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Analogic Releases Flex Focus 400 Anesthesia

Analogic, a provider of medical imaging and aviation security technology, has introduced an ultrasound system Flex Focus 400 Anesthesia ultrasound scanner for regional anesthesia designed and manufactured by its BK Medical subsidiary.

Analogic said that the Flex Focus 400 Anesthesia is the new addition to the Flex Focus family of products already in use in urology and surgery applications worldwide. The Flex Focus 400 Anesthesia has a large, 19-inch screen and uses BK Medical’s proprietary IQPAC imaging technology for superior image quality.

The large monitor and high-resolution imaging allow a clear view of anatomical structures needed for precise landmark location and needle guidance in nerve block procedures from virtually any bedside position and in the operating room.

The system features scanner control through the transducer, enabling the anesthesiologist to switch between transducers, freeze and unfreeze images, and store images and clips without being in close proximity to the scanner. In addition, the easy-to-use keyboard control is straightforward with no extraneous controls.

The Flex Focus 400 Anesthesia, like all Flex Focus systems, is portable, lightweight, and can be adjusted to fit into small spaces, with a keyboard that is sealed and smooth for easy cleaning and disinfection. The design and exemplary functionality of the Flex Focus have earned it a 2010 iF Product Design Gold Award and a 2010 Red Dot Award, two of the most well-recognized international honors for outstanding product design.

Jim Green, president and CEO of Analogic, said: “The introduction of the Flex Focus 400 Anesthesia is a major milestone for our Company. It is the first step in expanding the scope of our specialized ultrasound business into adjacent, high-growth market segments. We are leveraging our existing technology as well as our sales and service infrastructure to penetrate this exciting new market.”

Michael Brock, president of BK Medical, said: “The Flex Focus 400 Anesthesia is a logical extension of our successful Flex Focus family of mobile ultrasound systems,” “Its monitor is nearly twice the size of other anesthesia ultrasound systems on the market and, for regional anesthesia, a bigger, clearer image can make a difference in identifying nerve structures and visualizing needle placement.”