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Wireless Ultrasound Device Scans Breasts at Point of Care

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 05 Jul 2018
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Image: The Viera portable breast ultrasound scanner (Photo courtesy of Hologic).
Image: The Viera portable breast ultrasound scanner (Photo courtesy of Hologic).
A novel portable ultrasound scanner transmits images wirelessly to smart devices and integrates with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) or the cloud.

The Hologic (Bedford, MA, USA) Viera portable breast ultrasound scanner is designed to be carried around for diagnostic and visual confirmations, as well as to guide point-of-care (POC) interventional procedures such as vascular access, nerve blocks, and targeted injections. Preset modes for breast, dense breast, and interventional procedures simplify workflow, with a customizable annotations package that enables efficient documentation, and a breast reporting package for quickly documenting services, ensuring accurate billing and audit.

Viera is constructed with a tough magnesium shell to withstand busy hospitals and other unpredictable environments. Features include an intuitive user interface with “point and shoot” simplicity, on-demand high-resolution images using a 14-4 MHz linear transducer with 192 elements, four software beam-formers, support for B,M, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD), Doppler, and needle ultrasound enhancement modes, with automated gain and frequency settings. The system works with a mobile app that produces high-resolution images and transmits them wirelessly to most iOS or Android smart devices.

“As the global leader in breast cancer screening technology, Hologic continues to introduce breakthrough innovations that deliver superior clinical outcomes and experiences for clinicians and patients alike,” said Pete Valenti, president of breast and skeletal health solutions at Hologic. “The latest addition, our new Viera system, offers exceptional image quality and streamlined workflow, making it a natural and exciting addition to our growing portfolio of cutting-edge breast and skeletal health solutions.”

The Viera breast ultrasound scanner is the result of an exclusive worldwide agreement for distribution of Clarius Mobile Health (Burnaby, BC, Canada) wireless ultrasound scanners for breast applications. It works with the Clarius App on iOS and Android smart devices.

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