June 9, 2008 David Fritz Multi-modal table discussion

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  • T-conn Ferenc Jolesz, Ehud Schmidt, Dan Kacher, Jim Davis
  • Agenda Table for multi-modal use, to transfer between stations, compatible with modalities
  • Radiation Therapy Planning ->PET/CT, MR
    • Jim Davis told Clare Tempany that he is excited
    • Jim Balter (Michigan) to be chief of physics at BWH or else we will help them set up image-guided center
    • Software development for planning,
    • motion detection,
    • non-rigid registration
  • Jim talking to vascular business
    • Bud DeGraf (business development)
    • Michelle Gremot
    • Jean-Michelle
    • ?? Christian - sub system
    • Yan Delmos - went to Maquet to learn about solution
  • Must convince Omar and Pascal Witz (GE France) to fund project
    • GE Lost major deal at France show site (Mosseil?)
    • SUNY ?? hospital will not buy MR without XMR table
    • Number of deals on table = 10, multi-room deal -> 15-20 modalities
    • More no quotes since there is no solution
    • Lost revenue?
    • Market potential of MR compatible anesthesia
      • Datex-Omeda, Maquette
  • Plan for AMIGO
    • First OEC 9900
    • Later install Innova when table/software is ready
  • GE wants image fusion, absolute thermometry, tissue tracking
    • Navigation system = GE Nav = weakest element in GE
    • Slicer for research, registration, segmentation, rigid/non-rigid registration, 3D model display
  • Jim Miller (GRC) => Slicer algorithms incorporated into AW and other products (as well as Medtronics, Philips)
  • 2D to 3D registration with Innova and OEC (Ron Van Janko)
  • Disconnect between understanding product line integration VS financial accounting and staffing. Need transparency in GE organization. Cross over in matrix organization.
    • PET/CT, Nav, Vascular
  • Applications coming in phasing
  • Funding
    • $2M paid for 3T MR scanner
    • Head of engineering to use the funds for development
    • No team in place, only Chris Unger.
    • HEI funds for PET/CT unknown
  • MGH- 16 channel CT upgraded to 64 channel
  • didn't modify room to connect to MR
  • Justification - Back problems from rebedding, bariatric, aging
  • Design to universal solution
    • Problem - unlike MR, most modalities cannot undock.
      • Need receiver to plug into Innova and PET/CT
  • Follow-up meeting in Boston
    • Priorities (immediate, vs can wait)
    • June 23-24
    • Start via t-conn before that