The Philips iU22 is a premium shared service ultrasound system that is the brother of the Cardiac focused iE33. Unlike the iE33, the iU22 focuses on General Imaging and OB/GYN applications, but still retains the same shared service functionality. Imaging and features are top of the line only recently replaced by the newer Epiq 5.
Philips iU22 Ultrasound
A revolution in premium performance ultrasound
The Philips iU22 xMATRIX ultrasound system is premium performance ultrasound like you’ve never seen before. Unique xMATRIX technology on the X6-1 PureWave transducer delivers crisp, high-resolution images of even technically challenging patients.
Exceptional 2D and 3D image quality from a single transducer
The new X6-1 PureWave xMATRIX transducer delivers outstanding 2D images, and then, with the touch of a button, converts to 3D to provide a more complete picture of anatomy without workflow disruption. The X6-1 gives you the power to capture a volume in just one second that equals the quality of your 2D images. The ultra-thin, targeted beam provides extraordinary tissue uniformity while decreasing noise surrounding the region of interest, resulting in fewer artifacts when compared to conventional beams.
Real-time, simultaneous imaging in two planes
The X6-1 PureWave xMATRIX transducer features xPlane, which allows imaging in two planes simultaneously, without manually rotating the transducer. Because you no longer have to rotate the transducer to see the second plane, you don’t risk losing a tiny object during manual rotation. Clinical trials have show that xPlane speeds workflow, improves imaging precision, and has the potential to minimize repetitive stress injuries.
Volume viewing on any PACS
Now you can send 3D MPRs to any PACS system, making volume images available wherever they are needed for decision-making, review and storage. Once the volume data is acquired, the iU22 will capture the X, Y, and Z MPR cineloops at the push of a button and then send them to your PACS.
Gain a better perspective of needle location during biopsies and ablations
The iU22 xMATRIX provides integrated image fusion and instrument navigation capabilities with PercuNav. The PercuNav system acts like a GPS for medical instruments when guiding soft tissue biopsy and ablation procedures. The combined iU22/PercuNav solution transforms two dimensional patient images into dynamic, fused imaging maps that combine CT or MR imaging with live ultrasound.
Improved detection of breast abnormalities with elastography
The iU22 xMATRIX’s strain-based breast elastography feature provides a highly sensitive exam tool for detecting breast anomalies. The Advanced Breast Tissue Specific Imaging (TSI) preset on the L12-5 50 mm and L17-5 transducers, helps users distinguish between cystic and solid masses in the breast.
Tissue aberration correction on breast transducers compensates for speed of sound variations, improving detail resolution and conspicuity of breast lesions. With the push of a button you can achieve optimum diagnostic performance across the spectrum of breast architecture types.
SmartExam tools deliver efficiency
SmartExam guided workflow on the iU22 xMATRIX increases consistency and speed by automatically planning and processing application protocols. With SmartExam Shuffle you can send images to PACS in the order they were assigned.
Reduce failed ultrasound exams by as much as 69% with the C5-1 transducer
A study on technically difficult patients at six sites in North America and Europe using the C5-1 PureWave transducer has shown that this technology can positively impact your ultrasound lab. Exam times have been reduced up to 38% and studies have shown a reduction in pain and fatigue from scanning in 29% to 85% of exams.
Reach a new level of diagnosis with whole body contrast-enhanced ultrasound.
A narrow footprint and new advanced pulsing technologies on the C5-1 PureWave transducer provide unmatched penetration and resolution to help you characterize tumors- even in the most difficult anatomy. Advanced XRES and tissue aberration correction technologies on the L12-5 transducer can help you characterize breast tumors earlier in their development, improving treatment planning.