Advanced Mid-Range Ultrasound Systems Unveiled
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 29 May 2017
Image: The new mid-range HS60 ultrasound system that includes advanced high-end technologies (Photo courtesy of Samsung).
Two new mid-range ultrasound systems that include advanced image quality and technologies from high-end systems have been showcased.
The new systems are designed for use in clinical practices and include innovative features such as advanced volume imaging and measurement capabilities, and a simplified workflow.
The compact HS50 and HS60 ultrasound system were unveiled by Samsung, and already received US FDA clearance in Spring 2017. The HS50 and HS60 use Samsung’s advanced Digital Signal Processing techniques together with hybrid beamform technology to provide improved image quality. Clinical decision-making, treatment planning, and efficiency are enhanced by features such as advanced 3D/4D diagnostic views, a new simplified workflow, and new timesaving tools. The systems are intended for general imaging, Obstetrics and Gynecology, musculoskeletal, and other clinical practices.
Additional features of the new systems include faster Solid State Drive (SSD) storage, one-touch Quick Preset for selecting common transducer and preset combinations, and QuickScan that provides optimized gray scale and Doppler parameters. The systems also include a 21.5-inch LED monitor, S-Vue wide-bandwidth transducers for improved depth penetration and resolution, Realistic Vue for high-resolution 3D anatomy, and S-Harmonic for improved near-to-far field image uniformity, and reduced signal noise. The HS60 system also includes the Samsung E-Strain feature for the calculation of the strain ratio between two regions of interest.
President and CEO of Samsung NeuroLogica, Phil Sullivan, said, “With the introduction of the HS50 and HS60, Samsung is able to bring the exceptional image quality and penetration that our high-end customers have come to expect and rely on to a wider audience. With its smaller footprint and affordability, it will allow more clinicians to provide their patients the very best of care.”