Convergent was founded in 2007. At that time, studies from PET/CT and SPECT/CT hybrid scanners could only be read on scanner vendor platforms and the need existed for enterprise wide fusion software systems. Convergent developed the UniSyn™ image fusion module to address this need and debuted a prototype at the RSNA trade show. In the same year, Convergent announced a relationship with Intelerad Medical Systems to supply its fusion module as a PACS plugin for distribution to Intelerad’s customers. Since then, Convergent developed and sells a standalone fusion and nuclear medicine processing workstation with enterprise DICOM connectivity, in addition to the PACS plugin. Convergent products now serve thousands of imaging professionals in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Convergent Imaging Solutions is based in Ottawa, Canada.
Mathew A. Thomas BSc, MSc
President and Founder
Mathew has spent his entire career in medical physics and imaging, beginning with his first job as a medical physicist developing and improving radiation planning therapy software. He then worked at a teleradiology startup, then was the R&D Director for a gamma camera startup, where he directed all development activities to deliver a complete camera within two years. He then moved on to Philips, where he was assigned the role of Software Architect and Development Manager of both the Philips Gemini PETCT and Precedence SPECTCT scanners. He delivered both successfully before leaving Philips to join Intelerad as its Software Director, managing the development and growth of the Intelerad PACS, while working part time developing image fusion software for Convergent. Convergent and Intelerad formed a partnership in 2008, and Mathew left to focus solely on Convergent in 2012. Mathew’s skills include software design, project management, medical device regulatory affairs, scanner image acquisition systems, motion control, embedded software design, radiation therapy planning, DICOM databases and enterprise PACS.
Borys Krynyckyi, MD
Dr. Krynyckyi is the chief Nuclear Medicine Physician at Personal Care Molecular Imaging, Wall NJ. He has been working with Convergent since 2008, providing invaluable insight and guidance on the clinical workflow and priorities for physicians who read PET/CT images.
Chris Henri, PhD
Chris Henri is a Medical Physicist and one of the three founders of Intelerad Medical Systems, a worldwide leader in distributed PACS, where he has the role of Chief Technology Officer. Chris guides the evolution of the fusion module by providing Convergent with the perspectives and needs of Intelerad’s PACS customers.