DSPs help make innovative medical equipment that is more flexible, affordable and accessible, helping to revolutionize health care in the 21st century and beyond.

This white paper provides an overview of DSPs’ role in medical imaging today and tomorrow. It discusses various families of DSPs, such as multicore, and lists their advantages over other types of devices, such as field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

This paper also presents some examples of TI DSPs used in medical imaging applications and discusses how the company is using its expertise and experience in military, cellular networking and automotive applications to further advance the field of medical imaging.