The mQuadro Technology Difference
Mindray developed mQuadro technology as its approach to expanding possibilities in clinical diagnosis by incorporating new innovative and proprietary imaging methods into its high-end ultrasound platforms.
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
3T™ Transducer Technology with Single Crystal
Single crystal and 3T technology provide improved penetration and higher resolution particularly in technically difficult patients. 3T transducer technology is Mindray’s unique approach to improving transducer performance by increasing bandwidth and transmission efficiency.
Benefits of 3T Technology include:
Triple matching layer
Higher sensitivity, wider bandwidth, improved SNR
Lower cross-talk noise, better directivity, improved lateral resolution
Thermal control design
Better acoustic transmission, improves SNR
Single crystal technology provides better acoustic/electrical (piezoelectric) energy conversion which results in better penetration and higher sensitivity. This yields a wider acoustic bandwidth which results in better penetration, improved spatial resolution, and more versatile applications.
Imaging results include:
- Better signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
- Use of higher frequencies to image deeper structures
- Easier and faster acquisition of images across all body types
- Better image clarity across all body types
mQuadro in action