FDA expands approval for Philips portable ultrasound

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The FDA has granted Philips Healthcare's CX50 CompactXtreme portable ultrasound system 510(k) clearance for applications including radiology, vascular, women’s health, emergency medicine and regional anesthesia.

The ultrasound system has previously been in use for adult cardiology applications.

The CX50 includes features from both the Philips iE33 and iU22 cart-based systems, as well as SonoCT and XRES technology. The system also supports SmartExam system-guided protocols.