Philips launches new ultrasound system for women's health needs

31 January 2009

Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has launched a new ultrasound system for a full range of women’s health needs. The HD9 system combines advanced imaging technology, including 3D and 4D capabilities, in an easy-to-use and reliable system for obstetrics, gynaecology and breast imaging.

The HD9 system delivers a set of workflow features that help ensure imaging and processing are as efficient as possible. The HD9 has also been built to withstand rigorous use and provide all the capabilities needed for day-to-day applications. It also includes advanced features such as intuitive 3D and 4D imaging designed for those new to volume imaging as well as experienced users.  

As well as women’s health, the HD9 is also able to cater for applications including general imaging, adult and paediatric cardiology, general paediatric and urology.

“Whether they are evaluating the foetal heart in real time or analyzing foetal biometry to assess growth and well-being, it’s essential for the clinician to be able to view high quality, clear ultrasound images,” said Anne LeGrand, senior vice president, Ultrasound, for Philips Healthcare. “With the HD9 we’ve designed a system that is particularly suited to the needs of the obstetrics and gynecology practice while also meeting the day-to-day needs of a busy ultrasound laboratory.”

The HD9’s array of features include:

  • Philips Live iSlice, which enables clinicians to focus on specific areas of interest within a volume and find images with the best views and content, making for more confident diagnoses;
  •  Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation (STIC) to evaluate foetal heart anatomy and function by allowing clinicians to create a volume image that can be displayed and interrogated during playback;
  •  Tissue Specific Imaging technology additionally allows the system to be optimized for a specific patient or examination type, to provide excellent imaging quality with little need for optimization; and
  •  Tissue aberration correction which offers speed of sound compensation for clear and accurate data even in difficult to image patients.

The HD9 will be available in many countries from March 2009, including North America.

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