Hitachi has released its HI VISION Preirus ultrasound system that it developed in conjunction with PENTAX. The system can be used in most ultrasound imaging situations, including OB/GYN, in interventional procedures, and for transesophageal cardiac echos thanks to an optional add on.
From a PENTAX news release:
The new system delivers performance, speed and potential to increase diagnostic accuracy unlike conventional ultrasound systems, blending the outstanding contrast and detail resolution of Hi-Compounding with the tissue density/hardness imaging capabilities of Sonoelastography. The super-computer speeds of the HI VISION™ Preirus™ improve resolution, delineation, and depth of imaging, while reducing noise, to provide optical and ultrasonic visualization and potentially increase detection of abnormalities and provide endoscopic therapeutic access to the upper gastrointestinal tract.
Product page: HI VISION Preirus…