Conventional ultrasound systems too often yield non-diagnostic exams. Recognizing this, GE has developed a new imaging platform called cSound. In a conventional scanner, ultrasound beamforming is performed by special-purpose hardware – a hardware beamformer. Conversely, cSound is truly a software beamformer. Data from every probe element/channel is acquired and temporarily stored in a “Local
GE’s proprietary new cSound software beamformer and image reconstruction platform, combined with GE’s XDclear™ probe technology, captures data from every channel in the probe to deliver exceptional 2D image quality with impressive penetration and/or high sensitivity while maintaining high spatial resolution. In addition, 2D TEE is simple, quick and clear.View detailed images of the heart during assessment and diagnosis in the echo lab.
The cSound software beamformer has given us the flexibility to rapidly introduce new complex image processing algorithms, like True Confocal Imaging (TCI), which helps us fully remove the variable focus control, and Adaptive Contrast Enhancement (ACE) which amplifies real signals and reduces undesired noise and artifacts. TCI and ACE together result in exceptional contrast- and spatial resolution, from near field to far field, which may help reduce the number of non-diagnostic exams.