Mevion Medical Systems
Mevion Medical Systems provides radiation therapy systems used to treat cancer. The company’s flagship product, the MEVION S250™ Proton Therapy System, makes proton therapy available to more patients by lowering the cost of the treatment dramatically. Nearly every piece of the new system requires software development and those systems need to work together. Mevion brought ICS in to assist in completing the software development and testing to ensure a timely filing for FDA clearance. See full success story here.
Founded in 1992, HEALTHCAREfirst® is the leading technology and services company dedicated exclusively to serving Home Health Care and Hospice Care agencies. To better serve its customers, HEALTHCAREfirst turned to ICS to develop a prototype for a new user interface for an embedded device for homebound healthcare patients. This device features an intuitive touchscreen driven user interface designed for ease of use by non-technical, non-medical users. External deadlines required ICS to perform quickly. From initial planning to completion, ICS was able to create the prototype in less than three weeks.
Med Man Simulations' Gas Man
Med Man Simulations’ Gas Man® software application is the training and simulation tool for Anesthesiologists all over the world. Medical students use it to train on the effect of various agents on patients, while professionals use it in simulation mode to select the optimal anesthesia for difficult situations. The last time the simulation algorithms were changed, the changes were the subject of Abstracts presented at national meetings.
Luminaries (E.I. Eger, S. Shafer) and the originator (J. Philip) have used Gas Man to teach the many subtleties of anesthesia that could never be studied in patients. Gas Man was originally written in Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) and was delivered on both Windows and MacOS. Since the end-of-life of MFC on MacOS, it ended new versions on that platform. ICS rewrote Gas Man using Qt and ported it to MacOS and Linux. During this effort, ICS also updated the user interface and made several improvements to better conform with the Mac application look and feel.
ViTAL Images is a leading provider of enterprise-wide advanced visualization and analysis software solutions for computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) image data. Its flagship application, Vitrea®, was built using Qt 2.0 and used Python as part of its build system. Market driven requirements for 64-bit support made it necessary to migrate their code base to a more recent version of Qt. To maximize developer productivity and application performance, ViTAL's engineering team selected Visual Studio 2005 with the Intel C++ 9.1 compiler suite. ICS ported this one million+ line application, with over seven-hundred separate Qt project files, to this new development environment in a little over four months.
Tomographix IP Ltd. develops and markets Quantiva™, advanced medical image analysis software for high performance 3D image display, automatic rigid and deformable/elastic image registration with fusion and quantitative analysis. For example, Quantiva is unique in its ability to fuse positron emission tomography (PET) and computerized tomography (CT) scans with large spatial mismatches, providing a more accurate and informative image for healthcare professionals. Tomographix engaged ICS to help complete and polish the Quantiva user interface (UI). In that role, ICS implemented custom UI behaviors from standard Qt components, integrated Qt's DOM parser to read and generate proprietary XML databases and used Qt's OpenGL classes to render user modifiable polygons.
Abbott Labs is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to discovering new medicines, new technologies and new ways to manage health. One of its products, a device used by laboratories to analyze blood, was developed using a proprietary GUI toolkit that although originally suitable, was viewed now as a significant constraint to the ongoing evolution of the device. Consequently, Abbott decided to replace this toolkit with the Qt C++ framework. To speed this process, Abbott engaged with ICS to develop the replacement application. Additionally, ICS helped guide Abbott engineers in implementing best approaches to integrating Qt into their application.