SuperSonic presents new version of Aixplorer ultrasound system

SuperSonic Imagine presented the new version of Aixplorer, the UltraFast ultrasound system.

New version of Aixplorer enhances performance, workflow and efficiency while adding exceptional new features, said the company in its press release.

“We are pleased to present for the first time Aixplorer’s new capabilities to practitioners, especially during breast cancer awareness month. Key features we will be demonstrating include the new TriVu* real-time simultaneous mode with B-mode, ShearWave Elastography (SWE) and color flow imaging, an exclusive feature that offers simultaneous real-time visualization of anatomy, flow and tissue stiffness,” said Jacques Souquet, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of SuperSonic Imagine and added: “Attendees focused on therapeutic follow-up management of cancer treatment, a topic at JFR 2016, will be interested in Aixplorer’s new comprehensive breast package, a combination of new probes designed especially for breast imaging and three essential innovations to aid visualization: SWE to improve ultrasound specificity, 3D Ultrasound for a color-coded map of tissue stiffness, and TriVu for breast anatomy, flow and tissue stiffness in a single screen.”

Dr. Claudia Kurtz of Lucerne Cantonal Hospital – Breast Diagnostics in Switzerland said, “Aixplorer’s latest version shows advancement in several respects. First, the new 18 MHz probe provides substantially better B-mode image quality allowing to better describe the breast lesion`s margin. Also, it is now possible to simultaneously view tissue stiffness with Shearwave with Color Doppler in real time, quite an improvement in workflow. The Color mode on its own has also been enhanced, thus being able to visualize even smaller vessels. Overall, with these impressive advancements, breast lesions can now be more quickly and easily assessed without the need of time-consuming conventional ultrasound techniques.”

SuperSonic further explained that in addition to TriVu and the new breast package, the Aixplorer upgrade also allows physicians to use the Angio PL.U.S. (PLanewave UltraSensitive Imaging) feature for abdominal, vascular and gynecologic applications, in addition to its original uses for breast, thyroid and musculoskeletal. Angio PL.U.S. Doppler has advanced color sensitivity and spatial resolution as well as exceptional 2D imaging. Also, there is a new research package that helps physicians perform pre-clinical or clinical research with exclusive modes such as SWE.

For the first time, SSI will also demonstrate to JFR attendees its Fusion, Navigation & Needle Guidance technology. Aixplorer’s new fusion and navigation features enable users to fuse real-time ultrasound images with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET) and 3D ultrasound, as well as with other exclusive Aixplorer modes such as SWE, Angio PL.U.S. or TriVu. This combined visualization is designed to leverage the simultaneous real time benefits of multiple modalities for exams in complex cases, as well as for interventional imaging such as biopsy guidance or therapy such as RF ablation, added SuperSonic.

In addition to sharing these innovations at its exhibit booth, SSI will hold a symposium on Sunday October 16th titled, “Benefits of the new ultrasound imaging mode in a daily practice: Breast, liver and musculoskeletal.” [12.30, room 352B] To learn more about Aixplorer at JFR, attend the symposium and visit SSI at booth # 217, level 2, Le Palais des Congrès

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