Portwell White Paper: How Intel® Core™ and Xeon® Processor-based System Host Boards Advance C-arm Devices Today and Tomorrow

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    How Intel® Core™ and Xeon® Processor-based System Host Boards Advance C-arm Devices Today and Tomorrow

     

    The latest Intel Core and Xeon processors together with Portwell’s SHB technologies deliver higher performance, better visual capabilities, greater reliability, enhanced security, and flexible configuration and expandability.

     

    Overview 

    C-arm X-ray devices are an integral part of every large hospital’s surgical rooms. They are widely used in vascular procedures, such as angiography, pain management and cardiac catheterization, as well as orthopedic surgeries. Depending on configurations, most C-arms support 2D imaging technology. Advanced models support 3D imaging that demands much greater processing and graphics power on a real-time basis. In C-arm system design, ability to scale to handle this range of needs and imaging technology advancements is a major consideration.

     

    Due to long cycles of system development, field tests and regulatory approval and certification, C-arms require embedded computing systems supporting longevity. To handle real-time image and signal processing, these computers use high-performance Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors with powerful integrated graphics capabilities to capture and render precise images and videos for surgeons to view pathological conditions during the surgery. 

     

    PICMG 1.3 System Host Boards (SHBs) are ideal computing platforms for powering C-arm devices. Adopting 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors and the Intel® Xeon® processor E3 v3 product family, Portwell has developed a series of PICMG 1.3 SHB solutions. The latest Intel Core and Xeon processors together with Portwell’s SHB technologies deliver higher performance, better visual experiences, greater reliability, enhanced security, and flexible configuration and expandability for developing C-arm devices today and tomorrow. 

     

    Please refer to the full-text of the white paper at http://www.portwell.com/solutions/images/SHB_C-arm.pdf.