Technology | January 04, 2010

Software Enhances X-Ray Vision, Reduces Dose

January 4, 2010 - Because the cumulative radiation from medical imaging tests may pose a cancer concern, both doctors and patients have begun to push for alternatives. Post-imaging enhancements to X-ray images serve to reduce both patient and clinical exposure.

A new digital X-ray image enhancement product provides automatic collimation detection to minimize tuning time, increases patient throughput, and reduce the cost of digital X-ray image acquisition and enhancement. The new software, GOPView XR2Plus, includes a set of tunable soft tissue noise filters, which offer visualization of subtle soft tissue details. The image quality is said to allow clinicians to minimize dose without sacrificing image quality or clinical benefit.

GOPView XR2Plus, developed by ContextVision, includes several features that aim to reduce the clinician’s hands-on time. Its adaptive density tool helps present the images for immediate clinical viewing, and the automatic collimation detection feature frames the image to eliminate extraneous areas. GOPView XR2Plus relies on the proprietary algorithm, GOP, designed to mimic 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.

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