Features and Benefits
With its compact design, user-friendly operation and advanced imaging technologies the U60 diagnostic ultrasound system offers a broad range of applications to address all of your imaging needs. Standard in the system are many technologies including:
*Speckle Reduction Technology which improves contrast resolution while maintaining detail
*Spatial compounding technology which utilizes multiple lines of sight to improve contrast resolution
*Multi-Beam Technology to maintain high frame rates in all modes including color and pulse wave Doppler
*Phase-Inversion Tissue Harmonic Imaging to reduce image noise and clutter
*Multi-frequency transducer technology allows multiple frequencies in 2D, harmonics and Doppler increasingtransducer utility
*User programmable Smart Pre-sets quickly adjust multiple settings to customize imaging preferences
*Flexible image archiving solutions including storage to USB and DICOM store
With a compact, lightweight design the system is highly portable and can be used anywhere. Thoughtful design elements simplify operation and enhance usability.
*High-resolution 15” monitor for easy viewing
*Intuitive control panel makes the system easy to learn and use
*Battery operation of up to 60 minutes provides uninterrupted workflow
*Dual transducer ports allow you to have 2 transducers connect simultaneously
*Multiple peripheral ports enable easy connectivity and image archiving
*Optional cart and carrying case to protection the system during transport
eSRI uses real-time image processing to improve visualization of anatomy and pathology by reducing the speckle noise. Edan's speckle reduction imaging technology uses an advanced multi-scale anisotropic filtering algorithm. This filtering technology separates regions of noise from diagnostic information by acting differently on noise versus true anatomic information enhancing image clarity.
Spatial Compounding Imaging:
Spatial Compounding combines multiple images acquired at different angles to form a single image with improved quality. This results in images with reduced speckle noise and enhanced contrast.
Ultrasound systems use electronically focused beams to produce high spatial resolution images. Signals from the transducer are delayed and added together in the system to produce the focused beam. These signals can be added together with different delays to produce multiple beams. This can improve spatial resolution without decreasing the frame rate or conversely, increase the frame rate without reducing resolution. Below, with dual beamformation the same receive beams are formed with half the transmit beams, doubling the frame rate.
Phase-Inversion Harmonic Imaging:
Harmonic signals are produced as ultrasound waves propagate through the body. Because these signals are produced in the body, they are not influenced by artifact inducing fat near the skin surface. Consequently, an image formed using only the harmonic signal will have less clutter and can be more diagnostic. With phase-inversion harmonics, pairs of ultrasound pulses with opposite phases are transmitted. When the signals received from inverted pulses are added together, the fundamental components are cancelled and only the harmonic signal remains. This creates an image that is pure harmonic with reduction in clutter artifact that degrades the image.