ContextVision Signs Contract with Medison for Real-time Volumetric Ultrasound Imaging
GOPiCE US provides clinicians unprecedented image enhancement capabilities
BOSTON, Mass. and STOCKHOLM, Sweden – October 5, 2010 – ContextVision, the software imaging partner for the most recognized medical imaging manufacturers worldwide, today announced that Medison, a world-class manufacturer of advanced ultrasound technology, will incorporate ContextVision’s volumetric image enhancement tool, GOPiCE® US, into its ultrasound units during the second half of 2010. GOPiCE, the first real-time volumetric filtering software for ultrasound, offers clinicians the ability to see areas never seen before, including anatomies comprised of deep tissue and behind bone.
GOPiCE filters three-dimensional ultrasound volumes, removing speckle and other artifacts, while simultaneously extending the clinician’s vision to planes previously hidden, such as the regions of the fetal brain previously hidden by speckle and noise in two-dimensional and three-dimensional ultrasound images.
“The real-time volumetric imaging of GOPiCE will be available across the globe thanks to Medison, an ultrasound market leader,” said Anita Tollstadius, CEO of ContextVision. “Based on initial reaction to GOPiCE’s capabilities, ContextVision plans to adapt the technology to extend its use across other modalities.”
In 2009, Thomas Jefferson University conducted a clinical evaluation with GOPiCE. The study, presented at AIUM in March, concludes that GOPiCE US offers significantly better image quality compared to competing image enhancement technologies. Dr. Flemming Forsberg, Department of Radiology, led the study, which compared unprocessed volumes, volumes processed with two-dimensional processing software, and those processed with GOPiCE’s three-dimensional real-time technologies.
Like all ContextVision products, GOPiCE US relies on an adaptive algorithm, GOP®, which mimics the human eye’s method of finding information and analyzing structures. This enables the software to distinguish between true and false information (e.g. noise, artifacts) and accurately identify true structures.
Medison is one of the world’s leading researchers and manufacturers of ultrasound and other medical imaging technology. Having been founded in 1985, the company is now celebrating its 25th anniversary, and is represented in some 110 countries around the world. Its history has been marked by a series of breakthroughs, such as developing the world’s first 3-dimensional diagnostic ultrasound scanner. Its range of machines now covers everything from the lightest and most portable of scanners, to the very latest and most sophisticated in ultrasound technology. For more information, please visit Medison website www.medison.com.
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 visit www.contextvision.com.