Single-Channel, Host-Based Ultrasound Imaging Engine
It is CLI’s objective is to offer application-specific, host-based ultrasound imaging solutions to the OEM community. A wide range of applications may be accommodated with our standard imaging engine using CLI probes, or custom solutions may be available for special applications/probes.
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Single Channel, Single Element Systems
This ultrasound sub-system employs a single USB-compliant printed circuit board and, when combined with a Microsoft OS equipped host device, renders high-quality diagnostic ultrasound images. With the PCB in residence, or connected via USB cable, the host computer is transformed into a very low-cost, single-channel imaging system capable of producing a variety of formats and using a variety of probes. The system can run from AC-mains or from Li-ion battery pack with up to six hours of operation.
Note: Host computer and operating system are not included.
The system may be adapted to a number of diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
- Ophthalmology (anterior and posterior chamber imaging)
- Basic abdominal imaging
- Small and large animal veterinary imaging
- Imaging for prostate seeding or targeting for heat/cryo treatments
- Lithotripsy targeting
- Indwelling catheter placement assistance
- Navigation and brain-shift correction in neurosurgery
Support for Customer-written Application Software
CLI supplies Memory and scan conversion DLLs and sample source code for image generation and associated documentation for those wishing to develop custom end-user applications. Calls to DLLs include many features, such as:
- 4X oversampling
- One-way or two-way scanning
- Frame averaging
- Cine (various lengths)
- Digital signal filtering
- Digital TGC and grayscale curves
- 256, 128, 64, or 32 vector imaging mode
- Various imaging widths and depths
- Selectable frame rates
- Selectable pulse frequencies
- Speed of sound
Developers may also choose to develop their own scan conversion and DSP schemes, in which case only the use of CLI’s memory DLL is necessary.
Optional Image Viewer
A Remote Image Viewer may be easily created from the application software that allows review and manipulation of images WITHOUT the need of the imaging electronics. The viewer is a software program that has the look and feel of the normal user interface, but does not have the capability of acquiring new images. Only archived images may be viewed. For example, image acquisition may take place at site A using the full imaging sub-system. The images may then be transferred via internet to site B, where they may be reviewed, approved, or used as the basis for a second opinion. Site B need only have the viewing software resident on a suitable host running the viewer application.
The imaging sub-system operates on consumer-grade PC systems. Each USB host must be screened for suitability.