Netherlands-based Royal Philips has introduced a new ultrasound system, Affiniti, which helps physicians to treat large volumes of patients.


The new system features Anatomical Intelligent Ultrasound that offers automatic anatomy recognition and quantification and PureWave transducer technology, which delivers better image quality.

Affiniti also includes automation tools such as AutoSCAN, Auto Doppler and SmartExam, which will reduce the number of steps required to complete each exam, as well as system’s DICOM and PC format capabilities allow seamless information-sharing.

Philips Imaging Systems ultrasound CEO and senior vice-president Vitor Rocha said the Affiniti was designed with the everyday challenges of healthcare professionals in mind.

"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," Rocha added.

Philips is showcasing the new system at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, which started on 30 August and ends on 03 September 2014.

The company plans to start the new system’s sale in several European markets later this year, while the US launch slated for 2015.

Image: The Affiniti ultrasound system combines Philips imaging performance and a user-friendly design for fast and confident diagnosis. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Royal Philips.