At the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Philips has launched its new Affiniti ultrasound system. This is a budget product based on the more capable EPIQ ultrasound, and is intended for use in high volume clinical environments that don’t have a lot of money to throw around. It features PureWave transducer technology that automatically adjusts the ultrasound to better image heavier and other challenging patients, as well as Anatomical Intelligent Ultrasound that identifies specific anatomy during exams.
The Affiniti will be available in Europe later this year, while Philips expects a U.S. release sometime in 2015.
- Crisp, clear images that enable fast, confident diagnosis and reduce the need for additional exams;
- Philips’ PureWave transducer technology, delivering excellent image quality with little or no need for image adjustment for technically difficult patients;
- Anatomical Intelligent Ultrasound, providing automatic anatomy recognition and quantification, making it easy to perform exams and quickly deliver new levels of clinical information;
- Automation tools such as AutoSCAN, Auto Doppler and SmartExam to reduce the number of steps required to complete each exam, resulting in enhanced workflow;
- DICOM and PC format capabilities to allow seamless information-sharing
Product page: Philips Affiniti,…