Foetal imaging is an ever-evolving field of technology, and as it progresses, parents globally are afforded the opportunity to get clearer and more lifelike images of their unborn children. Philips have developed ground-breaking tools that work together to offer a number of practical features that allow healthcare professionals to better advise parents on their babies. The Philips TrueVue, GlassVue, TouchVue and aReveal tools deliver lifelike foetal imaging that allow parents a closer, clearer look at their child.

Michael Ruma, M.D. and maternal-foetal medicine specialist at Perinatal Associates of New Mexico says, “Philips’ latest technological advancement in OB/GYN ultrasound is a novel tool allowing clinicians to further explore the anatomic evaluation of the foetus.” Ruma highlights the benefits of Philips TrueVue, crediting the developments as improving diagnostic confidence of doctors and supporting the connection between parent and foetus.

Moveable Internal Light Source for Targeted Illumination

The Philips TrueVue ultrasound is designed to create photorealistic 3D visualisations of the foetus in utero and is equipped with its own virtual light source – a feature of advanced 3D ultrasound displays. The operator can move the light source anywhere in the 3D volume, meaning that light and shadow can be manipulated to enhance clinical confidence in detecting complex obstetric and foetal issues, as well as allowing mother and child to bond.

Interactive Touch Panel Offers Easy Application

Philips TrueVue Ultrasound has an interactive interface – referred to as TouchVue – whereby healthcare professionals can use the touch panel for fingertip control. The volume rotation and position of the internal light can be controlled directly on the TrueVue 3D image. TouchVue compliments TrueVue in that it allows the operator to manipulate the image however necessary to make diagnoses, or allow the parents to enjoy the sight of their child.

Transparent View of Foetal Anatomy for Internal Structures

The GlassVue capabilities of the Philips TrueVue Ultrasound are designed to create transparent 3D visualisatonis. Philips GlassVue enables the operator to pull up a more transparent view of the foetal anatomy than a traditional ultrasound can offer. This ultrasound can go beyond the surface to investigate bones, organs and internal structures to ensure the ultimate health of the baby. The internal light source and the amount of transparency can be altered to suit the requirements of helathcare professionals.


Automatic 3D Segmentation for Uninterrupted Images

This ultrasound does not stop offering more and more technological advancements. The Philips TrueVue Ultrasound can automatically sculpt away extraneous material around the foetus with its aReveal Anatomically Intelligent ultrasound algorithm. The aReveal function recognises the geometry of the baby’s skull, and one touch can then reveal the face much more fully. The aReveal function works with both TrueVue and traditionally rendered 3D volumes.

Before the aReveal Function is Enabled on 3D Foetal Imaging

Before aReveal Function Enabled

After the aReveal Function is Enabled on 3D Foetal Imaging

After aReveal Function Enabled












Realistic foetal imaging is vital to improving foetal healthcare, as well as aiding healthcare professionals in making accurate diagnoses and allowing parent and child to bond. With Philips TrueVue Ultrasound, TouchVue interface, GlassVue transparency capabilities and aReveal scuplting abilities, the field is altogether changed. Advances in 3D technology have successfully made it to foetal imaging, and are proudly brought to you by Glenmed Solutions.

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