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SuperSonic Imagine : Unveils Its Single Crystal Curved XC6-1 Ultrasound Probe

SuperSonic Imagine reported the launch of its Single Crystal Curved XC6-1 ultrasound probe.

According to a release from the Company, the new probe works in conjunction with Aixplorer, the Company’s ultrasound system, and provides a new level of performance and image quality through wide- bandwidth imaging along with higher resolution and clarity.

“The integration of the XC6-1 probe into the Aixplorer platform is vivid proof of our ongoing commitment to leadership in ultrasound innovation. The single crystal technology improves upon its predecessor’s image clarity from near field down through deep structures with a level of detail never seen before,” commented Tom Egelund, President and Chief Executive Officer of SuperSonic Imagine.

The XC6-1 probe provides advanced imaging capabilities for a variety of exams including abdominal and pelvic assessments, which represent the majority of ultrasound exams performed. A key feature of the XC6-1 is its ability to greatly enhance spatial and contrast resolution. The probe’s single crystal technology allows deeper penetration and higher efficiency even in the most technically challenging patients.

The Aixplorer ultrasound system includes SuperSonic Imagine’s patented ShearWave Elastography which provides physicians the ability to assess and quantify tissue stiffness in real-time. A color-coded map of tissue elasticity is displayed in conjunction with the two-dimensional ultrasound image, providing physicians a complete and accurate stiffness evaluation.

SuperSonic Imagine also reported additional upgrades to the Aixplorer System. In addition to conducting a full re-optimization of all imaging modes and making overall improvements to the ShearWave imaging, the Company added a new reporting tool, which automatically calculates relevant stiffness parameters to evaluate stages of liver fibrosis. The enhanced Aixplorer offers a more friendly user experience.

“The image quality of the new probe is exceptional: the contrast resolution allows lesion detection even in heavy patients. The ability to see both near and far field in real-time provides increased diagnostic confidence in a quick, simple exam. These technological advances will significantly improve the management of my patients with chronic liver disease and other abdominal clinical applications which are a significant part of my daily practice,” explains Dr. Alfredo Goddi, Radiologist, and Chief Medical Officer of the medical center SME-Diagnostica per Immagini in Varese, Italy.

Founded in 2005 and based in Aix-en-Provence (France), SuperSonic Imagine is a company specializing in medical imaging