Philips Launches New EPIQ Premium Ultrasound System

Royal Philips has chosen the EuroPCR event in its home country, at which to launch of EPIQ ultrasound system. The company claims EPIQ offers an entirely new level of clinical confidence with a first-of-its-kind ultrasound architecture that is a totally new approach to creating ultrasound images without compromise.

Background

Making its debut at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2013 Congress in Amsterdam, EPIQ features a new imaging technology called nSIGHT that when combined with Philips’ Anatomical Intelligence technology, delivers a powerful combination of speed and image clarity.

Tagged Anatomical Intelligence Philips system features a rich data base of anatomic structural models and adaptive system technology. By building this into an ultrasound system for the first time it claims efficient production of more definitive clinical results. Anatomical Intelligence provides advanced organ modeling, image slicing, and proven quantification, making exams easier to perform, more reproducible, and delivering new levels of clinical information. Combining this intelligent technology with the precision clarity of nSIGHT Imaging makes for a faster more intuitive ultrasound system, according to the company.

Physician comments

“The image quality of EPIQ is truly impressive,” said Roberto Lang, MD, Director of Cardiac Imaging and Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago. “I also appreciate the numerous design elements that make EPIQ easier to operate including the standby battery, easy to connect transducers, and portability; it is clear that EPIQ is a system built for today’s healthcare environment.”

Company comments 

“Philips is at the forefront of imaging technology innovation, and with EPIQ, we are pioneering a way to address significant imaging issues faced by medical professionals in the clinical setting,” said Gene Saragnese, CEO Healthcare Imaging Systems, Philips Healthcare. “The combination of Anatomical Intelligence and the use of nSIGHT Imaging technology is a major milestone in the history of ultrasound technology.”

“As the population continues to age, diagnosing potentially life- threatening conditions early is critical. EPIQ complements the need for early detection by providing the technology and reliability that physicians require to make accurate diagnoses quickly and with greater confidence,” he added.

Source: Royal Philips