SuperSonic Imagine, an ultrasound company which invented ShearWave Elastography, has signed a three year agreement with ROi (Resource Optimization & innovation) to make the Aixplorer ultrasound system available to ROi’s more than 1,500 members and affiliates in the US.
ROi members will now be able to acquire Aixplorer, the new generation ultrasound system with ShearWave Elastography, on the pre-negotiated terms with the option of customized leasing plans.
Aixplorer is a new generation ultrasound imaging system for breast, liver, thyroid, prostate and other organs which enables electronic palpation that displays real-time, quantitative (kPa) tissue elasticity on a color-coded bi-dimensional map. This aids physicians in their diagnostic process as tissue stiffness varies with pathologies.
The unique capabilities are a result of Aixplorer’s UltraFast platform which images up to 200 times faster than conventional ultrasound, making it the only system in the world that can, in real-time, generate shear waves in tissue and simultaneously image and compute the velocity of these waves in order to visualise and calculate tissue stiffness.
SuperSonic Imagine CEO and president Jacques Souquet noted that the agreement with ROi is further validation of Aixplorer which has a global installed base and is having a positive impact on patient care worldwide.
"This will help to raise awareness of Aixplorer and to bring this highly effective diagnostic tool to clinicians and patients in the ROi network," Souquet added.