Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday January 12, 2015

AMD Embedded Radeon HD 7850 GPU Accelerates Medical Imaging

AMD today announced that the AMD Embedded Radeonآ™ HD 7850 GPU is enabling cutting-edge application performance for the BK Ultrasound, powered by Analogic, bk3000آ™ ultrasound system. Analogic is a leader in developing healthcare and security technology solutions to advance the practice of medicine to save lives.

Analogic used OpenCL standard to gain access to the GPU for general-purpose computing, referred to as "GPGPU," delivering exceptional performance and 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. Traditional FPGAs and DSPs create a fixed, inflexible implementation that requires custom software targeted at specific hardware. Going to a 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.

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