Technological Pillars of mQuadro
High speed, high capacity hardware components enable rapid processing of large amounts of acoustic data and enable the other three technological pillars that underpin mQuadro technology. With state-of–the art central processing, expansive memory capabilities and a solid state drive, mQuadro technology allows imaging, color, and Doppler to be taken to the next level producing outstanding results that benefit patient outcomes.
Fundamental Image Processing
Patented, intelligent processes that direct unique and innovative approaches to digital signal processing expand the possibilities for ultrasound image creation and optimization. Traditional post-acquisition image optimization is based on simple image analysis of both B-mode and color Doppler data sets. With mQuadro, optimization is based on image segmentation analysis and comparison to an anatomical structure database that minimize inherent artifacts, which can improve image quality.
Advanced Parallel Processing Technology
mQuadro’s powerful parallel processing is a technique that can interpret millions of instructions per second. This architecture captures an enormous amount of acoustic data from each transmit operation and performs digital beam reconstruction along with optimized focal processing to create real-time images with exceptional resolution and uniformity. In traditional serial processing of a received acoustic data set, the results were slow and inefficient signal processing. Parallel processing powered by mQuadro results in faster and more accurate and effective data signal processing which may assist in diagnosis.
Front End Signal Processing
AFRT is a method of exercising precise software control over both transmitted acoustic beam and efficient, fast receive data processing. Traditional transmit/receive methods result in increased clutter, lower signal to noise ratio, and slower acquisition times. The integration of AFRT into the front end of mQuadro platforms results in less clutter, improved signal to noise ratio and significantly faster data acquisition times which translates into:
- More rapid image acquisition with fewer keystrokes
- Better image uniformity from near to far field
- Designed for deeper penetration
- Increased exam efficiency and improved patient throughput
mQuadro in action