Philips launches HD7 ultrasound system in the United States
Royal Philips Electronics has added the Philips HD7, launched in the United States, to its HD ultrasound family of products.

The system provides grayscale and color Doppler imaging with simple one-button optimization, as well as Tissue Harmonic Imaging. In addition, the HD7 features a wide array of transducers, an adjustable flat panel LCD monitor, proven system architecture, and advanced imaging, measurement and quantification technologies, according to Philips.

The HD7 system addresses basic scanning needs while adding new technology and design advances that help improve image quality. The system has a broadband digital beamformer to capture and preserve more tissue information than conventional narrowband systems and its wide dynamic range and digital focal tuning provide exceptional sensitivity and detail resolution, said the company.

The ultrasound HD7 includes features such as iSCAN one-button image optimization, multiple transducer ports, DICOM connectivity, and easy data recording to CD or USB. In addition, optional off-line QLAB quantification software capability allows clinicians to perform post-examination image review and analysis on a PC.