Philips unveils ultrasound scanner

November 6, 2002

EnVisor, a new ultrasound scanner from Philips Medical Systems, emphasizes ergonomics and scalability, according to the company. Priced under $100,000, EnVisor promises high-performance features, as well as an on-board workstation and external

EnVisor, a new ultrasound scanner from Philips Medical Systems, emphasizes ergonomics and scalability, according to the company. Priced under $100,000, EnVisor promises high-performance features, as well as an on-board workstation and external connectivity. The system, introduced Oct. 20 at the Journées Françaises de Radiologie conference in Paris, can be configured for general imaging, vascular, cardiac, or ob/gyn. EnVisor works with Intelligent Doppler, which automatically adapts to a specified scanning angle as the user adjusts for flow direction; Pulse Inversion Harmonic Imaging, featuring broad bandwidths for enhanced axial resolution and clarity; and Microfine Focusing, which is designed to deliver finer dot size for improved tissue uniformity.