Choosing a new ultrasound system is all about balance. You need accurate diagnostic information quickly, a simplified yet intuitive user interface, and easy access to critical features, along with an ergonomic design and the latest technology.
Philips Affiniti 50 Features
The following are the standard features of an Affiniti 50.
Philips Affiniti 50 Technology Definitions
SonoCT: Real-time Compound Imaging on the Philips Affiniti 50 that obtains multiple coplanar, tomographic images from different viewing angles, then combines them into a single compound image at real-time frame rates.
XRES adaptive image processing: Real-time speckle reduction standard on the Affiniti 50 that also enhances edge definition.
AutoSCAN: This Philips Affiniti 50 feature automatically and continuously optimizes the brightness of the image at the default gain and TGC settings for the best image display. It can be turned on and off.
iSCAN intelligent optimization: Automatic one-button global image optimization standard on the Philips Affiniti 50 through AI adjustment of TGC, Doppler and receiver gain, compression curve, Doppler PRF, and Doppler baseline.
QLAB quantification software: QLAB is an onboard quantification program that can also be used on a computer to analyze data. QLAB on the Philips Affiniti 50 has the following available plugins: 3DQ, IMT, FHN, MVI, EA, VPQ and ROI.
QLAB 3DQ GI: This QLAB tool on the Philips Affiniti 50 allows viewing, quantification, cropping, rotation, and measurements of 3D image data sets.
QLAB IMT: This Affiniti 50 QLAB tool makes measurement of the intima media thickness in carotids and superficial vessels quick and consistent.
QLAB MVI: MicroVascular Imaging on the Philips Affiniti 50 maps contrast agent progression, measuring frame-to-frame changes, suppressing background tissue and capturing additional data that make it significantly easier to visualize the vessels.
QLAB VPQ: Vascular Plaque quantification is an application on the Philips Affiniti 50 that uses 3D technology to examine arteries and determine the risk of stroke or cardiovascular disease, measure how much plaque is present and the percentage of vessel reduction.
QLAB ROI: A plugin within QLAB on the Affiniti 50 that uses contrast and 2D imaging to increase the consistency and reliability of acoustic measurements.
a2DQA.I.: Automated Cardiac 2DQ Quantification is an available aEF/RAC workflow and aTMAD (Automated Tissue Motion Annular Displacement) workflow. As an aEF/FAC workflow it uses the latest generation of 2D speckle tracking technology to compute the left ventricle global volume and area analysis from 2D single images. The volume measurements are made based on Simpson’s Single Plane Method of Disks (MDO). The aTMAD workflow provides value annular displacement curves over time and tracks mitral valve and annular motion in other valves over time.
aCMQA.I.: Automated Cardiac Motion 2D Quantification on the Philips Affiniti 50 is an available global strain workflow providing; volume EF and area FAC, Longitudinal strain and strain rate, circumferential strain and strain rate, radial and transversal displacement, radial fractional shortening, global rotation, and more. A user-definable workflow is also included. The aCMO supports the functions of a2DQ.
Philips Affiniti 50 ports
Philips Affiniti 50 Imaging Modes
Philips Affiniti 50 Applications
Applications or Apps are the types of exams or studies that an ultrasound machine can do. More than this if an ultrasound machine supports a specific application it will have calculations, measurement and reporting software included to support those apps and make them useful in a clinical environment.
The Philips Affiniti 50 is a true shared-service ultrasound machine and offers the broadest selection of applications possible.