Samsung launches first tablet-based ultrasound device

15 October 2013 (Last Updated October 15th, 2013 18:30)

Samsung Electronics America has launched UGEO PT60A, its first tablet-based ultrasound system for the point-of-care (POC) market, enabling doctors to perform medical diagnoses at or near the site of patient care.

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Samsung Electronics America has launched UGEO PT60A, its first tablet-based ultrasound system for the point-of-care (POC) market, enabling doctors to perform medical diagnoses at or near the site of patient care.

The UGEO PT60A is a compact device that combines highly efficient ultrasound functions for the purpose of POC.

UGEO PT60A features the latest technologies such as Needle Mate for precise identification of the needles' location, SDMR providing clearer imaging with an innovative noise reduction filter and SCI, delivering remarkable spatial and contrast resolution.

Apart from its leading technologies, the UGEO PT60A is also equipped with a 10.1in LED touch-screen with high-resolution and an intuitive user interface for time-efficiency and easy handling.

Samsung's health and medical equipment unit sales director Brian Keith said: "This system underscores our continued commitment to introducing increased innovation to the healthcare market through our health and medical business unit."

Using the one-touch measurement features of the ultraportable and compact UGEO PT60A, exam results are delivered with maximum efficiency.

The UGEO PT60A's Auto IMT and quick diagnosis report helps make critical decisions with ease, facilitating fast and timely treatment for the patient.

"This system underscores our continued commitment to introducing increased innovation to the healthcare market through our health and medical business unit."

In August, the system received the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and completed its domestic product review in September in time for the October launch at this week's meeting.

With the handy and ergonomic design of the UGEO PT60A, specialists can now better attend to the injury by enhancing their mobility during the diagnostic exam.

While the sensitive full touchscreen and intuitive user interface provide easy access to common functions, the UGEO PT60A design helps sports medicine specialists in quicker examination of injuries.

Samsung is showcasing its UGEO PT60A for the first time at the 2013 American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) annual meeting at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

According to GlobalData estimates, ultrasound systems market in the US was $1.45bn in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% to reach $2.07bn by 2019.


Image: The first tablet-based ultrasound device, UGEO PT60A. Photo: courtesy of Samsung Electronics America, Inc.