New ultrasound packages offer superior image quality for every use case
BOSTON, Mass. and STOCKHOLM, Sweden – November 21, 2013 – At RSNA, ContextVision will debut four real-time ultrasound image enhancement packages as part of its US PLUSView Family. The packages, optimized for individual application areas will ultimately provide medical professionals with enhanced diagnostic confidence. Elements of the four packages (women’s health, general imaging, cardiovascular and point of care) include superior speckle reduction, edge enhancement, efficient line connectivity and higher grayscale contrast, enabling direct, focused enrichment of selected image features.
The US PLUSView Family will include packages for ultrasound imaging in women’s health, general imaging, cardiovascular and point of care.
- Women’s health – With excellent homogenization of soft tissue as well as greater contrast and edge enhancement, imaging professionals are able to better detect lesions in soft tissue during breast examinations. For more reliable measurements of a fetus, the women’s health package provides clear lines and edge conspicuity for greater diagnostic confidence.
- General imaging – Increased line connectivity and homogeneity included in the general imaging package allows for easier detection of lesions and visualization of renal pyramids. Efficient grayscale contrast, edge enhancement and delineation of fluids facilitate diagnosis and lead to precise structural assessments.
- Cardiovascular – Higher gray scale contrast and superior edge enhancement provide sharper edges for clinicians to easily view the heart valves and to make accurate measurements. The cardiovascular package includes efficient speckle and noise reduction, making it easier to see calcifications and atherosclerosis in blood vessels.
- Point of care – Improved line connectivity and gray scale contrast enhances imaging on portable systems for musculoskeletal, nerve block and needle guide examinations. The point of care package provides automatically excellent image quality for less experienced ultrasound professionals.
The US PLUSView Family is an adaptable product for all hardware platforms, from low-end CPU systems to DSP platforms and high-end GPU-based ultrasound systems, . The groundbreaking GOP® methodology detects structures by examining the significance of each pixel in relation to its wider context.
“Our new packages allow us to optimize the image for specific clinical applications. Thereby we can further customize solutions for our OEM partners and their different ultrasound imaging needs.” said Anita Tollstadius, ContextVision CEO.
RSNA, the 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, will be held December 1-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about ContextVision’s US PLUSView Family or to see a product demonstration, visit booth #7010 in North Building, Hall B at RSNA. For more information about ContextVision’s full suite of imaging software, please visit www.contextvision.com.
ContextVision is a leading provider of image enhancement software to the global medical imaging industry since 1983, with the versatile GOP® technology at its core. We play a key role in helping manufacturers by offering clinicians unparalleled diagnostic image quality, ultimately providing patients with better care. ContextVision continues to offer the latest software and expertise within ultrasound, x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, interventional radiology and computed tomography. Our groundbreaking technology and lengthy expertise have granted us a pioneer position within 2D/3D/4D image enhancement across multiple modalities. For more information, please visit www.contextvision.com.