FiatLux receives FDA clearance for advanced viz application

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FiatLux Imaging has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the new release of Visualize, its medical imaging application, which is based on video game technology, to create 2D/3D images from CT and MRI scans.

Using the functionality of DirectX game programming protocols, engineers have created a medical image analysis tool for use by physicians anywhere, anytime, according to the Redmond, Wash.-based company.

FiatLux Imaging CEO Mary Frances Feider said that harnessing the power and superior graphics capability of game technology for use in the medical imaging field brings a new level of affordable quality and accessibility to physicians and their patients.

The company said that Visualize runs on off-the-shelf PCs and laptops with standard graphics cards, and is now available for purchase at under $3,000. The approach potentially broadens the use of 3D/2D image post-processing in surgical planning and patient consultation.