Portable Ultrasound for

Research

Challenge

Ultrasound research systems are typically large and bulky, and most devices used are better suited for diagnostics than for research due to their complex operation and limited data collection interfaces. Clarius ultrasound scanners provide a mobile solution for conducting research and data acquisition, with multiple raw data formats, a streaming API, and 3D positional information, researchers can gain access to much more data than just the images. All Clarius scanners are enabled with the HIPAA-compliant Clarius Cloud for simple and powerful data management.

Contact Us

For more information about pricing and availability in your region, please click the button below.

  • Clinical Indications

    Ultrasound is one of the only imaging modalities to provide real-time feedback, and with Clarius scanners enabled for research, images and raw data can be collected for further analysis and measuring physiological parameters not seen with other modalities. IMT and FMD for vascular health, aortic measurements for AAA screening, the use of power Doppler for Arthritis, or attenuation measurements for liver health are just a few examples of how using Clarius can help expand diagnoses into these clinical areas.

  • Quality Controlled Data Acquisition

    Clarius Scanners have fully automated imaging workflows that require minimal user intervention, making deployment for large clinical studies simple and allowing for operator independence and reproducible results. Through our innovative AI tools for automated TGC and parameter adjustment, study coordinators can focus on the clinical data without worrying about discrepancies from operator variance.

  • Data Analysis

    All images and raw data get securely uploaded to the HIPAA-compliant Clarius Cloud where additional measurement, analysis, and reporting can be performed. Clinical trials spanning global institutions can be easily setup as the data will be available for analysis through the portal anywhere in the world.

Ultrasound that travels with you

Take ultrasound with you anywhere. The Clarius Scanner weighs about a pound. It can pair with most phones and tablets, making it an ultraportable ultrasound machine.

Research Offerings

Clarius offers various research tools that can be purchased individually with any scanner model. Research tools provide a unique way to work with the raw data that the scanner collects internally, as well the ability to develop custom software that can be used for real-time analysis.

Clarius App on an iPhone

Raw Data Package

Raw Data Package

The Raw Data Package allows users to collect raw envelope (B-mode), IQ, and RF signals from the scanner. When raw data is acquired by the user, it is automatically tagged with the corresponding image or cine clip captured during clinical operation.

Ultrasound Raw Data

Specifications

Data Provided

  • Pre-scan converted greyscale with a range of 256 shades of grey.
  • Demodulated IQ in signed 32-bit pairs.
  • Beamformed RF in signed 16 bit format that has been digitized at 14-bits (pre-beamformed RF signals are not available on Clarius scanners).

Data Rates

  • When collecting only B and IQ data, the raw data is collected at the native imaging frame-rate. When additionally collecting RF data, the frame rate is reduced by 15 to 20%.

Buffering

  • Up to 30 seconds of envelope data, and up to 15 seconds of IQ and RF data (dependent on the scanner model and mode of operation).

Transfer

  • Downloaded into the Clarius App after the image is frozen by capturing a single image or cine clip.
  • Data transfers from the scanner to the App may take up to 30 seconds, depending on the buffer size collected. During this time, real-time scanning is not permitted.
  • Raw data is automatically sent to the Clarius Cloud (with proper Internet connection) once an exam has been completed.

Storage

  • Raw data is tagged and stored alongside the captured image or cine clip.
  • On Android devices, users can export raw data onto the mobile device storage once the exam has been completed.

Viewport

  • All data is acquired from the visible imaging sector.

3D Positional Data Package

3D Positional Data Package

The 3D Positional Data Package allows users to collect the 9DOF data from the inertial measurement unit (IMU) embedded on each Clarius scanner.

Ultrasound 3d gyroscope IMU

Specifications

Data Provided

  • Gyroscope information from X, Y, and Z axes
  • Accelerometer information from X, Y, and Z axes
  • Magnetometer information from X, Y, and Z axes
  • Precise timestamp to help correlate IMU data with the ultrasound images.

Data Rates

  • The pre-programmed IMU collection rate is 200 Hz, as imaging typically runs at 15 to 30 FPS, and each frame is tagged with multiple IMU data points.

Buffering

  • IMU data is collected for the entire duration of the scan, where the maximum cine buffer is programmed for 30 seconds.

Transfer

  • IMU data is automatically transferred (with proper Internet connection) to Clarius Cloud with the ultrasound images once the exam has been completed.

Storage

  • IMU data is tagged and stored alongside the captured image or cine clip.
  • With the Raw Data package, IMU data will also be stored in the raw data files that are collected from the scanner.

Listener API

Listener API

The Listener API works like Clarius Cast, where multiple devices can view an ultrasound scan in real-time. The Listener API enables users to build custom software to receive a live ultrasound stream from a Scanner already connected from a Clarius App.

Clarius-Cast2

Specifications

Data Provided

  • Real-time streaming of scan-converted B mode and Color Doppler images
  • Raw data such as IQ, RF, as well as IMU data cannot be streamed through the API.

Connectivity

  • The API must be running on a device that is already connected to the scanner's WiFi Direct. Alternatively, all devices can be connected to a local WiFi router.
  • The API must be programmed with the Scanner's IP address and the UDP streaming port in order to make a connection. This information can programmed to be static to minimize program setup.

Data Rates

  • Data rates on WiFi vary. In most cases, the Listener API will be able to receive ultrasound images at the native framerate with little to no latency.

Buffering and Storage

  • It is up to the software written using the Listener API to display, buffer, and store images should that functionality be desired.
Clarius Cloud

Cloud Access

Exams can be accessed from Clarius Cloud anywhere in the world. It's HIPAA-compliant and gives access to captured images, cine-loops, and raw data.

 

Clarius C3 handheld ultrasound scanner

C3 Curved

Our Clarius C3 Scanner can go from scanning the abdomen, to the heart, to extremities without changing devices. 
 
Clarius L7 linear wireless ultrasound scanner

L7 Linear

The Clarius L7 Scanner supports needle visualization.

Ultrasound image on a smartphone

High resolution

The Clarius Scanner produces top image quality that no other handheld can compete with.

Clinical Images

Contact us today for pricing and availability

edmond-lou-clarius

The portability, ease of use, and the high-quality imaging is what I love about the Clarius Scanner. As an engineer, I like their research package. With the availability of the raw data, a streaming API and 3D positional information, I am able to build custom software to reconstruct 3D images. The technical support and development team is excellent in response to user questions and demand. I recommend the unit to both clinical staff colleagues and researchers.

Edmond Lou, PhD., P.Eng

Edmonton, AB, Canada

clarius-research-ultrasound2

The wireless Clarius ultrasound imaging device offers perfect features for application at flexible robotic systems like the KUKA LBR iiwa 7. The new research interface is of great help to facilitate the project work and a feature that conventional Ultrasound systems do not provide.

Johann Berger, Michael Unger, and Andreas Melzer

ICCAS, Leipzig, Germany

mobilemenu_de

mobilemenu_br