ... 15th shows 2,089 cases filed in a federal ... of Massachusetts. These claims were filed on behalf ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... “Cluster headaches are sometimes called ‘Suicide Headaches’ ... resolve,” said Steve Young of Ew Publishing; “I’ve had ... that is more intense.” , “It should be a ... migraines, that medical research is pointing to some relief ... , Serotonin (5-HT, 5-hydroxytryptamine) is a ubiquitous biochemical found ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... Developers and plugin specialist of Final ... transition plugin entitled Transpack Vol. 3 from Pixel Film ... that will add a level of professionalism to any ... Film Studios. “Blurring the line between professional and armature, ... Transpack Vol. 3 returns with over 85 all new ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... OH (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 C8 ... District of Ohio as the list of 20 possible ... been narrowed down to six, reports Wright & Schulte ... chosen from the almost 2500 C8 lawsuits filed that ... or testicular cancer as a result of being exposed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Angeldress.co.uk Launches New Range Of 2014 Vintage Wedding Dresses In Its Online Store 2Health News:Federal GranuFlo Litigation Adds Dozens of Cases Alleging Serious Cardiovascular Injuries, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal GranuFlo Litigation Adds Dozens of Cases Alleging Serious Cardiovascular Injuries, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Federal GranuFlo Litigation Adds Dozens of Cases Alleging Serious Cardiovascular Injuries, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Homeostasis: Equinox Serotonin (5HT) Headache Stories ~ New on the Bryan William Brickner Blog 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios Released Transpack Vol. 3 Plugin Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:C8 Lawsuit Claims Move Forward as Six Possible Cases for Bellwether Trials Selected in DuPont Water Contamination Lawsuits, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:C8 Lawsuit Claims Move Forward as Six Possible Cases for Bellwether Trials Selected in DuPont Water Contamination Lawsuits, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:C8 Lawsuit Claims Move Forward as Six Possible Cases for Bellwether Trials Selected in DuPont Water Contamination Lawsuits, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4
... to a report published in the October issue of ... , a grant-funded program tailored to provide advanced minimally ... helping address shortages of minority faculty members at US ... Diverse Surgeons Initiative (DSI) has helped 86 percent of ...
... Consortium (BCSC) facilities performing breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ... Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) and European Society of Breast ... study in the November issue of the Journal of ... BCSC is a collaborative effort to improve breast cancer ...
... Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C patients who receive ... recurrent hepatitis than those who receive a liver from a ... for black patients who receive a liver from a white ... Hospital in Detroit looked at 165 hepatitis C patients who ...
... Kan. A little self-awareness can help people struggling ... professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas. ... flirting among dating adults, surveying more than 5,100 people ... "Knowing something about the way you communicate attraction says ...
... , SUNDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Heat ... cool environments, a new study has found. University ... underwent a 10-day heat acclimation program achieved increases of ... and cool conditions. In terms of competitive cycling, this ...
... Reporter , FRIDAY, Oct. 29 -- A good marriage ... life and experience less pain, a new study suggests. ... that seems to buffer a patient,s emotional health," said ... the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Diverse surgeons initiative effectively increases underrepresented minorities in academic surgery 2Health News:Majority of community facilities performing breast MRI exams meet ACRIN and EUSOBI technical requirements 2Health News:Self awareness can help people navigate rocky seas of relationships 2Health News:Good Marriages May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients 2Health News:Good Marriages May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014  Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR ), ... statement today in support of President Barack Obama,s ... the global leader in rapid diagnostics for infectious disease, ... to address the serious threat of antibiotic resistance. We ... on initiatives to promote the development of rapid point-of-care ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... LYNBROOK, N.Y. , Sept. 19, 2014  BioSpecifics Technologies ... first in class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX ® ... announced today that BioSpecifics, President, Tom Wegman , will ... BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference. ... at 3:00 p.m. EDT at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014  Over 200 runners participated in the fifth ... Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI), hosted by Radiation Business Solutions. This ... in San Francisco.  "Donations are still ... Radiation Business Solutions, "but at this point, through ... for the ROI this year. This surpasses last year,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Alere Applauds President's Executive Order Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria 2BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. to Present at the 21st Annual BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 2Fifth Annual 5K Run for the Future to Benefit the Radiation Oncology Institute Breaks Attendance, Donation Records 2Fifth Annual 5K Run for the Future to Benefit the Radiation Oncology Institute Breaks Attendance, Donation Records 3
... 4 There is a large and growing,"treatment ... would benefit,from an organ transplant and the number ... medicine markets, according to a new market research,report ... the US, over 97,000 patients were on the ...
... controversial debate over effects of ... Simvastatin vs. Ezetimibe/Simvastatin, CHICAGO, Feb. ... will air on XM Satellite Radio Channel,157 and simulcast ... medical,discussion on the much talked-about ENHANCE (Effect of Combination,Ezetimibe ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Organ Donor Shortage Remains Obstacle for Would-Be Transplant Patients Despite Better Medicine 2ReachMD Broadcasts First-of-its-Kind Physician Peer-Peer Discussion on ENHANCE Trial 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: