Segasist's pioneering Reconcillio platform promises dramatic boosts in
productivity and treatment accuracy
TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Segasist Technologies, a Canadian
software company developing next-generation image contouring platforms
for biomedical applications, announced today that it will soon launch
its ground-breaking auto-contouring software, "Reconcillio". Its
automated capabilities build consensus among clinical experts about the
exact boundaries of tumours and also checks their consistency.
Segasist Technologies will release the first version of "Reconcillio" at
the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 2011 meeting in
Miami Beach, Florida, October 2-4. This initial release is intended for
research and training.
Unlike other contouring software, Reconcillio can automatically generate
consensus contours for any medical image - without requiring multiple
clinicians to delineate the same image.
"Contouring is delineating tumours/organs in any medical image,"
explains Dr. Hamid Tizhoosh, the CEO of Segasist Technologies,
"different doctors simply contour differently. Even the same doctor may
contour the same image differently, if observed for a second time. This
is a real problem that hinders quality control. If several doctors are
available to contour the same image, then a 'consensus contour' could
be built. However, this is not a realistic solution, for we don't have
the luxury of multiple doctors treating/diagnosing the same patient."
Indeed, the inter-observer variability is sometimes so drastic that
experts may agree on only 50% of the total delineated target volume or
"Building consensus is pivotal for reducing the variability" says
Tizhoosh, "Reconcillio, for the first time, enables us to do this for a
given expert without depending on explicit contouring by their
colleagues. Reconcillio can also help decrease intra-observer
variability by verifying the consistency of the same user using the
information of previous cases contoured by that user."
Providing "Consistent Contours" for doctors is another striking feature
of Reconcillio. Using the archived information of each user to point to
inconsistencies has not been possible before.
"We believe the concepts behind Reconcillio will revolutionize the
contouring landscape in medical imaging," says Tizhoosh, "There is much
this technology can do to assist clinicians. So establishing a quality
framework for efficient and accurate image analysis is our ultimate
goal, and Reconcillio is our significant and decisive step in that
Visit Segasist at ASTRO 2011, Hall D, Booth #617.
For more information contact Dr. Hamid R. Tizhoosh, (647) 260-7834 or
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For further information:
Dr. Hamid R. Tizhoosh, (647) 260-7834 or visit http://www.segasist.com.