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Location: 

Kortrijk, BE

Date:  Nov 24, 2022
Job ID:  7585

Internship: Color profile optimization for digital pathology

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). Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare. Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents.

Barco  

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help customers work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Healthcare is one of the key markets of Barco. For many years Barco has been contributing to improved healthcare by means of solutions in radiology, mammography, surgery, dermatology, dentistry, pathology etc.  

   

Innovation in healthcare  

The Barco Labs Healthcare team is constantly looking for new innovative solutions that push forward the state-of-the-art and can improve healthcare models. This group takes care of the entire innovation cycle: ideation and MVP definition, market evaluation and business case creation, R&D and clinical work for creation of proof of concepts and solutions, market and clinical / regulatory validation of the solutions, business model and business plan creation, up to commercial introduction and early pilot sales.  

  

The task at hand  

Pathology is an important part of the diagnostic procedure in hospital and medical practices. As this specialty recently started to transition from pure optical analysis (using microscopes) to the digital world (involving scanners, computers, and monitors), the door opens to develop image enhancement software to ease the task of pathologists. As pathology implies to artificially stain tissue samples before analysis, the colors used within a single image are quite limited. Different pathology labs make use of different slide scanners and staining agents, which does introduce a significant color variability which needs to be dealt with.  

Your task as an intern in the Barco Healthcare innovation team will be to propose new color enhancement methods, reducing color variability while perceptually optimizing typical colors distributions representative of different pathology specialties.  

By increasing the color dynamic of pathology images, you may enhance the visibility of important clinical features and therefore contribute to a faster and more accurate diagnosis.  

 

Qualifications  

  • Color science skills:  

  • Knowledge of color spaces and color (difference) metrics  

  • Basic understanding of an imaging pipeline, including look-up tables  

  • Experience with C++ 

  • Knowledge in image processing. 

  • Fluent communication in English  

 

Furthermore, you should be a student in a technical discipline, eligible to work at our HQ in Kortrijk Belgium.  

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