Making medical image quality mobile
The health industry is evolving at a dramatic rate and one of the key drivers is innovation in technology. New products, treatments, IT and diagnostics equipment have changed the way patients interact with their hospital or local doctor.
Over the years we have seen medical devices that treat conditions such as diabetes and cancer make their way out of the hospital and into our everyday lives. This trend is set to continue and as more products make their way onto the market, processor manufacturers have a pivotal role in making products mobile without compromising quality.
One product that is increasingly expanding into the portable domain is the medical ultrasound machine. As one of the most sophisticated signal processing machines on the market, the challenge is to enable this intensive signal processing without compromising system performance. This article covers the use of portable ultrasound devices, the processing techniques used, and looks at how Analog Devices has enabled these requirements in a portable device through the development of its SHARC series processors.
To read the article, which first appeared at EE Times Europe—Analog, click here.
About the author
Tony Zarola is a Strategic Marketing Manager in the Healthcare Segment at Analog Devices, Inc. where he has been employed for 22 years. In this role, Zarola is focused on defining the business strategies for the sub-segments of Medical Instrumentation and Patient Monitoring.