Four real-time ultrasound image enhancement software packages have been introduced by Context Vision as part of its US PLUSView Family, which is suitable for all hardware platforms.
The 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.
• 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 fetal measurements, 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 suitable for all hardware platforms, from low-end CPU systems to DSP platforms and high-end GPU-based ultrasound systems.