ContextVision Enhances Subtle Pathology in Difficult Maternity Patients with New 2D/3D Software.


BOSTON, Mass. and STOCKHOLM, Sweden – September 14 2011 – ContextVision, the software imaging partner for the most recognized medical imaging manufacturers worldwide, today announced a new advanced capability for its ultrasound image enhancement software product family, US PLUSViewTM and GOPiCE® US, directed towards the technically difficult maternity patient. The new technology, Clinical Direct Focused Enhancement (DFE) enables feature/region specific enhancement, a first in the OEM market. US PLUSViewTM allows OEMs to provide a full range of ultrasound image enhancement capabilities, including deeper penetration, edge sharpening, contrast enhancement and improved speckle reduction features.

Clinical DFE targets anatomical-specific features to isolate and enhance selected parts of the image. This allows doctors to view finely enhanced images in real-time, even in the case of technically difficult patients.

GOPiCE® US, with its unique volumetric enhancement, offers clinicians the ability to see areas never seen before, such as the regions of the fetal brain previously hidden by speckle and noise in two-dimensional and unenhanced three-dimensional ultrasound images especially in the technically difficult maternity patient. The unprecedented visualization achieved using GOPiCE® will ultimately lead to improved diagnostic value. Additionally, GOPiCE® minimizes processing time: it leverages the speed of graphics processing units (GPUs), processing up to 24 volumes per second at 128x128x128 pixels or 40 volumes in single planar reconstruction mode.

“Old Ultrasound technology was unable to highlight specific anatomical features for additional visualization without affecting overall image quality. With the help of ContextVision’s enabling technologies, US PLUSView™ and GOPiCE® US, I can treat difficult patients in a way that I never could before with more precise and clear images, enabling me to make a more accurate diagnosis immediately,” says Anders Selbing, MD, Ph.D.

“We seek solutions that meet and exceed our customers’ expectations by taking image quality to the next level. Clinical DFE and our unique volumetric enhancement enables our customers to more actively treat difficult maternity patients by providing a more accurate real-time image,” says Donald Barry, Ph.D, Product Manager of ContextVision.

To see a demonstration of DFE enabling technology in action, visit ContextVision’s booth #7 at ISUOG 2011 in Los Angeles, CA September 18-22.
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About ContextVision
ContextVision is the leading independent developer in medical imaging enhancement, analysis and processing technologies, serving leading OEMs and distributors for more than 25 years. ContextVision’s patented GOP algorithm allows unprecedented image quality to be achieved by simultaneously enhancing fine structure while reducing noise and speckle across MRI, X-Ray, Ultrasound and CT image data.
ContextVision’s technology enables the company’s customers to provide superior digital imaging quality for hospitals and clinicians. Such solutions promise more rapid and accurate diagnoses, reduced operator eye fatigue, and ultimately, a greater return-on-investment for medical imaging users. ContextVision’s embedded imaging software is relied upon daily by thousands of users around the globe. For more information, please