Carestream Health has received 510(k) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its two Touch ultrasound systems, including the Touch Prime ultrasound system and Touch Prime XE ultrasound system.


The company has designed the two premium systems for general diagnostic imaging use in radiology.

Carestream digital medical solutions president Diana Nole said: "We started with a clean slate and worked with customers to develop a new generation of ultrasound systems that enhance ease of use and productivity, while incorporating integrated GPU processing power that delivers fast response times and extremely high image quality."

Both ultrasound systems include sealed and all-touch control panel that helps in easy cleaning to restrict the spread of pathogens while its advanced computing power claims to offer both speed and enhanced image quality.

They also feature smart connect transducer technology that facilitates easy one-touch selection of the desired transducer, while its easy cart adjustments enable sonographers to position the system in comfortable place that will help reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries.

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The Touch Prime XE features firm’s Touch Prime SynTek Architecture, which combines technologies that simultaneously provide enhanced spatial detail with increased frame rates for improved visualization of moving structures and optimize image formation to reduce noise and artifacts.

It is also capable of providing frame rates in excess of 100Hz and comprises optional features such as Dicom, wireless connectivity, barcode and badge readers and elastography.

The company plans to make the systems available for customers in the fourth quarter of this year.

Image: The Touch ultrasound systems are designed for general diagnostic imaging use in radiology. Photo: courtesy of Carestream Health.