ContextVision Unveils First Real-time Volumetric Ultrasound Image Enhancement Tool
ContextVision's GOPiCE US is reportedly the first real-time volumetric filtering software for ultrasound. The image enhancement product filters the 3D ultrasound volumes, aiming to remove speckle and other artifacts, while simultaneously extending the clinician’s vision to planes previously hidden.
GOPiCE 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 2D and unenhanced 3D ultrasound images. The visualization achieved using GOPiCE will ultimately lead to improved diagnostic value, according to the company. Additionally, GOPiCE minimizes processing time: it leverages the speed of graphics processing units (GPUs), processing up to 24 volumes per second at 128 by 128 by 128 pixels or 40 volumes in single planar reconstruction mode.
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.