By understanding that tissue stiffness varies depending on the type of tissue, we can use this to easily find abnormalities and tumors within soft tissue. When applying consistent and repeated pressure with the transducer on soft tissue the system can quickly calculate the Strain Ratio of the region and give an Intelligent Strain Curve for a recording of applied pressure to assist with diagnosis of the abnormality. Predominately used only with linear probes, SonoScape’s new transvaginal probe for gynecological is breaking the mold and expanding elastography applications to non-linear probes.
Contrast Imaging is the use of contrast agents that are small enough to go into the smallest of veins in the body and still provide a loud signal reflection for the ultrasound to pick up. Such a loud signal reflection allows the ultrasound to accurately display small veins in the body, blood profusion in different organs, and helps to measure blood flow. The S50 takes it a step farther by providing better resolution and deeper penetration, maximizing the short lifespan of the contrast agent bubbles by giving a clearer, more complete image of the desired organ.
Auto IMT is used when determining the level of vascular sclerosis present in the patient by automatically tracing and calculating the thickness of the carotid vessels.
Tissue Doppler Imaging
Tissue Doppler Imaging allows you to quantitatively evaluate local myocardial movements and functions, with speed and strain/strain rate parameters.
Stress echocardiography is the combination of 2D echocardiography with a physical, pharmacological or electrical stress of the patient. It also provides users with report management tools such as configurable template editor, multiple loops to select one for storage, wall motion scoring, stress echo report, etc…