Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Zonaire Medical Systems to Showcase z.one Ultrasound Platform at RSNA

CHICAGO, November 28, 2011 - ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., a developer of premium ultrasound solutions, will showcase the z.one system focused on abdominal ultrasound imaging solutions for diverse patient populations here shown at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Radiology Society of North America, November 27 – December 2.

ZONARE’s z.one ultrasound system delivers high-end image quality powered by its proprietary Zone Sonography™ Technology (ZSTTM) which compensates for speed of sound variations across patients enabling optimum image quality among a diverse patient population. The system delivers stellar performance and provides mobility and workflow advantages across a wide variety of radiology applications, ranging from neonatal to bariatric patients.

"In my experience, the highly mobile ZONARE system delivers premium pediatric imaging performance in practical applications. Using the C10-3, C9-3 and C6-2 transducers provides consistently uniform imaging at depth on neonates to teenagers with color Doppler performance comparable to our other premium systems," said Dr. Brian Coley, radiologist-in-chief at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

source: Zonaire

Monday, November 28, 2011

Toshiba Launches Aplio 500 Ultrasound with Advanced Fly Thru and Smart Fusion Features

CHICAGO, Nov 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., launched the Aplio(TM) 500 ultrasound system, enabling clinicians to diagnose like never before, using the most advanced visualization tools in the industry. The Aplio 500 ultrasound is 510(k) cleared and displayed at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 27 -- Dec. 2, 2011 (Booth #5634, South Hall).

Aplio 500 combines advanced visualization capabilities, workflow automation tools and superior ergonomics for more accurate diagnoses and improved departmental efficiency. The system is backed by Toshiba's Reliance Program, the industry's best warranty/technology protection program.

Toshiba's Aplio 500 comes optional with Fly Thru and Smart Fusion, two advanced features unmatched in the industry:

-- Fly Thru: This industry-first technology revolutionizes ultrasound diagnosis using 3D volume rendering to "fly through" interiors of ducts and vessels for better exploration of lesions and masses, and to assist in planning interventional procedures. Fly Thru gives clinicians an entirely new perspective of 3D imaging.

-- Smart Fusion: Shows both CT and ultrasound images side-by-side on a single screen. Smart Fusion syncs the two images, helping to locate hard-to-find lesions and aiding in ultrasound-guided biopsy without additional CT scans. Toshiba's Smart Fusion is easy to use, with the most intuitive user set-up available.

source: Market Watch