Technology | August 20, 2010

Portable, Compact Ultrasound System Launched in U.S.

August 19, 2010 – High-end imaging capabilities are offered in the ergonomically designed, portable Mindray premium M7 ultrasound system, being launched this week in the United States.

System on chip (SOC) technology brings a new level of imaging performance to compact, portable ultrasound systems. This segment of the ultrasound market is experiencing significant growth as more healthcare facilities are requiring premium performance in a compact form.

The M7 platform provides advanced imaging features, including octal-beam imaging technology. This provides good temporal resolution along with an innovative implementation of multiple tissue harmonic imaging technologies to improve image quality for technically difficult patients. iZoom enables the user to view images from a longer distance by increasing the size of the clinical image display area on the screen and iTouch provides a single button image optimization. Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI), cine compare, and real-time 3-D are part of the platform as well. The system has an on-board workstation for patient information management plus the ability to transmit information wirelessly for a range of applications.

The M7 system recently received a 2010 "best of the best" award from red dot for product design. With more than 12,000 submissions from more than 60 countries, the international "red dot design award" is the largest and most renowned design competition in the world. The award-winning products are put before an international public in the red dot design museum.

In addition to launching the M7 platform, Mindray recently introduced a significant new upgrade for its M5 system. The new 3.0 release features full DICOM capability, networking, work list, MPPS, query and retrieve and structured reporting. Automatic measurement of the carotid's intima-media thickness (IMT) and wireless data transfer are included (regulatory clearance pending for IMT and wireless). Three new transducers — curved, linear and cardiology — are also options in the new upgrade.

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