Konica Minolta has introduced its upgraded Sonimage HS1 ultrasound system to the Brazilian market. The system, which offers new functionalities for the point-of-care cardiac ultrasound market, is designed for scanning patients at the bedside and in the exam room.

Sonimage HS1 now features tissue Doppler imaging, the anatomical M-mode technique, a cardiac reporting package, and a sector probe to enable cardiac imaging capabilities. Additional enhancements include Konica Minolta’s Simple Clear Flow technology, which detects low-flow velocities in superficial and deeper structures, and the broadband frequency L18-4 linear probe with advanced harmonics; the latter offering enables improved resolution in deep structures, Konica Minolta officials say.

Joan Toth, Konica Minolta’s senior product marketing manager for the Americas, says the launch of the ultrasound system in Brazil is a significant milestone for the company. “We are thrilled with Konica Minolta’s market expansion into Latin America,” Toth says. “With superior image quality for needle guidance and tissue differentiation and intuitive touchscreen navigation, clinicians in Brazil will benefit from clinical confidence.”

Moreover, the Sonimage HS1 combines digital signal processing with broadband transducer technology to enable high-quality images in a handheld system. Smart technology furthers streamline workflow while gesture controls and exam presets prevent clinicians from having to navigate a knob-cluttered keyboard.

For more information about this system, visit Konica Minolta.