Philips joins Acuson Corporation, a Siemens company, as a licensee of the tissue harmonic imaging
Coherent Contrast Imaging will add new research capabilities to the Sequoia's basic contrast agent imaging features including Power Contrast Imaging (PCI), Color Harmonic Imaging
, agent and application specific presets and investigation of Coronary Flow Quantification.
Higher harmonic imaging
provides contrast beyond that seen with fundamental amplitude and phase signals, allowing scientists to collect additional information about mechanical properties of the sample surface.
3D Express Ultra-Fast 3D Rendering also can be used in conjunction with other Siemens Ultrasound innovations, including Ensemble(TM) Tissue Harmonic Imaging
on the SONOLINE Omnia.
Also included are advances in fundamental and harmonic imaging
for abdominal applications, automated image optimization, and credentialing worksheets for recording exams in emergency medicine.
Gregory Baran, the Chairman of Radiology for Marymount Hospital who will be on hand to receive the system in an informal ceremony, reports that the SONOLINE Elegra has become the Cleveland Clinic's ultrasound system of choice for a variety of reasons, including its excellent small parts imaging, Tissue Harmonic Imaging
feature, color Doppler, and image processing speed.
Additional Aplio XG features include Differential Tissue Harmonic Imaging
(DTHI), Advanced Dynamic Flow[TM] (ADF), ApliPure[TM] and iASSIST.
Second generation SonoCT imaging brings ATL's patented real-time compounding technology to a broader range of scanheads and merges it with advanced signal processing technologies, such as Tissue Harmonic Imaging
, and leading edge display technologies such as 3D and panoramic ultrasound.
Called tissue harmonic imaging
(THI), this technology is a major advance in ultrasound that reduces artifacts and enables physicians to make better diagnoses.
The innovations extended to the SONOLINE Omnia include black and white SieScape(TM) Panoramic Imaging which will be available on all transducers, and Ensemble(TM) Tissue Harmonic Imaging
The technique can also be combined with other advanced tissue optimizing technologies -- such as Ensemble(TM) Tissue Harmonic Imaging
and Ensemble(TM) Contrast Imaging -- for even more dramatic gains in image quality.
The report also covers adoption trends of key technologies including intracavity probes, harmonic imaging
, instant optimization and real time 3D or 4D, as well as voice control, compound imaging, flat panel monitors, and extended field of view imaging.