Thursday, October 22, 2009

GE Healthcare Announces Expanded Clinical Applications For The LOGIQ E9 Ultrasound System

WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN, October 21, 2009 – GE Healthcare, the $17 billion division of the General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), today announced new breakthrough technologies for the LOGIQ® E9 agile ultrasound system. LOGIQ E9 is a multi-purpose system for general imaging and Breakthrough 2010 expands it’s capabilities with new transducers and software enhancements to provide improved image quality and productivity to pediatric, vascular and cardiac imaging applications.

The new applications are integrated with features from the original release of the LOGIQ E9. The system is founded on a new approach, Agile Acoustic Architecture, which is based on proprietary mathematically based clinical models of the human body. Agile Acoustic Architecture dynamically optimizes imaging parameters, enabling the acquisition of extraordinary images on any patient. This intelligent system also enables easy workflow processes that require the sonographer to perform only minimal system adjustments.

In addition to Agile Architecture, the updated LOGIQ E9 showcases E-Series transducers that provide outstanding scanning flexibility combining the proprietary Acoustic Architecture with the latest innovations in transducer technology. Seven new transducers are being introduced in this Breakthrough 2010 covering cardiac, vascular and pediatric applications.

source: GE Healthcare

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ultrasonix Medical Corporation Introduces new SonixTOUCH IVF functionalities

Richmond, BC - October 16th, 2009 - Ultrasonix Medical Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of high quality diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems announced today the release of significant workflow and productivity enhancements to its SonixTOUCH IVF systems used in Reproductive Medicine Clinics.

SonixTOUCH is a, compact, portable diagnostic ultrasound system developed around the 3rd generation OpenSONIX platform, capable of generating premium-level image quality and with its unique touch-screen driven interface the SonixTOUCH can be upgraded at any time and configured for virtually any application or use.

SonixTOUCH IVF is dedicated for use in Reproductive Medicine offering premium image quality, easy and fast workflow for follicular measurements, flexibility in features that can be upgraded at any time and seamlessly interfaces with most major IVF EMR systems.

Ultrasonix latest enhancement allows physicians and clinicians to significantly reduce exam time by over 50% by allowing for automatic follicular measurements by simply pointing to them on the touch-screen. A report is then automatically generated and sent out to the supported EMR system.

source: Ultrasonics Medical Corporation

Thursday, October 8, 2009

SonoSite Announces FDA Clearance for Its New Nanomaxx Ultrasound Tool

BOTHELL, WA – October 5, 2009 – SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, announced today that the company has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its new NanoMaxx™ ultrasound system and is commencing US customer deliveries. International deliveries began at the end of June.

Based on SonoSite’s 4th generation Turbo technology, the six pound NanoMaxx system is the latest addition to SonoSite’s suite of specialized products for point-of-care visualization in medicine. Complete with streamlined one button optimization technology, a touch screen user interface and SonoSite’s industry-leading 5-year warranty, the NanoMaxx system is ideal for both hospital and office markets and designed to provide healthcare professionals with improved patient safety practices, expanded workflow capabilities and exam room flexibility.

source: SonoSite

Monday, October 5, 2009

Signostics Introduces the World's Smallest Ultrasound Product for Global Demands of Affordable Healthcare

BOSTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- American College of Emergency Physicians 2009 Scientific Assembly -- Signostics Inc., a U.S. and Australian-based medical device company developing innovative portable and affordable handheld medical devices, today announced the launch of its new palm-sized, affordable ultrasound product for point-of-care use by medical practitioners.

The Signostics palm-sized ultrasound product has quality image resolution with a touch-screen display, a start time of less than one second from sleep mode and stores up to 10,000 images. Weighing approximately a half pound with a sleek, compact design that fits into the palm of the hand, the product is equivalent to the size of a smart phone. This allows physicians to place the device in their pocket or wear around their neck like a stethoscope until the next use, increasing the convenience of using ultrasound for diagnosis at the point of care.

"Demand for affordable healthcare is a global issue and our product provides physicians with an easy to use, affordable way to improve efficiency and faster triage in the emergency room and other clinical settings. The Signostics palm-sized ultrasound product provides physicians with a quick way to visually assess a patient's internal anatomy that is limited with a stethoscope. Signostics is democratizing ultrasound by making it accessible to a much broader market," said Neil Bartlett, MD, CEO of Signostics Inc.

source: PR Newswire