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Global Illumination is a new revolutionary 3D/4D rendering technique to help provide a more photorealistic view of human anatomy. Users can stay at the forefront of their industry by using new cutting-edge real-time photorealistic rendering techniques delivered by Global Illumination, share findings more easily with both Multi-Disciplinary Teams and patients as well as seamlessly integrate photorealistic images into routine clinical workflow.


  • Photorealistic: Global Illumination rendering uses complex lighting and shading techniques to provide photorealistic imaging.
  • Greater detail: Improve your understanding of image content, such as anatomy, spatial relationships, and lesion identification, through the greater detail that Global Illumination rendering offers than in traditional volume rendering.
  • Real time & interactive: Real-time image manipulation and editing enables you to quickly segment and edit anatomy – without disrupting clinical workflow.



  • Improved communication and collaboration with non-radiology physicians: Using outstanding photorealistic imaging allows for effective sharing and education across MDTs and cross-facility departments. Conveying information outside of Radiology has never been easier.
  • Improved image understanding and application by the non-radiologist physician: Global Illumination rendering is a tool to cross over to new clinical domains, for example, forensic imaging. It also potentially aids in surgical planning and oncology.



  • Integrated into existing workflow: Global Illumination rendering works on standard hardware so you can get the benefits of photorealistic 4D image rendering in routine clinical workflow with no added time or effort.
  • New use cases: Images generated with Global Illumination rendering enhances communication when used with existing tools, and has the potential to add value and change the way reporting is done today.
  • Surgical planning: Global Illumination rendering has promising use in aiding surgical planning and complementing benefits of 3D printing*.

* The output 3D anatomical model is not for diagnostic use

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Customer testimonials

“Right now, we use [Global Illumination] on a daily base. We use [Global Illumination] on a routine basis for all MSK cases and for all forensics cases.”

Prof. Alain Blum, CHRU Nancy

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“Global Illumination is a real breakthrough when it comes to visualization of radiological images.”


Prof. Mathias Prokop, Radboud UMC

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“What I think is very cool about Global Illumination is that you’ve brought the technology from the film industry and game industry into clinical practice to show the anatomy of patients.”

Dr. Ewoud Smit, Radboud UMC

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“The new age of Advanced Visualization”

Prof. Alain Blum from CHRU Nancy introduces us to “The new age of Advanced Visualization” with Global Illumination Rendering. 
Throughout the lecture, Prof. Blum highlights the clinical value of multiple Canon technologies, including the use of Global Illumination rendering in both 3D and 4D imaging in a variety of clinical and forensic scenarios.

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