At RSNA, Carestream has unveiled its new Touch Ultrasound System, a device that completely does away with buttons and features a big touchscreen functioning as the control panel. This is a sealed panel that allows easy cleaning to help limit the spread of pathogens. Some of the most used controls are etched into the glass to give the operator tactile feedback and allowing for eyes-free operation to a certain degree.
The Touch Ultrasound has a small, lightweight footprint and a high level of maneuverability It has (as far as ultrasound systems go) a very fast cold boot time of 18 seconds and therefore, according to the company, no need for standby mode or battery backup. It features and RFID reader which allows the operator to log-on by simply swiping a badge while at the same time promoting secure access.
The system comes with smart transducers which are enabled by merely touching them instead of having to go into a menu to select the appropriate one. Carestream plans to extend the Touch Ultrasound System’s technologies and features across a family of products, and the first two products in the Touch Ultrasound family are expected to ship in the third quarter of 2015.
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