Philips stands out on the medical market with innovative, versatile and high-quality equipment and technologies designed to increase the efficiency, ease of use and accuracy of minimally invasive procedures. Observing an increase in the demand for such procedures, Philips combined its expertise in the medical field with patients’ clinical situations and opted for a clear image of high-performance IT architecture.
Among the most important:
xMATRIX is the most leading-edge, versatile ultrasound transducer technology available today. It allows you to see more clearly, explore more fully and resolve more thoroughly, making exams faster and easier for both clinicians and patients. xMATRIX technology enables quick and easy volume acquisition, supports multiple interrogation capabilities, and provides views not possible with 2D imaging – and all with remarkable image quality. Confidently assess anatomy and function, easily identify abnormalities, and fully appreciate structural relationships in the 3D space.
xMATRIX transducers support a wide range of clinical applications, including adult and pediatric cardiac exams; abdominal, vascular, obstetrical and gynecological exams; and cardiac and abdominal interventional procedures. xMATRIX is available on the EPIQ 7 and CX50 xMATRIX systems.
xMATRIX transducers raise the bar of scanning performance. They harness the power of 150 computer boards, with fully-sampled elements ranging from 2,500 to over 9,000 for 360-degree focusing and steering. And when combined with Philips nSIGHT and PureWave crystal technologies, they are even more powerful.
Obese patients present special challenges for ultrasound imaging because it is difficult to achieve the penetration required for diagnostic images. As a result, pathology may be missed or the patient may be referred to other imaging modalities for additional studies involving radiation, which can increase the cost of diagnosis.
In an effort to address the challenges of imaging this rapidly growing patient population, Philips introduced PureWave transducer technology. Through the use of pure, uniform crystals, wh
ich are 85% more efficient than conventional piezoelectric material, PureWave delivers extraordinary levels of detail and contrast resolution and allows for improved penetration at higher frequencies.
Today, PureWave transducers offer ultra wide dynamic range and unique beam reconstruction that reinforces exceptional tissue information at greater depths with less noise. So you can image even your largest patients.
This technology is integral in C5-1, C9-2, eL18-4 and X6-1 transducers, allowing for improved penetration in difficult patients while maintaining excellent detail resolution, Doppler sensitivity, and CEUS performance.
The following benefits shall be highlighted:
- Exam times reduced by 2% to 38%
- A reduction in pain and fatigue from scanning in 29% to 85% of the cases
- Sonographers felt that they had to push less in 48% to 93% of the cases in order to achieve penetration of an organ or structure
- Marked improvement in color sensitivity in 31% to 86% of the cases
Available on EPIQ, Affiniti Sparq and CX50 ultrasound systems.
TrueView and GlassVue
Philips suite of advanced visualization features allow you to easily acquire lifelike 3D images. Philips TrueVue and GlassVue, with internal light source, deliver photorealistic fetal images. aReveal automatic 3D segmentation allows you to reveal the fetal face with one touch.
At the touch of a button, the new MaxVue high-definition display brings extraordinary visualization of anatomy with 1,179,648 additional image pixels compared to a standard 4:3 display format mode. MaxVue enhances ultrasound viewing during interventional procedures and provides 38% more viewing area to optimize the display oaf dual, side/side, biplane, and scrolling imaging modes.
SonoCT imaging technology uses transmit beam-steering techniques to obtain coplanar, tomographic images from different viewing angles, then combines these micro-angulated images into a single compounded image at real-time frame rates. SonoCT imaging enables clinicians to acquire up to nine times more tissue information than the orthogonal beams used in conventional ultrasound, without any unusual manipulation of the transducer and without sacrificing frame rates.
- Accurate and precise clinical data
- Increased diagnostic confidence
- Improved patient management
SonoCT is supported in most 2D, Doppler, harmonic, and 3D imaging modes, increasing image clarity for most exam needs and patient types.