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Kortrijk, BE

Date:  Oct 13, 2021
Job ID:  3802

Internship: Color consistency in clinical skin images

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). With a team of over 3,300 employees, located all around the globe, we realized sales of 770.01 million euro in 2020. 

Background of Barco Healthcare


Barco develops high-precision medical display systems to bring enhanced visualization and diagnosis across the healthcare enterprise, including radiology, mammography, surgery, pathology, clinical review imaging and dentistry. Barco's full line of color and grayscale diagnostic displays, display controllers and softcopy Quality Assurance (QA) tools facilitate confident diagnoses while guaranteeing perfect image quality over time and across displays. Next to this Barco is also an important player in the Digital Operating Room market with the Barco NEXXIS platform, a unique image management solution that builds on the IP network to ensure complete integration of all devices in and beyond the operating room.


Goal & Description of the project


The goal of the project is to optimize an image processing pipeline for use in general dermatology. This image shows an example of an image acquired with a conventional image processing pipeline as available for example in state-of-the-art smartphone camera’s and many standalone SLR cameras, i.e. non-optimized for this clinical purpose, where standard office illumination is combined with a scene containing both skin as well as blue gloves. It is clear that the color rendering of the resulting images is incorrect, the skin is represented too yellow.

Consistency of images in general dermatology is crucial, especially in follow-up of treatment, evolution of skin conditions over time, … .

During this project inter-device variations as well as scene variations will be characterized and compensated for. For scene variations custom color patches will be added to the scene, which will require automated detection.


Required Skills


  • OpenCV
  • Python
  • Knowledge of common development tools such as debuggers, GIT, docker, etc
  • Notion of color science and/or camera image processing is a plus

Also, you …

  • Have an open and enthusiastic attitude
  • Are creative
  • Have an analytical and methodical thinking and way of working
  • Can write and speak English



Color Calibration, Image Processing, Prototyping, Programming


About internships at Barco


The Technology and Innovation group of Barco Healthcare specialises in designing, testing and validating new display technologies and imaging system components specifically for life-critical healthcare applications.

Internships within the Technology and Innovation group consist of 3 to 6 months working fulltime in the lab environment, interacting with the multi-national, multi-disciplinary R&D teams.

During your internship you will be guided by our engineers who are world-experts in the field of medical display image quality. You will have the possibility to work together with them to bring the future to today’s medical imaging technology.

You will also have the opportunity to contribute to cutting edge research by applying your technical knowledge, and you will have ample opportunity and support for developing your industrial writing and presentation skills.

We are a lively and international group, including nationalities from Europe and around the world. Our past interns have come from a variety of countries, including students from Belgium, France, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Lithuania and even Indonesia.