Agilent ships updated echocardiography units

July 5, 2000

This month Agilent Technologies will begin shipping its UltraVision release, an updated version of its Sonos 4500 and 5500 digital echocardiography systems. The product’s debut at last month’s Society of Echocardiography meeting in Chicago was

This month Agilent Technologies will begin shipping its UltraVision release, an updated version of its Sonos 4500 and 5500 digital echocardiography systems. The product’s debut at last month’s Society of Echocardiography meeting in Chicago was encouraging, said Kevin Appareti, Agilent’s product marketing manager.

Power modulation, Agilent’s new digital signal-processing technique, which increases the signal-to-noise ratio and improves tissue harmonic imaging and contrast imaging, is featured in the systems. The technology improves myocardial contrast enhancement, which allows researchers to see microcirculation and wall motion simultaneously, according to the firm.

The systems will also include the s3 transducer, which has extremely wide bandwidth and enhanced depth of field. The 4500 model is designed for clinics with a high volume, while the 5500 model can be used for clinical and research work, Appareti said.