News | Ultrasound Imaging | April 05, 2016

Georgia Hospital Purchases Carestream Touch Prime XE Ultrasound System

One of the first in the U.S. to buy the system, sonographers selected the new platform for advances in workflow, ergonomics and image quality

Carestream Touch Prime XE ultrasound, North Fulton Hospital Georgia, first U.S. purchase

April 5, 2016 — North Fulton Hospital, Roswell, Ga., is one of the first healthcare providers in the United States to purchase the new Carestream Touch Prime XE Ultrasound System.

“We evaluated ultrasound systems from several suppliers and selected Carestream’s Touch Prime XE because it offers significant advances in workflow, ergonomics, ease of use and image quality,” said Tracy Wilkinson, the hospital’s director of imaging services.

The Touch Prime XE was recently installed for general diagnostic imaging use in radiology, OB/GYN and vascular applications at the 202-bed, acute care hospital.

The platform’s design is based upon recommendations by ultrasound professionals across the world, resulting in a novel system that can be customized to every sonographer. The system is fully adjustable to accommodate all scanning positions and the swipe of a badge activates each sonographer’s preferences and presets.

“During the evaluation process our sonographers quickly recognized that this system is more user-friendly, offers faster access to images and eliminates tedious manual steps that are required with older ultrasound systems,” Wilkinson reported.

She noted the ability to save time in the detection and visualization of complex flows can help accelerate sonographers’ productivity.

Carestream’s proprietary Smart Flow Imaging visualizes blood flow in all directions, independent of imaging angle. In addition, Smart Flow Assist technology can automatically and continually update beam steering, gate position and angle correction — even when the transducer is moving. This eliminates the need for repeated manual adjustments by the sonographer.

Carestream’s Touch Prime XE system employs Carestream’s advanced SynTek Architecture, which simultaneously provides enhanced spatial detail with increased frame rates for improved visualization of moving structures while optimizing image formation to reduce noise and artifacts. The Touch Prime XE is capable of frame rates in excess of 100Hz while maintaining enhanced imaging detail. 

“The Touch Prime XE system delivers real-time imaging of structures and maintains full frame rates while adding color and spectral analysis. We can finally do triplex imaging without compromise,” Wilkinson said.

She added that the completely sealed all-touch control panel is void of any buttons, knobs and keys to make cleaning easy and help limit the spread of pathogens. The system can be locked and sanitized within seconds at any time — between patients or even during exams.

For more information: www.carestream.com

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