Philips introduces the iU22 xMATRIX ultrasound system

September 25, 2010

- A revolution in premium performance ultrasound – 35 times

- Features technology designed to advance patient care by improving clinician comfort and efficiency

- The X6-1 PureWave xMATRIX Transducer, features over 9,000 active elements, which is 35 times more elements than today’s conventional transducers.


Chennai: In an effort to address the common problems related to sonography and increase clinical confidence by bringing more diagnostic information to the reading room, Philips Electronics India Ltd., a leading health and well-being company, today introduced the new iU22 xMATRIX ultrasound system, a revolutionary imaging system that will forever change ultrasound as a clinical tool. The system’s ergonomically designed X6-1 PureWave xMATRIX array transducer includes the new Live xPlane feature which allows clinicians to create two full-resolution images simultaneously, capturing twice as much clinical information in the same amount of time without moving, turning or rotating the transducer, even when obtaining orthogonal views. Sweeping an entire area of interest is achieved through trackball technology eliminating the need to move the transducer manually with the hand. Clinical trials have shown that xPlane speeds workflow, improves imaging precision, and has the potential to minimize the frequent repetitive stress injuries experienced in the field of sonography. The X6-1’s ultra-thin slice imaging results in crisp, high-resolution images with exceptional spatial and contrast resolution.


Jitesh Mathur, GM, Patient Care & Clinical Information and Ultrasound, Philips Healthcare said, “We are very happy to bring in the next generation of ultrasound technology to India at the same time as it is being launched globally. The new iU22 xMatrix technology enables clinicians to perform much better diagnosis with significantly higher image quality and ease of use; and we are sure this will be a huge success in India. With this technology, ultrasound scanning in India will take the next leap into the future.”


Some of the key features of iU22 xMatrix include:


The X6-1 transducer

The X6-1 PureWave xMATRIX Transducer, features over 9,000 active elements, which is 35 times more elements than today’s conventional transducers.


The X6-1’s ultra-thin slice imaging redefines premium performance ultrasound by providing:

- Extraordinary tissue uniformity for improved textural pattern recognition

- Superb discrimination of micro-structures near, mid, and far

- Imaging of anatomical details never seen before

- Unprecedented ultrasound image resolution


See two images at once

With the X6-1 PureWave xMATRIX transducer in hand, you can produce Live xPlane imaging for simultaneous high-resolution, real-time scanning in two planes—without moving or rotating your transducer. You no longer need to rotate the transducer to see a second plane or risk losing sight of tiny objects in the process. Not only does this speed workflow and streamline scanning, it reduces scanning fatigue and the risk of repetitive stress injuries.


Go from 2D to Live Volume at the press of a button

For the first time, you can go from 2D to 3D, 4D, MPR, Live xPlane, and Live Volume imaging at the press of a button, using the same transducer. If you’re doing a conventional ultrasound exam and spot a lesion you want to document or characterize, there’s no need to get another transducer. Philips X6-1 PureWave xMATRIX transducer offers outstanding versatility, while streamlining your workflow.


Quality volume images in less than one second

The X6-1 PureWave xMATRIX is also fast. It gives you the power to capture volume images in less than one second that equal the quality of your 2D images. You can quickly generate high-resolution MPR images in X, Y, Z or iSlice formats to improve diagnostic confidence in any scan plane.


View images on any PACS

The Philips iU22 xMATRIX makes it simple to view your volume data without adding a workstation. Capture an X, Y, and Z cineloop at the touch of a button, then send the images to any PACS where you can study them just as you would your CT or MR images

For further information, please contact:

Moushumi Dutt

Director - Corporate Communications

Philips Electronics India Limited



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