Sectra, a Swedish imaging IT company, has made a distribution deal with Touch of Life Technologies, a medical education software developer.
According to the agreement, Touch of Life will integrate its VH Dissector platform, an anatomical reference tool based on the National Library of Medicine’s Visible Human Project, into the Sectra Visualization Table, a multi-touch display tool that allows students to interact with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) images of the human body. The collaboration will give students access to a dataset of 2,000 segmented and annotated anatomical structures.
“The North American market has a large potential for our table. ToLTech has the experience and an extensive customer database in the medical education field and will not only will be the starting point of sales in that territory but will also help strengthen the product with a proven anatomical software,” said Karla Ramirez, business development manager for the Sectra Visualization Table.
The Sectra Visualization Table enables students to zoom, rotate, and cut images and to study the impact of various diseases on their subject. Universities can create their own teaching files with the tool, in addition to using the system’s preloaded demonstration cases. The table runs on the Sectra PACS workstation, which can display high-resolution, full-body scans.