New Research in 3D Adaptive Filtering from ContextVision, Texas Instruments and High Performance Consulting

Research findings to be presented at the IEEE Medical Imaging Conference this week

Stockholm, Sweden – November 6, 2014 – At the IEEE medical Imaging Conference (MIC) this week, ContextVision, the leading provider of medical image processing software, will co-present with Texas Instruments and High Performance Consulting. The group will share new research on 3D adaptive filtering with medical imaging researchers, professors and students attending this year’s conference.

Adaptive filtering is a context-based technology for noise reduction and feature enhancement. Unlike other methods, it first evaluates the contents of the image in the neighborhood of every point before deciding what combination of filtering techniques is best applicable to get optimal image quality. This thorough analysis of the image contents makes it highly compute intensive.

“In the Point Of Care concept, there is growing interest for handheld imaging devices, such as tablets,” shared Olivier Bockenbach, the design architect and Senior System Engineer at ContextVision. “On such devices, traditional approaches for image processing cannot be used. In order to get the required footprint for the software, the core of the algorithms has to use leading-edge mathematical models."

“By designing innovative algorithms, selecting appropriate hardware platforms and corresponding High Performance Computing techniques, it is possible to bring to portable devices the image quality that was thought to be only available on golden reference workstations,” agreed fellow research collaborators, Ian Wainwright from High Performance Consulting, and Murtaza Ali and Mark Nadeski from Texas Instruments.

The IEEE MIC is the leading international scientific medical imaging meeting bringing together a broad community interested in the physics, engineering and mathematical aspects of medical imaging. As the field rapidly evolves towards interdisciplinary, multi-modality approaches, the topics covered in the conference range from nuclear medicine to X-ray, CT, optical, MR imaging and beyond. 

For more information about ContextVision’s research and products, please visit www.contextvision.com.  

Lilian Arvedson ContextVision AB Phone: 46 8 750 3558 e-mail: lilian.arvedson@contextvision.se

ContextVision’s technology provides doctors with improved images, which are crucial for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ContextVision is the industry leader in medical image analysis and enhancement software, with more than 150,000 installations worldwide through its OEM customers. The company started out as an industry pioneer more than 30 years ago, and is today developing the next generation of medical imaging software for 2D/3D/4D ultrasound, MRI, X-Ray, mammography and CT. ContextVision is based in Sweden and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker COV. For more information, please visit www.contextvision.com

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In the Point Of Care concept, there is growing interest for handheld imaging devices, such as tablets. On such devices, traditional approaches for image processing cannot be used. In order to get the required footprint for the software, the core of the algorithms has to use leading-edge mathematical models
Olivier Bockenbach, System Engineer at ContextVision
By designing innovative algorithms, selecting appropriate hardware platforms and corresponding High Performance Computing techniques, it is possible to bring to portable devices the image quality that was thought to be only available on golden reference workstations.
Murtaza Ali and Mark Nadeski from Texas Instruments