From the press release by Toshiba America Medical Systems on the introduction of the Aplio xV:
The Aplio xV features next-generation tissue Doppler and contrast imaging technology based on Toshiba’s Intelligent Component Architecture (ICA) to allow faster processing of more complex data, producing dramatically improved image quality and sensitivity.
Additionally, the Aplio xV features optional software packages for radiology and cardiology designed to meet the specific clinical requirements of each imaging market segment. The software package for radiology includes: trapezoid imaging, an extended field of view mode that produces a trapezoid image from a linear or sector transducer; a Differential THI option, Toshiba’s patented technology option that provides increased resolution at depth to assess tumors, lesions, cysts and normal tissue with maximum penetration; a Quick Scan option for one-touch image optimization for greater productivity; and an ApliPure ™ option for real-time spatial and frequency compounding. The cardiology package includes: a Tissue Doppler Imaging Quantification (TDIQ) option to perform various analyses of TDI images, including measuring myocardial viability; a Stress Echo imaging option; Quick Scan option; and Harmonic Imaging option.
I want this system at home. Period.