Offers advanced radiology capabilities for a variety of patient examination

Toshiba America Medical Systems has introduced a new Viamo laptop ultrasound system (works-in-progress), with advanced radiology capabilities, previously unavailable on hand-carried systems. It is designed to meet the needs of hospitals by combining portability with high-end radiology features.

The Viamo combines the portability of a laptop system with advanced radiology features to deliver improved image quality, enhance diagnostic confidence and improve ease of use. Developed from a radiology foundation, Toshiba’s Viamo provides the confidence to image patients at bedside, which generally requires larger, more expensive cart-based systems.

The company said that when an immobile patient needs a high-end ultrasound exam, the portable Viamo laptop ultrasound is brought to the patient to improve the patient’s comfort without compromising exam quality. It is also ideal for a variety of patient exams, including traditional radiology, pediatric, emergency, OB/GYN, vascular and bariatric.

The new Toshiba Viamo laptop ultrasound system includes offers like best-in-class imaging capabilities in a laptop size, making it ideal for high-end radiology, vascular, emergency, bariatric and OB/GYN exams.

Other offers include excellent image quality and color flow comparable to those of larger, more expensive cart-based systems, ease of use with a simple touch-screen interface that is programmable in panel or tablet modes.

Additionally, ability to interchange Toshiba transducers while using the Viamo’s transportation pole, thus improving productivity and flexibility while saving health care costs by reducing the need to purchase multiple transducers. This feature improves productivity and saves money for current customers by using their existing Toshiba transducers on the Viamo.

Girish Hagan, vice president of marketing at Toshiba, said: “The Viamo provides the best value in the hand-carried class by offering a feature-rich, portable system at a reasonable price point. With the ability to perform high-end radiology exams using a portable laptop system, Viamo rounds out Toshiba’s ultrasound product line, delivering function and value in the hand-carried segment, along with the exceptional image quality and clinical accuracy.”