Technology is continuing to move forward. A quick bedside diagnosis can now be performed using the Titan ultrasound system from SonoSite.
Some features of the Titan, as listed on the manufacturer’s website:
– Full diagnostic capability. High quality imaging; color power Doppler (CPD); pulsed wave (PW) Doppler; Tissue Harmonic Imaging (THI); M-mode; SiteLink DICOM; on-board DICOM .
– Versatility of two systems in one. The TITAN system can be used in its Mobile Docking System (MDS) or as a mobile point-of-care solution using the mini-Dock.
– Rugged design. Durability that meets the demands of mobile applications including potential droppage and substantial wear and tear.
– Flexibility. Upgrade path for new capabilities, including Triple Transducer Connect (TTC) that allows for rapid application changes.
– Reliable, fast technology. State-of-the-art ASIC based system cold boots in seconds and offers highly consistent performance.
– Convenient industry standard flashcard storage. High capacity for on-board information storage.
Combine this with a 21.3-centimeter LCD screen, 3.5 kilograms of weight, 2 to 3 hours on a single battery run and 12 seconds “boot time”, and you have a very powerful echo system. Also check out their clinical images page. Price tag? Just $40,000. Delivery date? June 2004.
UPDATE: We have received the following message from SonoSite. It is in response to our inquiry regarding cardiac calculation capabilities of the new system.
“Currently we do not have a Cardiac calculations package on the TITAN ultrasound system. However, we will be releasing a new version of the TITAN with a Cardiac Package in June of this year. The Cardiac Package will be similar to that of our currently released 180PLUS or SonoHeart ELITE. It is a fairly comprehensive cardiac package with 2D, M-mode, and Doppler results saved to a report format.”
Ann Ann Lambert RDMS, RDCS
Clinical Product Manager