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A new platform and business model for on-demand diagnostic ultrasound imaging

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A new platform and business model for on-demand diagnostic ultrasound imaging

Ultrasound scanners of the future will fit in a pocket

They will be able to be connected wirelessly to the Internet, so they can be connected to an iPad or other tablet. This will increase the speed of making a diagnosis for the benefit of patients.

Today, patients are usually ultrasound scanned in a hospital by specially trained personnel. The scanners are large, expensive and difficult to use. The scanner of the future will be small, handy and able to be connected wirelessly to the Internet, so it can be connected to e.g. an iPad. This will increase the speed of making a diagnosis for the benefit of patients.

The project explores new techniques to improve the image quality, miniaturises the ultrasound scanner, facilitates the use and reduces the cost of scanning, so distribution can be increased.

The project works primarily with service-on-demand. Using massive acceleration of computations through GPUs and cloud computations, the project partners will make advanced computations to provide new and better services to the clinical staff – and at the same time the ultrasound device of the future will be both small and handy.

Read more about the project in DYNAMO (no. 48, March 2017) from the Technical University of Denmark.

In the project the Alexandra Institute works e.g. to accelerate advanced computations in ultrasound imaging. For this purpose, the latest technologies in GPU programming, high performance computing and wireless data transmission are used.

The scanner of the future will be small, handy and able to be connected wirelessly to the Internet, so it can be connected to an iPad or other tablet. This will increase the speed of making a diagnosis for the benefit of the patients.

New ultrasound scanners can complement and in many cases, replace the doctor's stethoscope. They will make it possible for doctors to scan the patient in the medical clinic, the ambulance or the hospital to diagnose bleeding, heart problems and a number of other diagnoses.

The project explores new techniques to improve the image quality, miniaturises the ultrasound scanner, facilitates the use and reduces the cost of scanning, so distribution can be increased.

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