Samsung Medison, an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, is showcasing its latest HERA W10 ultrasound system, as well as a prototype of a chair-type ultrasound system, HERA I10, at this week’s World Congress of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology in Singapore.

HERA is a new platform, which stands for Hyper-aperture Enhanced Reconstruction Architecture, incorporating Samsung’s new Crystal Architecture  to provide advanced technology and capabilities with a new level of image quality. Samsung’s new platform combines Crystal Architecture with an advanced transducer technology called S-Vue. It allows an 11-fold increase in processing power and 10 times the data transfer speed of Samsung’s previous system. It is expected to facilitate the examination of high-risk pregnancies and early diagnosis of abnormal fetus conditions.

New features for Samsung’s HERA W10 ultrasound system offer clinicians an optimized workflow and more information to overcome challenges, including:

  • Crystal Architecture: Offers a high-quality image with single crystal probe technology S-Vue, a new beam-forming technology CrystalBeam, and an advanced post-processing engine CrystalLive
  • ShadowHDR: Provides a shadow suppressed image, especially applicable to highly attenuated regions such as fetal head and spine
  • HQ-Vision: Allows users to obtain high resolution images to detect clinically important details

In addition to HERA W10, Samsung is unveiling a prototype of HERA I10, which shares the same platform as HERA W10, but with a new ergonomic redesign. HERA I10 is a next-generation, chair-type ultrasound system designed to meet the unique needs of Ob/Gyn professionals. HERA I10 provides a comfortable experience for both the doctor and the patient by addressing the discomfort caused by the spacing and the position of the clinicians and eliminating the need for the patient to shift their body; instead, it automatically adjusts for proper positioning. It also reduces the force required to move the control panel back and forth and the resistance force on the wrist.

Also, Samsung will also introduce a new ultrasound system, SonoSync, which allows healthcare professionals to see real-time ultrasound scanning images in remote places. Further, SonoSync provides two-way communications through voice chatting and marking and can be installed on various devices such as smartphones, laptops and desktop PCs, allowing multilocation real-time training and education among healthcare professionals.