Philips launches Epiq Elite ultrasound system

Philips (NYSE:PHG) said yesterday that it launched its new Epiq Elite ultrasound system. The newly launched system from the Amsterdam company contains its “latest advances in transducer innovation,” as well as its first solution for vascular assessment and diagnosis. “Our new portfolio of dedicated systems and solutions based on the EPIQ Elite combines new display technology, innovative transducers, advanced software and enhanced processing power. With one in four stroke cases caused by vascular disease of the carotid artery in the neck, vascular health is a growing concern worldwide. Ultrasound is the ideal imaging technology to help clinicians make a more precise diagnosis, which is why today we’re announcing our first dedicated solution for vascular assessment and diagnosis,” general imaging and women’s healthcare ultrasound biz lead Jeff Cohen said in a press release. Philips said that the device comes equipped with an xMatrix linear transducer, which produces 3D vascular images to allow clinicians to see into a vessel and evaluate plaque spatial location and composition and view 3D flow data for quickly assessing stenotic conditions. “Not much has changed in vascular ultrasound until this release of the ultimate ultrasound solution for vascular assessment. The combination of a new transducer and advances in software makes the assessment and diagnosis of vascular conditions through easy to interpret images. There is now ...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Ultrasound Royal Philips Source Type: news

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Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research
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Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
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Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Biotechnol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Kidney Source Type: research
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Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research
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