Toshiba Medical has unveiled a new ultrasound system, Aplio i800, to allow quick imaging and confident diagnoses using an ultra-high-frequency transducer.

The Aplio i-series’ 24MHz transducer is designed for high-definition musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging of superficial structures and dynamic muscle movements.

Aplio i800 employs iPerformance technologies with high processing power that enables healthcare providers to see even fine muscle structures and tendons.

Toshiba America Medical Systems Ultrasound business unit director Dan Skyba said: “We develop technologies that focus on delivering safety, comfort and ease of use for our customers and their patients.

“Healthcare providers can be more confident in their diagnoses with the Aplio i800’s enhanced resolution and penetration capabilities, while offering new clinical applications in orthopaedic, dermatology and rheumatology with ultrasound, all with improved workflow and potentially lower cost per exam.”

"Healthcare providers can be more confident in their diagnoses with the Aplio i800’s enhanced resolution and penetration capabilities."

The new ultrasound also includes a new beam-forming technology called iBeam, which optimises the beam efficiency for enhanced penetration to facilitate imaging of the shoulder and deep muscles with high-contrast resolution.

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In combination with the 24MHz transducer, iBeam is intended to be beneficial in radiology and orthopaedic imaging and is also expected to aid new applications in dermatology and rheumatology.

US-based Toshiba America Medical Systems is involved in marketing, sale, distribution and service of radiology and cardiovascular systems such as CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray, and interventional X-ray.

Toshiba Medical became a member of the Canon Group in December last year and has a complete line of diagnostic medical imaging solutions.