With the support of Philips Ultrasound and under the auspices of the Society for Vascular Technology of Great Britain & Ireland, the popular Vascular Imaging Course, situated at the Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College, returns for the second year as an intensive one-day course designed to provide a comprehensive update on the diagnosis of vascular disease.An international faculty of experts in the field of vascular diagnosis will deliver didactic lectures on the latest advances. In addition, the course includes the opportunity for hands-on training. Starting at 12pm, this session incorporates technical tips and scanning demonstrations (using Philips’ iU22 scanner). The iU22 ultrasound system, launched at the 26th International Charing Cross Symposium, offers a wide range of high-performance features including next generation, real-time 4D imaging, voice-activated control and annotation, and automated image optimisation technologies. The Philips iU22 system delivers revolutionary performance with the latest breakthroughs in high definition imaging and diagnostic capability. In one ultrasound system, clinicians get improved exam efficiency, greater automation and ease-of-use. It is also a system designed to reduce the repetitive stress injuries common to sonographers. It provides clinicians with many of the capabilities they have been asking for, faster patient throughput, more diagnostic capability, simplified system control and broader clinical applications. The iU22 is the first premium ultrasound system to have fully integrated 2D, 3D and real-time 4D imaging modes, as well as multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) resolution that rivals acquired 2D plane definition.
Philips will also launch the latest addition to its ultrasound family, the HD11. This latest system from Philips Medical Systems, and the third to be launched within the last 12 months, is designed to provide advanced High Definition imaging with sophisticated features at an affordable price. The HD11 comes with many advanced features and multiple scanning configurations to support the broad needs of a department or clinic.
Also demonstrated on the Philips stand is the BV Pulsera, a C-arm imaging system for surgical procedures. The BV Pulsera comes with new flat screen 18″ LCD monitors which offer the possibility of excellent image quality wherever it is needed. The screens are mounted on a flexible arm that allows for adjustment to the position to suit the individual needs. The mobile View Station can be easily positioned according to requirements, and yet the monitors are still available for appropriate viewing, for standing and seated applications, with no loss of quality. State-of-the-art TFT (Thin Film transistors) technology ensures an optimal view from almost any angle.
The 18″ flat screen LCD monitors offer high contrast and brightness, the size of the images being comparable to those displayed on a 21″ CRT screen. Display image flicker is not longer a problem, and optimal image perception is created thanks to ‘Dark Screen’ technology.
In addition, Philips includes with all its C-arm systems, its optimised imaging chain with Charged Coupled Device (CCD) technology and patented anamorphic lens, delivering high consistent imaging quality.
The course also incorporates case studies and there will be ample opportunity to interact with the faculty in panel discussions.