Viewers and Decision Support

  • Clinical Cockpits
  • Technology
  • Core Imaging
  • Technology
  • The Cockpits team was formed in 2016 with the mission to investigate and realise the potential of clinical cockpits in next generation healthcare.  Cockpits are designed to aid physicians and other clinical specialists by providing the right information at the right time.

    Clinical data is brought together to provide the physician with an intelligent, intuitive and user friendly interface, giving the physician visibility of their patient’s data in one place to prepare for individual consultations.

    The highly skilled and motivated software engineers and clinical specialists work closely with international clinical collaborators and colleagues in the US and Japan. The team currently work on a number of projects ranging from initial concept through the full research and development lifecycle to final product release. They are supported by a network of technical and clinical experts in Edinburgh and through the family of Canon Medical companies worldwide.

    Here’s what our employees have to say:

    "Working in the Cockpits team has provided me with the opportunity to make a real difference to patients' lives by developing software that helps clinicians make better diagnosis, treatment plans, outcomes and ultimately patient happiness". Paul, Senior Software Engineer

    "I have the opportunity to work with and support a great team, solving real world problems in an exciting and vibrant environment. It doesn’t get any better!" Derek, Technical Manager

  • See the latest innovations from the Clinical Cockpits team

    The Abierto Cockpit

    The Abierto Cockpit interfaces with information systems in hospitals providing a single view of their patient’s data in one place, enabling physicians to make clinical decisions at each point in their patient’s journey. The cockpit is viewed with a timeline giving physicians quick and intuitive access to their patients latest and historical clinical information.

  • Core Imaging is a long established team of product managers, clinical specialists, engineers and testers all working together on Core Imaging as a program of work.  Their focus is on the supply of medical imaging functionality as well as integration with a variety of products, such as Clinical Cockpits.

    They are responsible for product development and release of imaging components and all associated medical regulatory submissions. The team have been primarily focussed on the development of a multi-modality viewer, which allows images from various modalities to be viewed simultaneously.

    They work closely with local teams in Edinburgh and with international colleagues in Japan, USA and Europe on continuously improving the development of medical viewing components and products.

    To keep them up to date with the latest methodologies and development techniques the team have opportunities to attend international conferences and training courses as well as weekly internal training talks.

    Here’s what our employees have to say:

    "Working within the Core Imaging team at Canon Medical Research Europe is both challenging and stimulating. We have the opportunity to work with state of the art technology allowing us to produce products that make a difference to people’s lives, which for me is an important element." Alan, Technical Manager

    "Working at Canon Medical has not only lead to intriguing areas in both software and medicine, but has also been a thoroughly enjoyable experience for me due its fantastic work culture." Sam, Software Engineer

    "Working at Canon Medical has given me the chance to work with some tremendously talented software engineers and clinical experts, developing software that makes a genuine difference to people's lives." Alasdair, Software Engineer

  • See the latest innovations from the Core Imaging team


    Multi-Modality Viewer is a medical image viewer application, available as part of a wider medical device platform. The application allows clinicians, radiologists and specialists to display, navigate, manipulate and quantify medical images obtained from MRI, CT, CR, DX, RF, RG, XA, PET and PET-CT modalities.

    The Multi-Modality Viewer provides an overview of the study and facilitates side-by-side comparisons, allows clinicians to record evidence and return to previous evidence including prior imaging studies, and provides easy access to other platform applications for further analysis.

    Global Illumination Rendering in MMViewer

    Global Illumination is an innovation in radiology which applies photorealistic rendering to medical imaging data.

    The interactions between light and tissues are simulated to build up a representation of the illumination within the scene.  The complex shadowing from the ambient and directional lights gives a powerful depth cue, bringing images to life and giving the viewer an improved understanding of the 3D structures within the scene. During rendering, illumination data enhances 3D images and generates a more photorealistic view of the human anatomy, enhancing 3D.

    3D View Segmentation

    Segmentation allows radiologists to define multiple segmentation domains per data volume. Segmentation domains can be assigned to particular are of tissue or organ allowing radiologists to visualize and adjust entire volumes and/or parts of image volumes. The segmentation in MMViewer can be manual, semi-automatic or automatic enabling table data within an image volume to be automatically removed. Only the body of the patient is then visible for the user to select only the bone or tissue from a patient’s anatomy.