Tustin, California-based Toshiba Medical Systems has sold its first Aplio MX compact ultrasound to NORTHSTAR Health System, a rural critical-access health care system that is headquartered in Iron River, Michigan.

The Aplio system was purchased as part of an $18 million renovation project. NORTHSTAR intends to use the ultrasound system to perform various ultrasound procedures, including breast, OB, abdomen, vascular studies and echocardiograms. NORTHSTAR will also use the Aplio MX for a vein clinic to treat varicose vein patients.

Eric Beauchamp, diagnostic services manager of NORTHSTAR, said in a press release that the Aplio’s ergonomically friendly design and quick start and shutoff time has enabled the hospital to complete an additional eight exams per day.

NORTHSTAR will also use Toshiba’s Precision Imaging technology, which acquires ultrasound images with multi-resolution signal processing and evaluates images line by line, as well as with information from adjacent lines for further image enhancement. 

Other features included in the compact system are contrast harmonics and differential tissue harmonic imaging for improved tissue definition in bariatric patients.

Aplio also features a myocardial viability and measurement feature called Tissue Doppler Imaging Quantification (TDIQ), a software solution that performs various analyses by angle corrected displacement and strain.

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(Source: Press Release)