Clarity essential to reduce exam length and manage dose
Diagnostically relevant details such as catheters or small vessels must be visible with great clarity, even in challenging viewing conditions with large variations in tissue radio-density. Clarity is essential to reduce exam length and manage dose, and is particularly important for pediatric patients, as well as for those who are immobile or very sick.
Dynamic UNIQUE is a second-generation multiscale image enhancement that provides a high level of detail, according to the diagnostic need, in real time. Each single frame is fully processed, without significant additional computation time (below 14 ms for fluoroscopy, below 55 ms for exposures), even at high frame rates (up to 30 fps). Therefore, the diagnostically important image content is optimally enhanced according to the clinical task. Dynamic UNIQUE features a perfect harmonization of areas filled with contrast agent, soft tissue, and bones, even in challenging viewing conditions with large variations in tissue radio-density. Contrary to traditional multiscale enhancement algorithms, Dynamic UNIQUE processing strictly separates global and local contrast enhancement, preventing undesired enhancement artifacts. If desired it is easily customizable according to the diagnostic need.
Optimal representation and visibility of diagnostically important information results in an enhancement of diagnostic details, such as small vessels and catheters, without enhancement artifacts or image clipping. A lessened risk to miss important details leads to an increase in diagnostic confidence.