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Analogic introduces new ultrasound system

US-based Analogic has introduced a new bk3000 ultrasound system, which can be used in general imaging and urology and procedure guidance applications.

The system has been developed based on firm’s new TriCore architecture, which offers ultra high resolution imaging and Doppler, accelerated system control and advanced transducer technology with Twin Cam pinless ZIF (zero insertion force) connectors.

Analogic president and CEO Jim Green said the new system’s architecture is based on Graphic Processing Units (GPUs), which are significantly more powerful and efficient compared to conventional CPU-based architectures.

"The end result is an ultrasound platform with accelerated beam forming and computing pipeline for quick, confident assessments of anatomy and physiology during exams," Green added.

The system features advanced transducer technology to improve scanning access across a wide range of body types.

The Twin Cam pinless ZIF connectors have been developed to connect and remove with one hand, as well as to reduce noise in the ultrasound image.

Analogic ultrasound business senior vice-president and general manager Farley Peechatka said: "The bk3000 and the new advanced transducer technology allow clinicians to obtain a more uniform image at greater depth within the body on a wide array of patient types, especially those that are clinically challenging."

The new system will be showcased at the CIRSE 2014, the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society European Congress in Glasgow, UK. The event will take place between 13-17 September.