SonoCT Imaging Technology
SonoCT imaging technology uses transmit beam-steering techniques to obtain coplanar, tomographic images from different viewing angles, then combines these micro-angulated images into a single compounded image at real-time frame rates. SonoCT imaging enables clinicians to acquire up to nine times more tissue information than the orthogonal beams used in conventional ultrasound, without any unusual manipulation of the transducer and without sacrificing frame rates.
With SonoCT, angle-generated and speckle noise artifacts are reduced, and structures with curved and irregular borders are more readily visualized. Contrast resolution is improved and tissue margins are more discernible. Using SonoCT imaging, real tissue information is reinforced while random artifacts are virtually eliminated. This powerful imaging technology, available on linear, curved, tightly curved and mechanical volumetric array transducers, produces images superior to conventional imaging in over 90% patients. SonoCT imaging has further been proven to boost diagnostic confidence, create operational efficiencies and, in a critically important conclusion, change patient management in as many as 17.6% of cases*.
XRES Adaptive Image Processing
XRES Adaptive Image Processing provides real-time image enhancement using proprietary contextual algorithms that reduce speckle, haze and clutter artifacts. At the same time, XRES enhances edges by correcting discontinuities between textured regions allowing improved visualization of real tissue information. The result is images virtually free from noise, with extraordinary clarity and border definition.
When XRES is combined with SonoCT, these extraordinary technologies enhance even the subtlest diagnostic features, helping to overcome common challenges in evaluating tissue and defining pathology, while making it even easier to achieve higher clinical accuracy and productivity gains. Clinician users at all levels of experience will find nearly the same levels of clinical clarity in their images using SonoCT and XRES.
*Global image clarity study, Scientifica, Inc., 2001