Royal Philips Electronics has announced the latest addition to its HD ultrasound family of products at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna.
The Philips HD7 ultrasound system provides grayscale and colour Doppler imaging with one button optimisation, as well as Tissue Harmonic Imaging. In addition, the HD7 features a wide array of transducers and an adjustable flat panel monitor.
The Philips HD7 system aims to address basic scanning needs while adding new technology and design advances that help improve image quality. According to its manufacturers, the system can meet the demands for high-volume use in cardiovascular, OB/GYN, anaesthesiology, oncology, electrophysiology, stress echo, paediatric, orthopaedic, urologic, emergency and other applications.
The HD7 has a broadband digital beamformer to capture and preserve more tissue information than conventional narrowband systems and its wide dynamic range and digital focal tuning provide a high degree of sensitivity and detail resolution.
Other features include iSCAN one button image optimisation, multiple transducer ports, DICOM connectivity, and easy data recording to CD or USB. In addition, optional off-line QLAB quantification software capability allows clinicians to perform post-examination image review and analysis on a PC.
“Customers on a modest budget have told us they appreciate high-end image quality, but it is reliability that is key for them as they do not have the technical support network of larger institutions,” said Anne LeGrand, senior vice president, Ultrasound, for Philips Healthcare. “That is why we have taken our proven system architecture and software and migrated it to a system designed around their needs and price point.”