We are excited to announce a new ultrasound research interface for universities and companies performing medical research. Debuting this week at the IEEE international ultrasonics symposium in Washington, DC, the new research interface provides high quality and shareable raw data for educational purposes.
Ultrasound research systems providing raw data have traditionally been large and expensive, with budgets often exceeding $100,000. Systems that were smaller and more affordable often compromised on image quality, or didn’t have necessary features.
With a Clarius scanner for research, device size and cost are dramatically reduced, and image quality is comparable to high end equipment. Researchers can now access raw data over a wireless signal.
“One of the many advantages of a handheld, fully contained ultrasound device is the reduced risks and service required,” said Kris Dickie, Vice President for Research and Development for Clarius. “Larger equipment typically requires extended warranty and hefty maintenance budgets. This is a concern in laboratory settings where transducers are easily run over, or connector pins break.”
For the cost of a traditional ultrasound machine, ultrasound research facilities can now purchase multiple scanners. This is especially useful in busier ultrasound lab settings, where the demand for device access is increased, and students are forced to work late at night.
Clarius does not try to mimic massively open ultrasound platforms with hundreds of imaging parameters to control. Rather, with the Clarius Scanner’s simple user interface, acquisition of data is easy, and maintains consistency between captures. With minimal deviation in system settings, data analysis is also more easily correlated.
The Clarius Cloud, where images and data are securely stored, organized, and easily shared with a team, is another unique feature. “All images and raw data are automatically uploaded and correlated to the exams,” explains Dickie. “A shared cloud portal makes data organization easier and limits potential data loss compared to traditional ultrasound systems that depend on storage on local hard-drives.”
The Clarius Cloud also offers a simpler way to manage massive datasets of images. With the potential for exposure of various REST APIs, customizing and tuning algorithms on collected data is faster and more streamlined.
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