Color MRI Technology
Since inception, one of the Company’s principal business objectives has been to complete the development of and to commercialize the RevColorTM MRI technology. The technology consists of software, which uses various color masks to produce full-color composite images from gray-scale MRI output. The resulting color images can be quickly viewed individually or all together as a “riffle stack”.
A riffle stack consists of the individual MRI images assembled to create a single composite image that contains the data from the individual images. The riffle stack allows a radiologist, using a computer mouse, to page through the images, creating a 3-D appreciation of the colorized MRI output even though the images themselves are not 3-D.
The software program can also segment the data and create a true 3-D image of the area to be examined. For instance, bone, fluid and other tissue displayed in an MRI scan of the head can be electronically eliminated to allow a 3-D rendering of just the brain.
The color images can be transferred to a CD-ROM or other digital storage device, instead of bulky film, for storage or for a patient to take to their referring physician. Because the color images are transferred to digital storage in a standard JPEG format, the color images can be viewed on any PC without the need for special software.