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Medis Presents QIvus 2.0 with Support for Tissue Characterization and for OCT

Medis today released version 2.0 of its quantitative analysis software solution QIvus for intravascular ultrasound. The new version of the software makes it possible to review and analyze IVUS studies with tissue characterization data that visualize plaque and to also review and analyze optical coherence tomography (OCT) studies.

“This version of QIvus 2.0 enables medical professionals to quickly analyze data acquired with different intravascular imaging modalities,” said Hans Reiber, President and CEO of Medis medical imaging systems. “The software gives them the tools to analyze image runs with a minimum of effort and to get more out of the data that is already available to them.”

QIvus minimizes the need to edit automatically detected contours, which drastically reduces the time needed to obtain validated results from the large number of grayscale or OCT images. Analyzing IVUS or OCT image data sets becomes a matter of minutes.

This means that important data, such as plaque burden results in IVUS images can be obtained quickly and easily. In a similar way, the software provides detection of stent struts in OCT images, allowing assessment of stent malapposition and neo-intima formation.

For those who have data sets with tissue characterization available, QIvus 2.0 also offers the option to view and analyze the areas marked as plaque and calculate the distribution of the various plaque components. The software supports both Boston Scientific iMap™ and Volcano® VH® data sets. The iMap and VH data can be reviewed alongside the grayscale image data, and analyzed just as quickly.

All in all, the new QIvus 2.0 offers fast, accurate and reliable quantitative analysis for more types of intravascular image data sets.