SuperSonic Imagine demonstrated its Aixplorer ultrasound system at this year’s American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) convention in Orlando, Fla in March. According to an announcement from SuperSonic, clinicians from around the world participated in hands-on workshops highlighting the wide range of Aixplorer’s clinical applications, including vascular, pediatric, musculoskeletal, general imaging, and biopsy guidance.

The Aixplorer uses an UltraFast software-based platform, which leverages ShearWave Elastography technology to assess and quantify tissue stiffness in real time. Tissue stiffness is used by physicians to help identify potentially malignant or other diseased tissue. The software technology platform is said to also enable Aixplorer’s UltraFast Doppler. Conventional Doppler ultrasound requires two separate exams for imaging and measurement, while UltraFast combines Color Flow Imaging and Pulsed Wave Doppler into one exam, providing physicians with exam results simultaneously and helping to increase patient throughput.

“We are very pleased to have played an integral role in this year’s AIUM/WFUMB conference both in terms of clinical education and raising awareness of Aixplorer’s versatility and sophistication,” Alex Exposito, SuperSonic Imagine’s director of North America said in the company announcement. “It is becoming increasingly clear that SuperSonic Imagine’s technology provides significant clinical benefits to physicians and patients.”

Since its market introduction in 2009, the company reports that Aixplorer has continued to evolve to become a fully featured diagnostic ultrasound system, including applications for breast, abdomen, musculoskeletal, prostate, small parts, vascular, and pediatrics.