Apteryx Inc, Akron, Ohio, a subsidiary of Vancouver, BC-based LED Medical Diagnostics Inc, announced that their XVWeb 3D imaging service has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. XVWeb 3D is designed to provide additional functionality to the company’s XVWeb service platform, providing dental professionals with a wide variety of visualization and diagnostic capabilities for CBCT DICOM data sets via an intuitive web-based interface.

XVWeb’s picture archiving and communication system (PACS) provides state-of-the-art clinical image capture, visualization, analysis and backup as a subscription service. XVWeb subscribers can access all their clinical image data 24/7 from compatible web-connected devices. According to the company, the XVWeb 3D module adds the same level of accessibility and security for patient CBCT image data. All CBCT visualizations, including 3D image rendering, are processed and performed via the cloud and are complimented by a full range of image analysis and annotation tools. In addition, XVWeb 3D provides an efficient process for HIPAA-compliant sharing of patient images between healthcare providers, improving the efficiency of case collaboration in comparison to premise-based software systems.

“We are excited about the impact that the utilization of cloud computing will have on dental imaging and the advances it will bring to comprehensive image acquisition, image management and treatment planning,” stated Kevin Crucs, vice president of research and development for Apteryx Inc. “Our team has developed a unique CBCT SaaS solution that gives clinicians the 3D treatment planning and visualization tools they need for more complex cases in a cloud environment, all while maintaining the exceptional image quality and handling that the industry has come to expect from Apteryx products.”

“XVWeb 3D fundamentally changes the way in which clinicians interact with CBCT datasets,” concluded Dr David Gane, CEO of LED Medical. “The ability to efficiently and securely visualize and share these large data sets without downloading provides unprecedented improvements in workflow flexibility and efficiency, which should have broad market appeal.”