Supersonic Imagine, a French ultrasound machine manufacturer developed its Aixplorer based upon the relatively new Elastography imaging mode. In particular Supersonic pioneered the use of ShearWave elastography, a superior technology to the conventional strain based elastography.
Elastography is the use of ultrasound to measure the elasticity of tissue and then color mapping that elasticity over a traditional grayscale 2D ultrasound image to allow medical professionals to discover tumors, liver disease and guide more effective biopsies. Areas that are less elastic show up as reds, and more elastic as blues, with a whole spectrum in between. This makes it much easier to not only pick out a small tumor in surrounding tissue, but then guide a needle to the central part of the mass for an effective biopsy. SuperSonic Imagine’s Aixplorer is still the best provider of ShearWave Elastography as it is a dedicated machine for this purpose. The Aixplorer can also provide Excellent 2D image quality for general imaging, women’s health and vascular applications. KPI ultrasound, as the largest global wholesale distributor of diagnostic ultrasound machines has sold and serviced hundreds of ultrasound models. KPI sells and services GE, Siemens, Philips, and many other brands. These decades of multi-brand experience allow KPI to pass on the most unbiased and complete information on Supersonic Imagine, SonoScape and Sonosite ultrasound machines and how they compare with each other and competing brands.