Esaote unveils new ultrasound unit

December 15, 1999

Ultrasound developer Esaote, based in Genoa, Italy, introduced a new premium ultrasound device at the RSNA show. Technos is designed for abdominal, ob/gyn, vascular, small parts, breast, and urology imaging, and completes Esaote’s radiology and

Ultrasound developer Esaote, based in Genoa, Italy, introduced a new premium ultrasound device at the RSNA show. Technos is designed for abdominal, ob/gyn, vascular, small parts, breast, and urology imaging, and completes Esaote’s radiology and shared service markets product line. The unit carries a fully digital beamformer and proprietary microchip circuitry, as well as new probe technology that maximizes the lateral resolution of Technos’ wideband multifrequency transducers. Technos combines color Doppler and power Doppler technology, and runs on a Windows NT operating system.

In other Esaote news, the company celebrated the sale of its 500th dedicated MRI system, which it has achieved through sales of both Artoscan and E-Scan, an open-style, 0.2-tesla MRI scanner dedicated to orthopedic studies. E-Scan was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration in June (SCAN 6/23/99).