Image: The new bk3500 ultrasound system designed for use in emergency departments (Photo courtesy of Analogic).
A new robust ultrasound system designed for emergency departments has been launched for the European market.
The system is designed for ease of movement, and features improved image quality and battery storage, integrated Internet Technology (IT) functionality, and a hybrid user interface with a touch screen and tactile buttons. The system has a short boot-up time and includes workflow guidance to increase efficiency.
The bk3500 ultrasound system was developed by Analogic (Peabody, MA, USA), a healthcare company, and launched at the annual European Congress on Emergency Medicine (EuSEM) in October 2016 in Vienna, Austria. The ultrasound system works together with the bkHub software image management system that provides image storage, training, quality assurance, and billing.
Analogic develops and markets advanced imaging and real-time guidance technologies for diagnosis and treatment of disease. The systems are used for surgery, urology, and point-of-care. Analogic also develops imaging technology for Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners, and digital mammography systems.
Jacques Coumans, PhD, VP, CMO, and CSO at Analogic, said, “We had a very positive response to the introduction of our bk3500 ultrasound system to the European healthcare market. Many physicians came by our booth at EuSEM to learn more about our Vector Flow Imaging Assist technology, which is currently being studied to measure its impact on fluid responsiveness in septic patients. This novel technology automatically finds maximum velocity, measures the diameter of the vessel, and calculates flow volume in a matter of seconds. VFI Assist has the potential to be a clinical game changer in emergency medicine.”