Accuvix is DICOM 3.0-compatible and features advanced digital signal processing, spectral, color, and power Doppler; harmonic imaging and pulsed inversion harmonic imaging; a selection of 2D and 3D transducers; and an on-board image archiving system.
New to Accuvix is a 3D toolset called 3D XI, which includes techniques such as 3D multislice imaging, oblique view, cross volume, cube volume, and dynamic MR.
The 3D multislice imaging technique displays the acquired 3D anatomy as sequential images, similar to the display of CT and MR scans. It also provides documentation of anatomy and pathology through the sequential display format. The user is able to select the slice thickness, from 0.5 mm to 5 mm. The CT/ MR-like display format is designed for increased comprehension of the acquired anatomy within the 3D dataset.
The 3D multislice technology provides more efficient scan time when performing ultrasound examinations, according to Medison. The ability to acquire the anatomy of interest in as fast as two seconds using the automatic acquisition 3D transducer, in combination with the instantaneous display of multislice imaging, is intended to decrease sonographer injury often associated with the repetitive motion of conventional 2D scanning.
The oblique view technique provides the exact corresponding cross-sectional view with the turn of a dial, while cross volume displays the 3D multiplanar anatomy as three intersecting scan planes, which can be rotated, providing improved comprehension of the spatial relationships of anatomical planar images.
With cube volume imaging, 3D planar images are presented in a cube format, providing an understanding of the spatial relationships between the 3D planar images, according to the company. Finally, dynamic MR is designed to remove the traditional speckle pattern from the ultrasound image, resulting in superior contrast resolution and increased visualization of anatomical borders.
By Wayne Forrest
AuntMinnie.com contributing writer
November 9, 2005
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