Philips launches new ultrasound for womens health
Royal Philips Electronics launched its new HD9 ultrasound system for women’s health needs at Arab Health 2009, held this week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The company said its system combines imaging technology, including 3D and 4D capabilities, designed for obstetrics, gynecology and breast imaging. As well as women’s health, the HD9 is also able to cater for applications including general imaging, adult and pediatric cardiology, as well as general pediatric and urology.

Philips said its HD9’s features include:
  • Philips Live iSlice, which focuses on areas of interest within a volume and find images with the best views and content;
  • Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation to evaluate fetal heart anatomy and function by allowing clinicians to create a volume image that can be displayed and interrogated during playback;
  • Tissue Specific Imaging technology allows the system to be optimized for a specific patient or examination type; and
  • Tissue aberration correction, which offers speed of sound compensation.

Philips said that its HD9 will be available in many countries from March 2009, including North America.

The HD9 is part of its HD family of ultrasound systems, which also includes the HD3, the HD7, the HD11 XE and the HD15, which was introduced in 2008, the company said.