Shimadzu debuts two new ultrasound systems

October 25, 2000

Displayed in 1999 as a work-in-progress, Shimadzu's SDU-2200 will be shown as a finished product at this year's RSNA meeting. A new version of the SDU-450, the SDU-450 XL, will also be introduced.The SDU-2200 system includes 3-D, tissue harmonic imaging,

Displayed in 1999 as a work-in-progress, Shimadzu's SDU-2200 will be shown as a finished product at this year's RSNA meeting. A new version of the SDU-450, the SDU-450 XL, will also be introduced.

The SDU-2200 system includes 3-D, tissue harmonic imaging, and DICOM connectivity. Its proprietary digital electronics provide high-speed parallel processing, a quad digital beamformer, and high-level digital noise suppression. The SDU-2200 is a multipurpose, shared services system with applications that include cardiac, vascular, abdominal, ob/gyn, and urology.

The SDU-1200 uses the same console, operating system, and digital electronics as the SDU-2200. Applications are vascular, abdominal, ob/gyn, and urology, and its intended markets are outpatient centers and large private practices.

Both systems are semiautomatic and suitable for mobile applications.

The new SDU-450 XL includes an upgraded CPU with faster processing and enhanced applications software for ob/gyn, urology, emergency medicine, and family practice.

Shimadzu Ultrasound systems include Shimadzu's Truevision broadband probe technology with frequency versatility of 2 to 15 MHz.