Enhanced cardiac ultrasound system from Philips Healthcare
1 Sept 2010
Royal Philips Electronics has launched the enhanced iE33
xMATRIX cardiac ultrasound system featuring a new ergonomic solution for
more efficient adult echocardiograms, the X5-1 transducer.
The system enables expanded cardiac-related diagnostic capabilities
related to ischemic disease detection, structural heart disease
assessment, as well as systolic and diastolic heart failure and
Aimed at supporting workflow improvements as well as providing
clinical benefits, the iE33 xMATRIX cardiac ultrasound system is a
highlighted display at the European Society of Cardiology Congress
(ESC) August 28 to September 1.
“The new iE33 xMATRIX ultrasound system represents a significant
breakthrough in ultrasound; technology that gives clinicians new
diagnostic tools and helps them examine patients more quickly,” said
Andrew Hatt, vice president and interim general manager, Ultrasound,
for Philips Healthcare. “In addition, clinicians who have
experienced scanning fatigue will appreciate that the X5-1
transducer combines the ergonomics of 2D transducers with the
three-dimensional technology they need, to make the most informed
patient care decisions possible.”
Continuing the tradition of expanding advanced capabilities
throughout the Philips cardiac ultrasound portfolio, new features of
the iE33 xMATRIX ultrasound system include outstanding 2D and 3D
image quality utilizing a single transducer, near instantaneous
acquisition of 3D volumes, new 3D workflow tools and visualized
color Doppler flow pattern during 3D exams.
With the X5-1 and iRotate, a clinician can more easily obtain
challenging 2D views, such as apical two-chamber. Rather than
manually rotating the transducer and searching for a window that
isn’t obscured by ribs, rotation is achieved electronically to
maintain the best acoustical window. When used in stress echo,
iRotate allows clinicians to complete an entire stress echo protocol
from the standard windows following peak exertion without rotating
the X5-1 transducer.
The iE33 xMATRIX ultrasound system also offers a 3D stress echo
solution that can be incorporated with conventional 2D stress echo.
After acquiring a volume, clinicians can then use the system’s
advanced iSlice software to obtain short axis views of the heart’s
apex. This constitutes additional clinical information that is not
routinely obtained by ultrasound.
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