Philips launches new ultrasound system for complicated imaging needs

2 September 2013 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2013 18:30)

Royal Philips Electronics has launched the new Epiq premium ultrasound system with new nSIGHT technology and Anatomical Intelligence, designed to visualise deeper levels of anatomical detail and contrast resolution on patients of all types.

Royal Philips Electronics has launched the new Epiq premium ultrasound system with new nSIGHT technology and Anatomical Intelligence, designed to visualise deeper levels of anatomical detail and contrast resolution on patients of all types.

The system has recently received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market in the country.

Built around user insights, Epiq provides an integrated 3D ultrasound technique that helps clinicians to interpret and quantify anatomies of interest, plan procedures and perform minimally-invasive interventions.

The technology has been designed to overcome many of the usability, reproducibility and readability challenges related to conventional ultrasound, and to bridge the workflow between diagnosis, therapy planning and treatment.

With Anatomical Intelligence, a rich data base of anatomic structural models and adaptive system technology, the Epiq system is expected to efficiently produce more definitive clinical results.

Anatomical Intelligence is capable of providing advanced organ modelling, image slicing and proven quantification, making exams easier to perform, more reproducible, and delivering new levels of clinical information.

"The technology has been designed to overcome many of the usability, reproducibility and readability challenges related to conventional ultrasound, and to bridge the workflow between diagnosis, therapy planning and treatment."

This intelligent technology with the precision clarity of nSIGHT Imaging makes a faster and more intuitive ultrasound system.

xMATRIX 3DTEE and the Anatomically Intelligent Mitral Valve Navigator AI provide a key Live 3D planning solution, which allows physicians to make more informed decisions before and during heart valve procedures.

Philips Healthcare imaging systems CEO Gene Saragnese said: "The combination of Anatomical Intelligence and the use of nSIGHT Imaging technology is a major milestone in the history of ultrasound technology."

University of Chicago director of cardiac imaging and professor of medicine Roberto Lang said: "The image quality of EPIQ is truly impressive,"

The numerous design elements make Epiq easier to operate including the standby battery, easy-to-connect transducers and portability.

Epiq premium ultrasound system features a new best-in-class ergonomic design with improved image quality and enhanced efficiency.

EPIQ complements the complicated imaging needs of an ageing global population by providing the technology and reliability that physicians require to make accurate diagnoses quickly and with greater confidence.

According to GlobalData estimates, ultrasound systems market was $1.45bn in 2012 and is expected to grow at CAGR of 5.2% to reach $2bn by 2019.