The CIUS (Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions) spring conference was held on April 25th -26th. The conference contained interesting workshops, lectures and discussions on topics such as electronics and transducer design, microsystems for ultrasound imaging and how to go from academia to starting your own business. There were exciting news regarding innovation in the cluster and the CIUS Challenge on Contrast Enhancement was held for the first time. The challenge was about providing the best possible ultrasound imaging algorithm in order to produce the highest score in a soon to be published novel method for measuring the contrast resolution of an ultrasound imaging algorithm.
We are proud to announce that our very own Tore Bjåstad won the contrast challenge with an algorithm utilizing non-local means filtering!