The new Affiniti ultrasound system

Launched at this year’s Medica, the new Affiniti ultrasound system was developed to help tackle increasing patient volumes and cost pressures, Philips reports.

Photo: The new Affiniti ultrasound system

‘We have leveraged more than 45 years of ultrasound innovation to deliver a reliable system that combines the excellent image quality our customers expect for fast, confident diagnosis, with advanced tools to help them improve efficiency and workflow and allow for the very best standard of care,’ explains Vitor Rocha, CEO and Senior Vice President of Ultrasound for Philips Imaging Systems.

Built on the same architecture as the company’s progressive Epiq ultrasound, for this new system Philips collaborated with hundreds of physicians internationally. Their feedback helped inform Affiniti’s ergonomic design, which led to an intuitive, easy-to-use system, the company reports. ‘Philips put the system through 4,500 hours of reliability testing with the demands of a busy medical practice and heavy workload in mind.’

Dr Martin Penicka, cardiologist at the OLV Clinic, Aalst Cardiovascular Centre, Belgium, who described the centre’s patient volume as high, also spoke of cost pressures and throughput demands. ‘My facility needs a system that offers high performance, a range of configuration options and low total cost of ownership while still offering superior image quality. Affiniti enables us to get to the level of detail we need.’

Philips highlights Affiniti’s key assets:

  • Crisp, clear images that enable fast, confident diagnosis and reduce the need for additional exams.
  • Philips’ PureWave transducer technology delivers excellent image quality with little or no need for image adjustment for technically difficult patients.
  • Anatomical Intelligent Ultrasound provides automatic anatomy recognition and quantification, making it easy to perform exams and quickly deliver new levels of clinical information.
  • Automation tools, such as AutoScan, Auto Doppler and SmartExam, reduce the number of steps required to complete each exam, enhancing workflow.
  • DICOM and PC format capabilities allow seamless information sharing.

Philips is at Medica
Hall 10 / Stands A22 & B22


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