Korea’s technology giant Samsung Electronics said it has developed a new ultrasound image processing solution to bring more accuracy to three-dimensional fetal images.
The new imaging processing engine named CrystalLive, developed in collaboration with Samsung’s medical instrument arm Samsung Medison, uses the latest image rendering technologies such as Ambient Light for shading effects and Tone Mapping for more natural light exposure.
This image on the right side shows the CrystalLive technology applied to it. [Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co.]
The company which produces from components and displays to finished appliances said the new imaging solution will contribute to increasing the clinical usefulness of ultrasound imaging as mothers can receive vivid images of their babies to build intimacy while doctors can improve diagnostic accuracy by detecting potential congenital diseases in fetuses.
Samsung Electronics said its ultrasound device WS80A equipped with the CrystalLive engine is now available in South Korea, Europe and the United States.
“We will further improve the accuracy and efficiency of diagnosis through the CrystalLive engine and speed up our penetration into large hospitals, which call for high-level diagnosis," said a company official.
Samsung has continued investments in developing diagnosis assistance technology for use in Ob/GYN and imaging services. Major developments include the 5D Heart Color technology, which can be used to detect heart disease in fetuses.
By Lee Jae-cheol and Minu Kim
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