Technology | February 04, 2010

Portable Laptop Ultrasound Offers Capabilities of Larger System

February 4, 2010 – The FDA granted market clearance today for Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Viamo laptop ultrasound system. The device offers the same capabilities as larger cart-based systems that were previously unavailable on hand-carried systems.

The Viamo was introduced at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting.

The system provides the same level of imaging at bedside as the larger, more expensive cart-based systems. It is designed for a variety of patient exams, including general radiology, pediatric, emergency, OB/GYN and vascular. It offers color flow, a simple touch-screen interface that is programmable in panel or tablet modes, and interchanges Toshiba transducers.

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