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Cost-Effective Ultrasound Device Boosts Diagnostic Confidence

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 03 Apr 2018
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Image: The entry-level Aplio i600 ultrasound system (Photo courtesy of Canon Medical Systems).
Image: The entry-level Aplio i600 ultrasound system (Photo courtesy of Canon Medical Systems).
A new ultrasound system provides a cost-effective imaging solution without compromising image quality.

The Canon Medical Systems (Ōtawara, Japan) Aplio i600 ultrasound system is the entry-level scanner of the Aplio i-series, but uses the same lightweight transducers as the Aplio Platinum Series. The wideband transducers feature outstanding clinical versatility and signal processing technology, delivering outstanding sensitivity, penetration, and spatial resolution for all Doppler modes. Superb micro-vascular imaging (SMI) visualizes low-velocity microvascular flow together with high frame rates, allowing diagnostic confidence when evaluating lesions, cysts, and tumors.

Features include Precision+ smoothing of images for sharpened outline of lesions, enhanced image uniformity, and reduced clutter; ApliPure+ compounding, which delivers increased imaging contrast and reduced speckle noise; differential tissue harmonics for higher spatial resolution and greatly increased penetration; contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for perfusion dynamics in a wide range of clinical settings; shear wave technology for quantitative measurement of tissue elasticity; a comprehensive strain elastography suite with raw data functionality; and advanced myocardial wall motion dynamics for cardiac imaging.

Aplio also provides a host of intelligent workflow support and automation tools, including mode-sensitive on-screen navigation via a central trackball; an interface that visually guides the user through the exam, simplifying system operation and helping improve efficiency; iSense design, which makes it easy for clinicians to adjust the console to virtually any scanning position, and iPerformance, an imaging technology which reduces clutter, strengthens the signal, and improves visualization. The device can also be remotely operated from a wireless tablet, which can be particularly helpful during vascular exams.

“The Aplio i600 was designed to expand the clinical utility of ultrasound by delivering outstanding image quality that allows health care providers to feel confident in every diagnosis,” said Dan Skyba, director of the ultrasound business unit at Canon Medical Systems USA. “The cost-effective solution also improves productivity with an intuitive user interface that enhances workflow and reduces training needs.”


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