Expanding its Aplio i-series ultrasound platform, Canon Medical Systems USA has introduced a 33 MHz linear intelligent Dynamic Microslice (iDMS transducer. The high- frequency transducer uses iDMS technology and a single-crystal wide band to provide advanced resolution and detail in ultrasound imaging.

The new transducer extends the existing lineup of transducers currently available in the Aplio i-series ultrasound platform and is suitable for superficial subcutaneous imaging, carotid exams in pediatrics and pediatric/neonates, superficial nerves, and superficial vascular evaluations such as varicose veins. The 33 MHz transducer, available on the Aplio i800, was showcased earlier this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

“The Aplio i800 is known for its excellent imaging detail and robust lineup of high-frequency transducers, and we’re building on that reputation with the introduction of the all-new 33 MHz ultra-high frequency transducer,” says Dan Skyba, director, ultrasound business unit, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

“By delivering this new transducer, we are expanding the use of ultrasound to new territories and helping customers deliver diagnostic imaging that is safe, less invasive than other modalities, and offers clear images for confident diagnoses,” Skyba adds.