"Prostate biopsies can be inconclusive – the ability to compare cases can significantly improve the decision process," said Dr. Robert Monroe, pathologist and chief medical officer of BioImagene Inc. "Visuvi's visual search is a significant element both for quantitative and qualitative analysis in cancer diagnosis."
Visuvi uses Java as a development platform and developed a JavaFX solution as a front-end to integrate visual search into PathXchange and other image databases in a simple and effective way, offering developers the opportunity to create new solutions based on the Visuvi API.
"Developing technology solutions which make a difference is a core mission of Visuvi," said Christopher Boone, president and CEO of Visuvi. "Imaging is at the core of medical research and clinical diagnoses. Visuvi's medical image search will become a major contributor in enabling better patient care, improving diagnostic analyses and reducing healthcare costs."
Visuvi's visual search solutions leverages Sun technologies to deliver the quantitative information required to improve concordance in medical diagnoses. "We are excited to see how Visuvi, a startup in a very complex domain, uses leading Sun software technologies including Java and Open Storage, as well as Sun hardware to run their large database and search solutions," said Juan Carlos Soto, vice president of marketing, Cloud Computing, Sun. "We value the opportunity to be part of something that directly impacts the lives of so many people and helps advance medical technology."
Visuvi presented visual search in digital pathology at the JavaOne Conference on Friday, June 5, 2009, in the General Session hosted by James Gosling. See the presentation at http://tinyurl.com/Visuvi-JavaOne starting at minute 19:20.
Visuvi Inc., a privately held company based in Redwood City, Calif., maintains an index of images on the Internet and develops targeted visual search engine solutions for a wide range of vertical applications in medicine, e-commerce and general purpose visual search. For more Information about Visuvi visit 'http://www.visuvi.com'.
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PathXchange ('http://www.pathxchange.org') is a vendor-neutral, not-for-profit Web site for the global pathology community, promoting digital pathology. PathXchange brings the field of pathology into the digital age with Web 2.0 features designed to promote exchange of pathological cases, ideas, knowledge, information, products, and services. PathXchange is sponsored by BioImagene, a leader in providing innovative digital pathology solutions for clinical diagnostics and drug discovery.