Royal Philips Electronics showcased the latest addition to the ClearVue ultrasound family of products at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 61st Annual Clinical Meeting in New Orleans on May 4 to May. The ClearVue 650 is a lightweight and cost-effective system that spans a range of applications from obstetrics and gynecology to cardiology, abdominal, vascular, breast, musculoskeletal, urology, and general imaging.
Philips new ultrasound system includes new tools such as four-dimensional imaging technology called Spatio Temporal Image Correlation (STIC) that allows clinicians to quickly inform patients about any rare or complex heart abnormalities in the fetus. It produces clear, easy-to-read images that can help clinicians accurately determine gestation age, date of conception, and other important information about the developing fetus, including visual confirmation of the pregnancy, a reliable image of the fetus’ well-being and heart-health, and embryonic movement a full two weeks earlier in gestation than many existing ultrasound systems.
Additionally, Philips new ultrasound system uses pulsed wave Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) technology that provides velocity mapping of cardiac tissue to evaluate cardiac function and wall motion. It also features Auto Face Reveal, a technology that sculpts away overlaying tissue to clearly reveal the face of the unborn baby. A published study suggests that Auto Face Reveal, and the technology powering it, may even enhance parental-fetal bonding.