Philips launches new cardiology ultrasound system
7 September 2005
Stockholm, Sweden. Royal Philips Electronics launched the new Philips
HD11 XE cardiology ultrasound system at the European Society of Cardiology
conference, hosted in Stockholm. The system is the latest version of the
HD11 ultrasound system with a flat panel monitor, and is designed to meet
the specific needs of cardiologists through more powerful cardiac
capabilities that allow advanced quantification to make faster and more
specific treatment decisions.
The HD11 XE adds a variety of features to help physicians more accurately
measure heart chambers, wall motion and ejection fraction. The system also
features QLAB quantification software to help physicians improve their
diagnostic capability by providing non-invasive assessment of cardiac
anatomy and function, including:
- Strain Quantification, using Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) provides
tools to quantify velocity and evaluate patients for synchronization
- Automated intima media thickness (IMT) measurements of carotid and
other superficial arteries.
- Region of Interest (ROI) quantification to analyze pixel intensities
from 2D or colour Doppler data sets in up to 10 user-defined regions,
and graph them over time.
The Philips HD11 XE system was designed to meet the growing need of many
healthcare institutions for a cardiovascular ultrasound system that can
quickly handle the scanning needs of a widely divergent patient population
and the increasing demand for echo examinations.