Philips debuts new portable ultrasound

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Royal Philips Electronics has launched a new release of its portable ultrasound system for a range of applications including radiology, vascular, women's health, emergency medicine, regional anesthesia and critical care.

The CX50 CompactXtreme incorporates features migrated from the Philips iE33 and iU22 premium cart-based systems, according to the company.

Philips said that the system also features SonoCT real-time compounding technology and XRES adaptive image processing for images that are free from artifacts and noise, displaying anatomy and pathology. The CX50 supports SmartExam system-guided protocols.

The system is available in many countries in Europe and Asia, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and India, with release scheduled for North America in the third quarter of this year, the company said.