Carestream will unveil its new Touch Prime and Touch Prime XE ultrasound systems at this week’s American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine conference in New York. A Health Canada license for both systems is pending.

“We have seen strong demand for our new ultrasound systems in the United States and Europe,” says Helen Titus, Carestream’s marketing director for x-ray and ultrasound. “Our advanced ultrasound systems can deliver better views of moving anatomical structures and equip sonographers and clinicians to gain improved visualization of small structures and contrast differences in tissue.”

The Touch Prime and Touch Prime XE systems employ Carestream’s SynTek architecture, a combination of technologies that reduce noise and artifacts while providing enhanced spatial detail with increased frame rates—thus allowing clinicians to better visualize moving structures. Not only does the new architecture synthesize a narrow transmit beam throughout the entire spatial area, imaging and Doppler improvements allow for more consistent visualization of subtle tissue differences. These systems also deliver uniform lateral resolution over the entire depth, as well as deeper penetration for imaging the abdomen and other areas.

The Touch Prime XE is capable of frame rates greater than 100Hz and includes optional features such as a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) package, a barcode, and radiofrequency identification badge readers. Plus, wireless connectivity provides rapid image transfers to PACS, radiology information systems and other technologies while an integrated gel warmer promotes patient comfort.

For more information about these technologies, visit Carestream Health.