By advancing artificial intelligence in medical imaging, Clarius is bringing image quality and performance to new heights, delivering an intuitive experience so you can focus on imaging without adjusting complex knobs and buttons. Simply slide your finger up and down on your phone or tablet to set the image depth.
Clarius Advanced AI Powers Automated Adjustments
Nishant Uniyal, Development of Artificial Intelligence, shows us how Clarius is pioneering new medical imaging technology.
Clarius is the first commercially available ultrasound system to recognize anatomy on a macro level! On the Clarius C3 and PA HD3 scanners, use the Auto Preset AI to enhance workflows in FAST exam scenarios, for example, where multiple areas of the body are scanned in a focused assessment. The AI looks at ultrasound images in real-time to recognize 6 separate classifiers, including: Abdomen, Cardiac, Lung, Bladder, Superficial, and Other. Clarius then instantly selects the appropriate preset, automatically adjusting imaging parameters – like gain, depth, and frequency – to optimize image quality making scanning fast and easy.
Automated Imaging Gain
While imaging, every ultrasound frame is analyzed to determine if the image brightness requires an increase or decrease depending on the workflow and depth selected to deliver the best image quality. An override method is provided for users who want to make additional adjustments to fine-tune the image so that it falls in line with their preferred clinical interpretation.
Clarius features Auto Frequency on all scanners. AI technology adapts the optimal frequency range to different applications. Depending on the application, need for penetration, and resolution, Clarius scanners have filters optimized for each presets. The filter sliding frequency changes dynamically as a function of depth, to emphasize the desired frequency.
Two of the most important controls on any ultrasound system are frequency and focal zones. These parameters help determine the resolution and depth of penetration, as well as place anatomy in a specified focal field for optimal viewing. Clarius scanners eliminate the need for users to adjust frequency and focal zones by making internal adjustments based on the depth selected by the user. By simply sliding up or down on the image, the imaging depth will change and automatically optimize the image for the selected view so you can focus on your patient.
The combination of multi-line beamforming and synthetic-focus beamforming allows Clarius scanners to generate premium image quality at a high frame rate. The resulting image is uniformly focused from top to bottom and does not require the user to adjust any focusing parameters. As a result, the scanners provide high-quality image as well as a simplified workflow.