Philips launches new cardiology ultrasound system
29 Sept 2006
Stockholm, Sweden. Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHI) launched
a new cardiology ultrasound system, the Philips HD11 XE, at the European
Society of Cardiology conference in Stockholm earlier this month.
It is the latest version of the popular HD11 ultrasound system with a
flat panel monitor, and is designed to meet the specific needs of
cardiologists through more powerful cardiac capabilities that allow advanced
quantification to make faster and more specific treatment decisions.
adds a variety of features to help physicians more accurately measure heart
chambers, wall motion and ejection fraction. The system also features QLAB
quantification software to help physicians improve their diagnostic
capability by providing non-invasive assessment of cardiac anatomy and
- Strain Quantification, using Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) provides
tools to quantify velocity and evaluate patients for synchronization
- Automated intima media thickness (IMT) measurements of carotid and
other superficial arteries; and
- Region of Interest (ROI) quantification to analyze pixel intensities
from 2D or colour Doppler data sets in up to 10 user-defined regions,
and graph them over time.
The new system was designed to meet the growing need of many
healthcare institutions for a cardiovascular ultrasound system that can
quickly handle the scanning needs of a widely divergent patient
population and the increasing demand for echo examinations.