Archive | August, 2012

The Newest Ultrasound Technology: Philips IE33

29 Aug

The newest ultrasound technology system is known as the Philips IE33. This is in fact a breakthrough product for the Philips Company, which has managed to bring a new light on the ultrasound technology. The purpose of this new type of ultrasound imaging is to discover cardiovascular problems or pregnancy. Ultrasound systems are usually utilized in order to diagnose health problems, but also to guide medical instruments during surgeries and other medical procedures like biopsies. In case they are used on pregnant women, these systems can provide reports of the pelvic areas and also of the uterus and the ovaries. Moreover, this type of system can also determine all types of cancer and testicular torsion. This procedure is not at all invasive, reason for which it is considered to be very safe. In fact, it is even safer than X-rays that expose patients to harmful radiations.

The ultrasound systems move images constantly and their scanning form is active. When it comes to the Philips IE33 XMatrix, this is considered to be revolutionary when it comes to ultrasonography. Its echo system can handle cardiac failure patient’s clinical requirements, including valvular failures, congenital heart diseases and heart diseases, as well. This great innovative system combines 3D and 2D images. It is thought to be highly effective in ultrasounds and echocardiograms too, as it provides clear images.philips ie33 In addition, it can also be used for transesophageal echocardiography, epicardial echocardiography and perioperative. It offers clear pictures, high resolution images and it can be used even for complicated automates stress exams. Moreover, it is very fast and consistent.

Another medical equipment pioneer comes in the form of the hd11xe system that is a comprehensive digital-imagine. This has also been launched by the Philips Company and is highly reliable, ergonomic and compact. It is perfect for satellite or specialized clinics and hospitals. It provides high-definition images and precise ultrasounds that can determine exact diagnostics. In addition, it has a powerful structural design that supports a continual specific-volume display and acquisition. Moreover, it is endowed with image-optimizing tools that are automated and broadband beam-forming. Furthermore, it offers 4D images that are highly flexible and valuable. All in all, it is considered a highly versatile model that can completely expand and offer clear digital cardio-vascular images.

With the stress-echo option that it highly flexible one can get multiple different high resolution images. In addition, the Philips IE33 Tissue-Doppler-Imaging and its TDI option can also offer colored images, plus timing and direction in myocardial function.

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Types Of Ultrasound Probes

29 Aug

Ultrasound probes are also known as transducers. These are in fact medical diagnostic devices capable of emitting ultrasound waves in patients’ bodies in order to transmit computer data that are then turned into internal body images, called sonograms. The ultrasound waves are able to bounce off the bodies’ boundaries and masses in order for their echoes to be recorded by ultrasound probes and then interpreted on computers that create a sonogram. Usually, the ultrasound probe has to be placed on the body of the patient being examined and moved over that area which has to be viewed. Due to the fact that water is known to conduct sound waves, a gel based on water has to be placed on the skin of the patient for the ultrasound waves’ movement facilitation. Moreover, patients coming in for obstetric ultrasounds must have a full bladder.

The ultrasound probe’s crystals change their shape and also emit ultrasonic waves any time they get supplied with electrical current. The sound waves then bounce back until they hit quartz crystals. In turn, these produce electrical current which is sent through the probe in the computer. The current variations can really help when it comes for the computer to see masses and shapes in the human body. In fact, this type of electrical current represents the one used by computers in order to create sonograms.  Ultra Sound Probes

When it comes to ultrasound probes, these can come in various sizes and shapes, as they have to be used in different body areas. Nonetheless, probes are commonly used externally and have soap’s size, being flat or just a little bit curved on their transmitting end. In what concerns vaginal ultrasound probes, these are special, as they have to be used during pregnancy in order to locate the fetus. This kind of ultrasound probe is more slender and longer than outside probes, as is has to be inserted in the vagina in order to get an image of one’s uterus. Similar probes can be inserted into the esophagus or the rectum in order to visualize patient’s stomach, colon, prostate, and so on.

Ultrasound technology can be used in numerous ways nowadays. However, the most famous kind is the prenatal ultrasound test. Nonetheless, ultrasounds can be used as well for diagnosing heart conditions, circulation problems, blockages, tumors, and so on. In addition, ultrasound probes are known for also being able to treat kidney stones. Generally, they are safe and do not affect patients in any way. However, they still must be handled safely.