Visualization Technology

  • Visualization Technology
  • Technology
  • The Visualization Technology team are a long-established core group of software engineers and scientists.  They are responsible for providing advanced visualization technology across all modalities and clinical applications for Canon Medical.

    The team works closely with other application and technology groups within Canon Medical to continuously improve and deliver advanced visualization technology to our customers and collaborators.  These technologies transform data from the scanners into images to give medical professionals valuable insight into their patient’s wellbeing.

    To keep them up to date with latest research and technology; this team has a collaborative approach to continuous learning, sharing knowledge gained through personal research and attending international conferences in clinical radiology, computer graphics and GPU technologies.

    Here’s what our employees have to say:

    “Visualization technology has been a core part of what we do here in Edinburgh for over 20 years, yet every day we continue to advance the state of the art and exploit the latest advances in CPU and GPU technology to help our users make amazing and insightful images. “ Steven, Technology Team Lead.

  • See below the latest innovation from the Visualization Technology team

    Global Illumination Rendering

    Global Illumination Rendering is the application of modern photorealistic rendering techniques to medical imaging data.  We simulate the interactions between light and tissues to build up a representation of the illumination within the scene, this illumination data is then used during rendering to generate photorealistic images.  The more complex shadowing from the ambient and directional lights gives the viewer a better understanding of the 3D structures within the scene. 

    The Visualization Technology team has taken advantage of recent advances in GPU technologies and invented efficient data structures and rendering techniques to make interacting with Global Illumination Rendering a real-time experience.