Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, recently announced the global launch of a compact portable ultrasound solution at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting 27 November –1 December, Chicago, USA).
Philips’ new Compact 5000 Series aims to bring the diagnostic quality associated with premium cart-based ultrasound systems to more patients. Designed for portability and versatility without compromising image quality or performance, the Compact 5000 series facilitates first-time-right ultrasound exams for more patients.
Replicating the intuitive user interface and workflow of Philips’ cart-based systems EPIQ Elite and Affiniti, and offering full compatibility with these systems’ transducers, Ultrasound Compact 5000 Series supports an easy learning curve for users. Designed for shared service capabilities across specialties including cardiovascular, obstetrics and gynecology, point of care, and general imaging, Ultrasound Compact 5000 Series system helps meet the needs of multiple clinical segments.
The Compact system can be configured with an optional battery allowing for 2.5 hours of scanning time and 20% faster power-up capability to quickly ready the system at the patient’s side when every second counts. Additionally, the new system features 33% fewer hard keys on the console, and a fully sealed control panel for easy disinfection and cleaning protocols.
“Improving patient outcomes and the patient experience means providing clinicians with our best diagnostic tools available and making advanced technology available wherever the patient is located,” said Jeff Cohen, general manager of Ultrasound at Philips.
“With the patient at the center of everything we do, we built the Ultrasound Compact System 5000 Series to perform as a highly versatile portable ultrasound system to be used in multiple care settings for many different types of exams without compromising image quality, diagnostic ability, or clinical workflow,” he adds.
“The Compact system gives me superb image quality for such a small portable system, providing us with the results we need,” said Dr. Marcela Böhm-Vélez, MD, Weinstein Imaging Associates, Pittsburgh, USA. “We find the system to be extremely user-friendly, particularly as it matches that of our EPIQ Elites we also have in our clinic. With the added battery, it also gives us the flexibility to move between patients more quickly.”