Friday, June 26, 2009

Tru-Pan from Imaging Sciences is on the Horizon

Last week at the 3D Imaging Congress, I got a chance to take a look at a new software enhancement from i-Cat called Tru-Pan. The idea behind it is a great one and makes a lot of sense for users of the i-Cat conebeam imaging device.

Normally when using the i-CATVision software, the detection of the arches and "tinkering" to manually create the perfect panoramic image can take somewhere between 12-15 minutes. In a busy office that could be taking several scans a day, this can translate into a serious backlog and time waste.

To the rescue comes Tru-Pan. This software solution is 3 years in the making. It finds that absolute best position in the focal trough for each slice taken during the scan. It then assembles all of those individual images to create a perfect panoramic image in less than a minute.

I saw the software demo and was impressed with the image. Perhaps more impressive to me (being the geek) was how fast the algorithm ran.

The software should be available by the end of July. Contact Imaging Sciences for more info.

Although no one would confirm, I'm speculating this upgrade will also be available to Gendex CB-500 users in the not too distant future.

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