The Clinical System
The power of the UltraVision derived from the three processors that make up its unique design. An Intel i7 (PC), a graphics processing unit (GPU) and a very large Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), which are in order of ascending computing speed and power.
The UltraVision engineers use the FPGA architecture to create wide data paths to enable pipe-lining and parallel processing which power and speed provides up to eight simultaneous beamformers, for faster frame rates and lower transmit rates, which reduces the patients exposure to ultrasound energy. This design of having all the data paths pass through the one single very large FPGA, which incorporates several billion transistors, allows changes for upgrades and new functionality to be reprogrammed with just software.
The Graphics Processing Unit, is programmed in its own language, Direct X, and processed in parallel the creation of the UltraVision’s high resolution images in real time.
The Central Processing Unit is an Intel i7 PC which is operating in Windows 10. This is used for the user interface and control the operation of buttons and controls on the touch screen. Widows brings with it the functionality of the internet for teleradiology, secure patient information and handling, and the ability to remotely reprogram and upgrade all devices.
The touch screen provides an intuitive user interface and the presets programmed by our consultant sonographers allow the user to attain excellent images within minutes of taking the system out of the box.
The system can be attached to a cart, or desktop based and easily transported to the patients bed. Optional batteries allow operation anywhere.
Transducers are selected or designed for the application and then matched with presets that couple with the simple user interface.