SonoSite announced this morning the release of a new portable ultrasound NanoMaxx system that weighs only 6 pounds. The company claims that this point-of-care ultrasound produces imagery similar in quality to the firm’s flagship M-Turbo model. Designed for mobile applications (such as private offices, emergency rooms or EMRs, central line accesses on the floor, etc.), the system sports battery with two hour life. For this model the company offers a comprehensive line of transducers that deliver “high resolution diagnostic imaging across a range of clinical applications to support clinical diagnosis and to guide interventional procedures.” Ready to be distributed internationally, the device still needs final approval from the FDA to be marketed in the US.
Features from the announcement:
One Button Technology Optimizes Workflow
Based on SonoSite’s 4th generation Turbo technology platform, the NanoMaxx system incorporates proprietary, advanced imaging algorithm technologies, including ColorHD™ to deliver exceptional image quality in a lightweight, rugged form factor.
With a touch screen that responds easily to the tap of a finger, and one button optimization, clinicians can readily acquire high resolution images to increase clinical productivity at the point-of-care. A system boot-up time of less than 20 seconds and long battery life further enhance workflow when using the NanoMaxx system.
Designed to Help Hospitals Meet New Standards of Care
Clinical studies have proven that bedside ultrasound increases the accuracy of interventional procedures and it is now recommended by two government-based agencies1 and three US medical societies.2 At introduction, the NanoMaxx tool is available with a complement of five transducers to support a wide range of examinations and procedures including thoracic assessment for hemothorax, hydrothorax and pneumothorax, vascular access, needle aspirations and injections, as well as abdominal, cardiac, nerve, OB/Gyn, musculoskeletal, small parts and vascular scanning.
The clinical capabilities of the NanoMaxx will help eliminate the risk and cost of transporting patients to the imaging lab for many examinations and procedures.
Mount it. Carry it. Or Use it on a Stand
The small footprint of the NanoMaxx system, along with its space-saving solutions, enables seamless integration with a variety of exam-room configurations. It can be wall mounted, placed on an exam table, or used from a highly maneuverable stand. Physicians can easily carry the NanoMaxx tool from room-to-room, to a satellite office, the operating room or to a field site for immediate use.
Built to Last
The NanoMaxx system’s highly integrated architecture and ruggedized design, including the industry’s first elastomeric bumper for extra durability, allows it to be used in the most austere and demanding environments. A magnesium shell that is significantly stronger and lighter than plastic helps to protect the system against accidental droppage. As with all SonoSite systems, the NanoMaxx ultrasound tool and its transducers are built to withstand a one meter drop test.