Analogic Showcases Three New BK Medical Ultrasound Systems with Groundbreaking Quantum Technology at ECR 2012
New Quantum Technology Offers Exceptional Image Quality for General Imaging; Streamlines Workflow
PEABODY, Mass. (March 1, 2012) – Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG), enabling the world’s medical imaging and aviation security technology, today announced that it will showcase its new Flex Focus™ 500, Flex Focus 800, and Pro Focus™ UltraView 800 BK Medical ultrasound systems at the European Society of Radiology 2012 in Vienna, Austria, March 1-5. The new BK ultrasound systems incorporate the groundbreaking Quantum™ Technology, offering significant new features and advancements to improve the practice of medicine. The new ultrasound systems with Quantum Technology were publicly announced worldwide to customers in January 2012.
“Our new ultrasound solutions with the innovative Quantum Technology provide physicians a quicker way to maximize ultrasound performance in interventional radiology,” said Lars Shaw, vice president of global marketing at Analogic. “ The excellent 2D resolution offers improved visualization when performing deep abdominal and small parts imaging. These significant enhancements, coupled with superb imaging performance, exemplify Analogic’s ongoing dedication to develop leading-edge ultrasound solutions for its customers.”
Quantum Technology offers image quality enhancements including improved contrast resolution as well as new gray scale maps and new image pre-sets, making it easier and quicker to obtain the highest quality images. In addition, the new technology includes a unique Vector Flow Imaging (VFI) mode*, enabling angle independent visualization of blood flow, and an advanced color Doppler mode, enabling superb spatial resolution. Key benefits also include advanced harmonic imaging when imaging all patient types, even the extremely difficult-to-image patient.
Analogic’s three new ultrasound systems complement BK Medical’s extensive product portfolio. The Flex Focus 800 and UltraView 800 are premium performance, highly efficient new systems that incorporate Quantum Technology. Compatible with all of BK Medical’s transducers, the fully featured, premium performance systems are ideally suited for surgery, including robotic-assisted surgery, high-end urology, and general imaging. The UltraView 800 system also has contrast imaging capabilities**, and both the Flex Focus 800 and UltraView 800 systems have a HistoScanning*** ready option. The Flex Focus 500 is the mid-range system in the BK Medical family incorporating Quantum Technology. This portable system is powerful and well suited for a busy practice utilizing ultrasound for urology and general imaging. All of the new systems also have VFI* as an option. The full BK Medical product portfolio includes the Flex Focus 200, 200 Surgery, 400, 400 Anesthesia, 700, and the Pro Focus UltraView.
To see a live demonstration of the three new ultrasound systems with Quantum technology, please visit the BK Medical booth #602 during the ECR, the annual meeting of the ESR, in the Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky Platz 1, Vienna.
About Analogic and the BK Medical brand
Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG) provides leading-edge healthcare and security technology solutions to advance the practice of medicine and save lives. Analogic’s ultrasound group designs and manufactures ultrasound systems and specialized transducers that are sold directly to medical practitioners under the BK Medical brand. For over 30 years, our market-leading BK Medical branded ultrasound solutions have been used to improve the practice of medicine in procedure-driven markets such as urology, surgery and anesthesia. BK Medical’s products, including our award-winning Flex Focus family of systems and unique transducer designs, offer advanced imaging capabilities that enable real-time image guidance in an easy-to-use, portable platform. Our Analogic ultrasound group has operations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Denmark, and Shanghai, China.
For more information on Analogic, visit www.analogic.com.
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*VFI is notlicensed by Health Canada and is currently FDA cleared for the Ultraview 800 only.
**Contrast imaging capabilities are FDA cleared for cardiac applications only.
***HistoScanning is not an FDA market cleared application or licensed by Health Canada.
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