M2S receives Granite State Technology Innovation Grant for improving 3D imaging technology

West Lebanon, NH Feb 17, 2011 – M2S, Inc., a medical image and clinical data management company, announced today that the company has been awarded a Granite State Technology Innovation Grant from the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center. Through this grant, M2S will increase the quality and efficiency of its proprietary 3D imaging technology process. The grant will enhance the technology’s ability to differentiate thrombus, bloodflow and calcification within a 3D model, a quality feature patented by M2S.
The award of this grant supports M2S’s commitment to the development of innovative technologies in the assessment of aortic disease. As the leader in vascular surgery pre-operative treatment planning, long-term patient surveillance, and outcome analysis, M2S is committed to partnering with the strongest minds in order to improve patient care. Through this grant M2S will have the honor to work in collaboration with Dr. Alex Hartov, Professor at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, to develop a fully-automated solution for producing 3D models from CT data in order to deliver highly accurate, standardized anatomical analyses. The accuracy of the 3D model and measurements provided by M2S through its Preview® treatment planning service is crucial for optimal treatment planning and outcomes.
Benefits to the end-users from this project’s enhancements include a more cost-effective vascular procedure planning and patient management system. M2S is at a pivotal point in developing a unified system that will allow physicians to plan treatment, monitor outcomes and identify best practices. At the end of the day M2S is committed to providing quality systems that will improve patient care and reduce health care costs.
The project is set to begin in February 2011. It will utilize M2S’s large database of patient data and Dartmouth’s researchers’ extensive experience in anatomic segmentation and image guided surgery.