Siemens has formed a partnership with video graphics company NVIDIA to create a 3D visualization system for expecting parents to get up and close with their fetus. The system uses a PC to process images from a Siemens ACUSON S2000 and NVIDIA’s 3D Vision glasses to produce stereo visuals of the child. The system is currently on show at the RSNA 2009 conference in Chicago.
The clinical images, obtained with the ACUSON S2000™ ultrasound system, are further enhanced using Amnioscopic Rendering, a Siemens- exclusive technology that produces photo-realistic 3D images of the fetus. While conventional 3D ultrasound technologies use two-dimensional monitors for the evaluation of 3D images, utilizing NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, users can experience 3D images in real 3D, vastly improving the overall ultrasound experience.
The experience was demonstrated at the Radiological Society of North America’s Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, which showcases the world’s most cutting-edge science, education, and technology in radiology and medical imaging. Siemens’ fourSight Workplace, which manages clinical images, clips and 3D/4D volume data to enhance department workflow, utilizes a Dell Precision T5500 workstation driven by an NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 professional graphics card, a Samsung 2233RZ 22-inch, 3D Vision-ready LCD, and NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses to demonstrate how patients and their doctors can view remarkable, high-resolution, three-dimensional sonograms in true 3D.
Quad buffered stereo is enabled with 3D stereoscopic glasses and displays, driven by NVIDIA Quadro FX high-end and ultra-high end solutions.
Press release: NVIDIA, Siemens Healthcare Take Immersive 3D From The Movie Theater Into The Doctor’s Office…
Product pages: NVIDIA 3D Vision; Siemens ACUSON S2000
(hat tip: VizWorld)