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iTomography provides Computed Tomography (CT) algorithms, software, and services. Our proprietary 3D imaging products are used by CT and microCT scanner manufacturers and end-users of CT scanners to improve image quality, reduce or eliminate artifacts, accelerate image reconstruction, and decrease scan time.

August 2019 - Prof. Alexander Katsevich, iTomography CTO, presented a plenary talk at the Conference: Modern Challenges in Imaging In the Footsteps of Allan MacLeod Cormack - On the Fortieth Anniversary of his Nobel Prize (August 5-9, 2019, Tufts University).  The conference program can be found here.

July 2019 - Dr. Michael Bungo, iTomography Co-Chief Medical Officer, a professor at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston and former director of the Johnson Space Center’s Space Biomedical Research Institute, was interviewed by Houston Chronicle: "MISSION MOON - Scientists have learned a lot about how space travel affects human health. It’s not a pretty picture".

June 2019 - iTomography presented three joint papers at Fully3D - 15th International Meeting on Fully Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (June '19) in Philadelphia, PA, USA.  Two of the papers demonstrate results of iTomography's development for Rapiscan Systems (the leading security scanner manufacturer) and one for Varian Medical Systems (the leading radiotherapy equipment manufacturer).

October 2018 - iTomography successfully completed a commercial trial of our iTomoKFBP CT image reconstruction workflow based on the Katsevich exact helical reconstruction algorithm for a Supermajor oil company. The trial included performing  image reconstructions of rock cores.  The parties are planning an expanded collaboration in 2019.
 

July 2018 - Prof. Alexander Katsevich, iTomography CTO, presented at the 2018 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference a joint iTomography - Aramco Services Company paper on the topic of: "High-Quality 3-D MicroCT Imaging of Source Rocks – Novel Methodology to Measure and Correct for X-Ray Scatter". (Click here for a copy of the URTeC 2902457 paper).

May 2018 - Prof. Alexander Katsevich, iTomography CTO, presented at the Ninth International Conference "Inverse Problems: Modeling and Simulation" on the topic of "A local approach to resolution analysis of image reconstruction in tomography".

December 2017 - Dr. Michael Frenkel, iTomography President & CEO, presented at the 2017 SPWLA Houston Chapter Software Show on the topic of "iTomography’s Disruptive MicroCT 3D Image Reconstruction Workflows and Software for Digital Rock Applications" and demonstrated the iTomo® CT imaging platform.

October 2017 - Prof. Alexander Katsevich, iTomography CTO, recognized by the University of Central Florida during the university’s inaugural Luminary Award presentations for making an impact on the world. (Click here for the full story.)

August 2017 – iTomography Corporation jointly with Aramco, NIST, and Univ. of Delaware presented a paper at the 2017 Annual Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts in Vienna, Austria.

July 2017 – iTomography Corporation, jointly with RadiaBeam Technologies and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to present at the 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference. 

June 2017 – iTomography's patent 9,691,167 titled "Systems, apparatus and methods for collecting and storing raw scan data and software for performing data processing, image reconstruction and interpretation" is issued by USPTO.

January 2017 – Bruker and iTomography Corporation today announced they have entered into a multi-year license agreement for the patented technology invented by Dr. Alexander Katsevich, iTomography’s Chief Technology Officer and a professor at the University of Central Florida. This will give Bruker non-exclusive rights to the software for performing CT imaging using the theoretically exact image reconstruction algorithm iTomo®. In the near-term, exact helical reconstruction will be available on number of SkyScan™ instruments produced by Bruker microCT. 


Dr. Michael Frenkel, CEO of iTomography, stated: “Bruker is a leading worldwide provider of microCT imaging systems, and we are proud to have iTomography’s disruptive CT technologies utilized by Bruker’s customers worldwide for biomedical, pre-clinical, material science, geological, and other applications. iTomography believes that practical utilization of licensed technologies will improve the quality of imaging and expand the spectrum of applications of microtomography and nanotomography scanners.”
 

Dr. Alexander Sasov, CEO of Bruker microCT, stated: “Our goal is to provide researchers with the best imaging instruments. Using licensed exact helical reconstruction algorithms allow significant improvement in 3D metrological accuracy of results and offer various enhancements in application areas to satisfy the needs of our customers”.  (Click here for full press release.)

October 2016 – iTomography is proud to report that Prof. Alexander Katsevich, iTomography’s CTO, won The 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for his work in customizing the Katsevich Algorithm for fast helical scanning of whole tree logs in collaboration with the Italian imaging equipment manufacturer Microtec, whose CEO Federico Giudiceandrea is a co-recipient of this prestigious prize.  The recipients will receive the award from the King of Sweden at a ceremony in Stockholm this October.

 

Through collaboration with iTomography and by utilizing our proprietary 3D image reconstruction technologies, Microtec was empowered to design and build an industry-leading whole tree log CT scanner, which produces high quality images and has throughput of 120 meters/minute, to keep pace with modern sawing lines. This industry recognition is a strong example of how commercial collaboration between iTomography and CT equipment manufacturers can result in great technical achievements and competitive advantages. (Click here for full press release.)

Prof. Alexander Katsevich, iTomography's CTO (left),  and His Majesty the King of Sweden (right).

April 2016 – FEI (part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) licensed iTomography's technology for performing CT imaging using the Katsevich theoretically exact image reconstruction algorithm iTomo®. In the near-term, exact helical reconstruction will be available on FEI's Heliscan microCT instrument.

March 2016 – Joint iTomography-NIH paper "Hybrid Local Tomography Image Reconstruction Algorithm and Its Diagnostic Accuracy for Evaluating Coronary Arteries with Calcified Plaque and Stents" to be published and presented at the 4th International Conference on Image Formation in X-Ray CT (July 2016, Bamberg, Germany).

January 2016  iTomography's patent titled "Systems, apparatus and methods for collecting and storing raw scan data and software for performing data processing, image reconstruction and interpretation" is issued by USPTO.

 

October 2015 – An article describing iTomography's technologies in The Innovator. Click here for more.

 

September 2015 – iTomography and ZEISS presented a joint paper on Micro-CT imaging of rock cores at the 2015 Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technology Conference in Houston. Click here for more.

 

July 2015 – iTomography’s proprietary and patented CT image reconstruction technology (iTomoLT) performed well during the first stage of the extended population validation study for cardiac applications performed independently by the NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) with support from Toshiba.  The technology demonstrated significant overall improvement in diagnostic accuracy with the LT-based reconstruction algorithm, including in regions with calcified plaque.  There was also increased reader confidence, particularly in calcified vessels and stented segments.  A joint NHLBI-iTomography-Toshiba paper titled Diagnostic Accuracy of a Novel Hybrid Local Tomography Image Reconstruction Algorithm for Evaluating Coronary Arteries with Calcified Plaque and Stents presented at the 10th Annual Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas in July 2015.

 

April 2015 – iTomography closed a Series A Round of financing with an investment from the University of Central Florida.

 

January 2015 – iTomography’s CTO Professor A. Katsevich has been elected to the Editorial Board of Inverse Problems, a prestigious interdisciplinary journal combining mathematical and experimental papers on inverse problems with numerical and practical approaches to their solution.

 

December 2014  iTomography has commenced an IRB-approved clinical study of new iTomography CT imaging products for neuroimaging applications in collaboration with the Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

 

November 2014  iTomography executed an agreement and initiated a project with a leading microtomography (Micro-CT) manufacturer to test and implement one of iTomography’s proprietary computed tomography (CT) image reconstruction algorithms on the manufacturer’s scanners.  Applications will include geoscienses, such as rock core analysis for the oil and gas industry, as well as ex vivo imaging.

 

September 2014 – iTomography closed a Series A financing with an investment from Memorial Hermann Health System

 

June 2014 – Dr. Michael Bungo's (Co-Chief Medical Officer) work recognized at the 2014 Annual Meeting of The American Astronautical Society as "One of the most compelling results from the International Space Station in 2013".  Click here for more.

 

May 2014 – iTomography 's CTO Professor A. Katsevich, jointly with Professor T. Schuster of Saarland University, received funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a project on vector tomography. Previously, Professor Katsevich received the Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship for the period 2005 – 2008 to work with Professor F. Natterer, and for the summer of 2012 – to work with Professor T. Schuster.

 

April 2014 – iTomography executed a Research Support Agreement with NeuroLogica (a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.) to initiate testing of a proprietary CT image reconstruction algorithm in the Texas Medical Center in Houston in collaboration with UTHealth.

 

March 2014 – iTomography executed an agreement with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to initiate joint extended population validation studies for cardiac applications of our iTomoLT product utilizing a top-tier CT scanner with support from Toshiba Medical Research Institute, USA.

 

February 2014 – iTomography presented clinical trial results to the Memorial Hermann Physician Network's Radiology Clinical Progam Committee.

 

December 2013 – iTomography executed a Patent License Agreement and a Master Services Agreement with a Microtec GmbH, a manufacturer of CT equipment for analysis of timber.  The agreements included a license to certain patents as well as R&D and implementation support from iTomography.  The project was completed in 2014.

 

September 2013 – Houstonia Magazine recognizes Dr. Alan Cohen, iTomography's Co-Chief Medical Officer, as one of Houston’s Top Vascular & Interventional Radiologists.

 

August 2013 – iTomography closed a Seed Round of financing with an investment from Memorial Hermann Health System.

 

May 2013 - iTomography profiled in "The Innovator", a University of Central Florida Office of Technology Transfer publication. 

 

January 2013 – iTomography and the University of Central Florida executed a Patent License Agreement by which iTomography obtains an exclusive license to Prof. Alexander Katsevich’s UCF patent portfolio.

 

 

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