Medison, a manufacturer of ultrasound technology, is set to incorporate ContextVision’s volumetric image enhancement tool GOPiCE US, into its ultrasound units during the second half of 2010.

GOPiCE, the real-time volumetric filtering software for ultrasound, offers clinicians the ability to see areas including anatomies comprised of deep tissue and behind bone, ContextVision said.

GOPiCE filters three-dimensional ultrasound volumes, removing speckle and other artifacts, while extending the clinician’s vision to planes previously hidden, such as the fetal brain regions hidden by speckle and noise in two-dimensional and three-dimensional ultrasound images.

ContextVision CEO Anita Tollstadius said that the real-time volumetric imaging of GOPiCE will be available across the globe thanks to Medison. Based on initial reaction to GOPiCE’s capabilities, ContextVision plans to adapt the technology to extend its use across other modalities.

GOPiCE US relies on an adaptive algorithm, GOP, which mimics the human eye’s method of finding information and analysing structures and enables the software to distinguish between true and false information and accurately identify true structures, ContextVision said.