Technology | September 03, 2008

Philips’ Hand-Held US Brings Premium Echo Imaging Bedside

Philips Healthcare has developed a hand-held ultrasound with reportedly advanced imaging quality. The CX50 CompactXtreme hand-held ultrasound system is set to commercially release in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Primarily designed for echocardiography, the CX50 was made with many of the same features from Philips’ iE33 echocardiography system, providing clinicians a portable ultrasound that can be used for diagnosis, according to Philips.
The company said the system features the PureWave transducer, which produces greater bandwidth and efficiency, yielding better imaging performance. This technology is designed to achieve greater penetration in patients who are traditionally difficult to image, such as obese patients or patients with emphysema. The system also features XRES adaptive imaging that reportedly reduces noise and artifacts, producing greater clarity, according to the company.

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