| UltraSound - Technology Information Portal||Sunday, 23 July 2017 |
|Ultrasound Machine|| |
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|Ultrasound System Performance|| |
Medical ultrasound (US) systems are today complex signal processing machines. Assessing the performance of an ultrasound system requires understanding the relationships between the characteristics of the system, such as the point spread function, temporal resolution, and the quality of images. Image quality aspects are the detail resolution, contrast resolution and penetration. Systems with microbubble scanner modification are particularly suitable for contrast enhanced ultrasound.|
See also Ultrasound Physics.
||Systems with low performance have 20% share of the world ultrasound market. These US machines are characterized by basic black and white imaging and are used mainly for basic OB/GYN applications and monitoring of fetal development. Most of these devices are sold to private office practitioners and small hospitals and cost below $50,000 per unit. These scanners are often equipped with the transvaginal probe.|
||US systems with mid performance have also around 20% share of the market. These machines are basic gray scale imaging, color and spectral Doppler systems used for routine examinations and reporting and utilize a minimum number of scanheads. These systems are typically used in radiology, cardiology and OB/GYN applications and cost between $50,000 and $100,000. Refurbished advanced and high performance US systems with fewer purchased optional features are also sold in this price range. |
||High performance US systems include typically high resolution gray scale imaging, advanced color power and spectral Doppler capabilities. High performance US systems usually include advanced measurement and analysis software, image review capabilities, and a variety of probes. With a market share of around 40% cost these machines between $100,000 and $150,000.|
||The remaining 20% with premium or advanced performance are usually sold for over US$150,000. Premium performance systems allow high resolution gray scale imaging, advanced color flow, power, and spectral Doppler, tissue harmonic imaging, image acquisition storage, display and review capabilities, advanced automation, and other advanced features. Premium systems are equipped with a wide assortment of probes.|
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