ContextVision AB (Stockholm, Sweden) has just announced its new US PLUSView line of ultrasound image enhancement suites, which the company claims will provide improved image enhancement over previous solutions. In addition to its superior speckle reduction and edge enhancement features, US PLUSView allows for deeper penetration. ContextVision claims this will facilitate better ultrasound imaging of overweight patients, which has traditionally been problematic for doctors. The US PLUSView line is based on ContextVision’s GOP technology, which has received FDA 510(k) clearance.
From the product page:
Following the global obesity epidemic, an increasing portion of all abdominal scans is considered technically difficult since obesity impacts the cliniciansÂ´ ability to interpret ultrasound images. ContextVision has designed the US PLUSView product family to extend ultrasound imaging capabilities for these patients. The US PLUSView family includes a modular series of products that offer leading-edge diagnostic capabilities for the clinicians. The unique US PLUSView product family sets new standards as it enables directed, focused image enhancement (DFE) of selected areas, depths and intensities without sacrificing overall image quality.