Samsung Medison, a medical equipment company, showcased its latest imaging and diagnostic solutions for women’s health at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)’s 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, held October 11-14 in Montreal, Canada.

Samsung displayed upgraded packages of its WS80A with Elite ultrasound system featuring various research functions and new visualization technology. Samsung also held academic seminars on the clinical values of the system. The company reports that the obstetrics and gynecology system brings users closer to seeing and diagnosing the fetus with greater clarity and confidence.

Samsung explained that key upgrades of the WS80A with Elite include semiautomated diagnosis. The 5D Heart Color feature generates nine standard fetal echocardiography views simultaneously in a single template with blood flow dynamics of fetal heart by using STIC (spatio-temporal image correlation) volume datasets. The 5D Limb Volume semiautomatically provides volume measurements of the upper arm or thigh of a fetus, which enables an accurate estimation of fetal weight and nutritional status.

The system’s Crystal Vue advanced volume-rendering technology also enables users to assess detailed information of internal and external structures of a fetus via 3D/4D visualization, providing increased diagnostic confidence.

“We have been impressed by the images we have obtained both in early pregnancy and when we have examined ovarian masses with Crystal Vue, and we seem to be getting novel information,” said Tom Bourne, MD, PhD, research team leader in the Department of Surgery & Cancer within the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College in the UK. “We are currently carrying out clinical trials to see how this new technique impacts on diagnostic performance.”

For more information about the upgraded WS80A with Elite system, visit the Samsung Medison website.