On November 27th, 2016, AnatomyWorks has reached an agreement with NTT Data Services for partnership to further enhance imaging analytics using machine vision that allows radiologists to quantitatively evaluate brain anatomy and compare the results with normal population using collected data.
The partnership with NTT DATA Services will help accelerate the availability and scalability in the cloud for fully automated magnetic resonance image segmentation ad anatomical interpretation tools. The goal of this collaboration is to develop new data-driven tools to assist routine brain image reading through the integration of the large database from NTT DATA Services and our image structuration technologies. Our mission is to make these diffeomorphic image registration tools and the deformable population-based brain atlases available to research and clinical users.
On September 30, 2014, AnatomyWorks was awarded $1M Small Business grant from NIH to develop software to automatically characterized brain anatomical features from MRI data. It will support our novel cloud-base technologies to quantitatively and automatically measures the sizes of various brain structures and compared them with normal and patient data, which is expected to support decision-making of radiologists in daily clinical diagnosis.
On July 1, 2014, AnatomyWorks reached an agreement with NHK Enterprises (NEP) to develop an innovative archive (media and database) that integrate our knowledge about the human body, 3D imaging data, and computer graphics. As our population grows older and with the ever-growing medical costs that now dominates our annual social spending, the importance of prevention of chronic diseases, which are intimately related to our life style (“lifestyle diseases”), is growing. To raise the awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyle and to educate the public about the mechanisms and prevention of the lifestyle diseases, NHK Group is expected to play a crucial role in Japan. The first target of this collaboration is to create a comprehensive set of anatomical objects of the brain, which would consist of the mixture of the volumes, surfaces, and streamlines generated from medical images and anatomical knowledge. In addition, animations would be created based on these objects to explain the brain anatomy, functions and pathology.