Imaging software gives doctors a new diagnostic tool


DECATUR - If video game fiends can conference over headsets to rally against a band of mutants in a high-tech virtual dungeon, it only makes sense that doctors should be able to fight disease while working from a high-tech virtual image of a patient's heart, brain or colon.

Doctors at Decatur Memorial Hospital are doing just that with Tera-Recon software, a program that translates a high-resolution helical CT scan into a three-dimensional computer image they can manipulate in countless ways. Essentially, it puts the pieces of the puzzle back together, said Dave Overlot, executive director of radiology.

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