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Fovia Introduces F.A.S.T.® Interactive Segmentation

on November 29, 2015

Dynamic 3D Interactive Segmentation with Real-Time Results

Palo Alto, California, November 29, 2015

Fovia, Inc., the developer of High Definition Volume Rendering® and a world leader in imaging technology, today introduced F.A.S.T.® Interactive Segmentation. This innovation, powered by Fovia’s high performance XStream® HDVR®, provides dynamic, real-time, interactive 3D segmentation. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can quickly create rich visualization applications based on F.A.S.T. Interactive Segmentation in areas such as quantitative imaging, radiation therapy, surgical planning, robotic surgery, 3D Printing and more!

F.A.S.T. Interactive Segmentation easily overcomes common segmentation pain points and time-consuming processes. Prior to F.A.S.T. Interactive Segmentation, radiologists typically segmented regions of interest manually (which could take an hour or more), or relied on “automatic” segmentation algorithms, which are not failsafe, leaving radiologists with the extremely time-consuming task of correcting “automatic” segmentations in 2D, slice-by-slice—or ignoring the results altogether.

F.A.S.T. Interactive 3D Segmentation provides a complete and intuitive interactive experience, enabling a user to quickly and easily segment (and modify “on-the-fly” if necessary) anatomic regions of interest. Continuous control of segmentation parameters and access to instantaneous results via high fidelity 3D rendering allow cases to be accurately segmented, adjusted and analyzed in seconds. Additionally, F.A.S.T. Interactive Segmentation is designed to complement existing, automatic segmentation algorithms, allowing rapid, real-time “clean-up” of data to meet radiologists’ exacting requirements.

Whether used alone or in conjunction with other segmentation algorithms, F.A.S.T. Interactive Segmentation allows physicians to reduce complex case times from hours to seconds, thereby expediting reporting and streamlining diagnoses. F.A.S.T. Interactive Segmentation provides comprehensive interactive feedback of dynamic segmentation results through strategic use of Fovia’s proprietary high performance algorithms. As a result of this groundbreaking implementation, developers can now create innovative segmentation applications that were previously impossible to create.

F.A.S.T. Interactive Segmentation takes advantage of our high fidelity imaging to provide a totally new paradigm for quick, accurate and efficient 3D segmentation,“ said Kevin Kreeger, Ph.D., Vice President of Engineering. “We know that segmentation is a pain point for our OEM customers, and we have created an innovative solution that addresses their most significant issues. Now you simply click on the object you want to segment, move the mouse until you see the results you want, and that’s it!”

See F.A.S.T. Interactive Segmentation at the 101st Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America at McCormick Place, November 29 – December 3, in Chicago (North Building, Hall B, Booth #7510). For more information, click here.

About Fovia:

Fovia is the developer of XStream® HDVR®, a CPU-based, advanced visualization platform that allows its partners in a variety of fields to deliver unparalleled quality, performance and scalability to their customers. Fovia’s XStream HDVR SDK enables F.A.S.T.® development of local, enterprise-wide and remote volumetric rendering workflows, while its XStream HDVR Web SDK, through a client-side interface, enables developers to write advanced visualization applications one time, and distribute them across any web-enabled device. By using Fovia’s innovative and flexible imaging software development kits, companies can streamline their development strategies and bring their own proprietary workflows to market quickly and easily. XStream HDVR delivers high fidelity 2D, 3D, 4D and 5D real-time rendering and can be used in conjunction with Fovia’s 3D printing SDK, RapidPrint®. Fovia is also the developer of F.A.S.T. Interactive Segmentation, which enables a user to quickly, interactively and easily segment anatomic regions of interest in real time.

For additional information and to learn more about commercial, academic or research licensing, visit

Contact Information:
Shay Kilby
866.3D.FOVIA or 415.290.1717
Fax: 650.618.2797

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