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AMD Radeon HD7850 GPU a boon for medical imaging

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AMD Embedded Radeon HD 7850 GPU is enabling cutting edge performance for the BK Ultrasound, powered by Analogic, bk3000 ultrasound system. Analogic is a leader in developing healthcare and security technology solutions to advance the practice of medicine to save life.

“The AMD Embedded Radeon HD 7850 GPU with OpenCL™ provides a powerful and efficient pairing,” said Cameron Swen, segment marketing manager, medical applications, AMD Embedded Solutions. “This product is yet another proof point to AMD’s dedication to the healthcare segment through its technology, which helps facilitate crisp, detailed medical image visualization and other advanced graphics-driven capabilities, helping doctors provide improved care for patients.”

Analogic used OpenCL standard to gain access to the GPU for general purpose computing, also known as ‘GPGPU’, offering system and development cost reduction through cross platform portability. As a result of using AMD GPU Technology, Analogic achieved a 3x improvement in the amount of information in each ultrasound image and reduced time from capture to presentation.

Software based solution using OpenCL helps to further lower the development cost and provides improved long term value since the software can be used across product lines and through generation shifts. The AMD embedded Radeon HD 7850 is based on AMD’s award winning graphics core next (GCN) architecture to advance the visual growth and parallel processing capabilities of embedded applications.

In addition to ultrasound, other applications for GPGPU include some of the most complex parallel applications such as terrain and weather mapping, facial and gesture recognition, and Biometric and DNA analysis.

Analogic bk3000 ultrasound system is targeted for urology, surgery, general imaging, and procedure guidance applications and is commercially available in key markets worldwide.

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