Sunday, March 8, 2009

TomTec Announces SonoLiver(R), A Dedicated Analysis Tool Of Dynamic Vascular Enhancement Of Focal Liver Lesions Using CEUS

TomTec announces the release of SonoLiver® as part of TomTec’s Image-Arena™ multimodality workstation solution at the European congress of radiology in March 2009.

SonoLiver® combines in a novel way perfusion quantification tools with perfusion imaging of focal liver lesions. The unique display of dynamic vascular patterns of all phases simplifies the decision for the right diagnosis. SonoLiver® increases the diagnostic confidence and simplifies the workflow of characterizing focal liver lesions.

SonoLiver® is performing a linearization of the Contrast enhanced ultrasound data for comparable results, uses an optimized motion artefact suppression to reduce in-plane motion artefacts and enhances the dynamic vascular patterns by parametric display.

“The cooperation with Bracco enables us to offer SonoLiver as a dedicated CEUS quantification tool for focal liver lesion. SonoLiver runs within TomTec’s Image-Arena™ environment which provides a full range of connectivity, data management and reporting features for an optimized clinical workflow!” said Frank Schlau, TomTec’s Chief Marketing Officer.

source: TomTec Imaging Systems

Friday, March 6, 2009

ALOKA Showcases a New Diagnostic Ultrasound System ProSound 4 at ECR 2009 in Vienna, Austria

TOKYO, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ALOKA Co., Ltd. will be unveiling a new diagnostic ultrasound system at the European Congress of Radiology - ECR2009 - to be held from March 6th, 2009 in Vienna, Austria.

Economic pressures continue to generate demand for ultrasound systems with higher cost-effectiveness, flexibility, ease of use, and functionality.

The ProSound 4 is a stand-alone, black-and-white system with the latest digital technologies engineered into a compact body for higher image quality at an affordable price. The system is compatible with many probes to meet the needs of diverse applications in fields such as Radiology, OB/GYN, Urology, and Surgery. Advanced technologies originally developed for high-end models promise extreme diagnostic precision with the ProSound 4. Connectivity with DICOM networks provides a new cost-effective imaging solution never before available at any hospital, large or small. The compact, lightweight system permits ultrasound examinations at almost any location, from bedside to the examination room.

source: PR Newswire