Technology | February 05, 2015

Samsung Premium Ultrasound System Enhances Fetal Heart Imaging and Diagnosis with Advanced 5-D Applications

Samsung WS80A with Elite Performance Package offers fast image processing and 5-D advanced applications

Cardiovascular ultrasound, ultrasound systems, RSNA 2015, 5D Heart

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February 5, 2015 — Samsung Electronics America Inc. introduced the Samsung WS80A with Elite performance package, its flagship ultrasound product for women’s healthcare designed to streamline exam workflows and deliver image clarity. This high resolution system offers enhanced diagnostic capabilities and expanded 5-D features — including a new 5-D heart application — building on Samsung’s WS80A platform.

The screening and diagnosis of congenital heart disease — the leading organ-specific birth defect — remains an important challenge for sonographers and physicians. The Samsung WS80A with Elite’s 5-D heart tool generates nine standard fetal cardiac views simultaneously in a single template, offering an intuitive workflow that can simplify examination of the fetal heart and improve reproducibility.

“Utilizing Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography (FINE), 5-D heart can help improve the performance of fetal echocardiography by shortening the examination time, providing the nine standard cardiac planes which are necessary to examine the fetal heart thoroughly,” said Lami Yeo, M.D., associate professor and director of fetal cardiology at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich.

5-D workflow refers to semi-automated identification of specific diagnostic image planes and measurements from a volume data set. Expanding on the 5-D LB (fetal long-bone) and 5-D NT (nuchal translucency) features previously introduced on the Samsung WS80A, the WS80A with Elite performance package integrates:

· 5-D heart — An application designed to simultaneously display nine standard fetal cardiac views by applying intelligent navigation technology to volume datasets of the fetal heart.

· 5-D CNS (central nervous system) — Displays six measurements (BPD, HC, OFD, cerebellum, posterior fossa, atria lateral ventricle) from three transverse views generated from a single volume of the fetal brain to enhance measurement reproducibility and streamline workflow.

· 5-D follicle — Identifies and measures multiple ovarian follicles for rapid assessment of follicular size and status during gynecology examinations.

The Samsung WS80A with Elite performance package also features improved image quality through S-Vue Transducer technology offering broader bandwidth and higher sensitivity. The convex 3-D S-Vue transducer offers higher performance, in a smaller, lighter and more comfortable design for imaging sonologists. Further supporting accurate diagnosis, the new system incorporates a 23-inch wide LED screen to provide vibrant color representation and enhanced viewing of ultrasound images.

The Samsung WS80A with Elite performance package system has received 510(k) clearance and is now available in the market.

For more information: www.samsung.com/ultrasound

 

 

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