The Philips HD9 is a good economy OB/GYN, general imaging machine with good 4D. The Philips HD9 is mechanically identical to the Medison SonoAce X8 and differs only in user interface and exterior appearance. Though no longer in production the HD9 has been replaced by the ClearVue 650.
The Philips Lumify is the newest app-based ultrasound solution on your compatible smart device, such as Android based smart device, galaxy tab. The way to use the Philips Lumify is simple. A user downloads the Philips Lumify mobile app to the smart device, and connects the Philips Lumify probe connector to your compatible smart device. The Philips Lumify probe connector is more unique than any conventional ultrasound probe connector, micro USB type. So you don’t need to have a dedicated system to operate your handheld ultrasound.
The Philips Lumify supports three transducer types – Convex(C5-2), Linear(L12-4), and Phased Array(S4-1). The applications of the Philips Lumify are extended: cardiac, abdominal with lung, Ob/GYn, FAST exam, soft tissue, musculoskeletal, lung, and vascular scanning. With its mobility and flexibility, the Philips Lumify can bring wide mobile ultrasound capacity in your various clinical environments as a personalized point-of-care solution. The Philips Lumify mobile ultrasound enables you to quickly send and share images, notes, and diagnostic data via e-mail, DICOM to PACS, a shared network, or a local directory.
The Philips Lumify is a mobile app based ultrasound solution; nevertheless, it does not miss high image optimization technology such as SonoCT real-time compounding imaging, Tissue Harmonic Imaging, XRES, adaptive imaging processing, and AutoSCAN intelligent optimization, which are core Philips imaging technologies. Available imaging modes of the Philips Lumify include 2D mode, M-mode, and Color Doppler mode. Pulsed wave Doppler is not supported. With its intuitive interface of a smart device and UI design of the mobile app, the Philips Lumify reduces the learning curve of novice users.
The Philips Sparq is a midrange ultrasound machine targeted specifically for point of care, emergency rooms and operating rooms where ease of cleaning and small size are paramount. The control panel is a single sealed, easy-to-clean tempered glass touchscreen surface. To reduce unnecessary interaction with the system, the system controls dynamically change, showing only those keys and automation features that are compatible with the exam being performed. The Sparq is simply a revolutionary solution with an intuitive design built around specific workflow needs.
The Philips Epiq 5 is a premium shared service ultrasound machine from Philips. It offers Purewave single crystal probes, a compact and lightweight design and superior ergonomics and workflow. The Epiq 5 replaces the older Philips iU22 without xMatrix. The Epiq 5 has less probe options and features than the more expensive Epiq 7. All the Epiq and Affiniti ultrasound machines look visually very similar and use the same monitor and huge tablet like touchscreen for navigation.