Philips Lumify Ultrasound Machine


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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.

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All items mentioned below including probes, accessories, options, features and similar properties are solely meant to provide general information about the maximum capability of the product. Some or all features mentioned may not be included in the listed price. Please contact us directly for accurate pricing per each additional feature.

Review

Philips Lumify Review:

Since the Siemens Acuson P10 was introduced a decade ago, many handheld ultrasound devices, for example, the GE Vscan, has been marketed and adapted to clinical environments especially to improve point-of-care applications. Recently, many Chinese manufacturers have been selling wireless mobile app based ultrasound solutions too. However, the image quality is not good enough to meet clinicians’ standards; furthermore, the user interface and connectivity to adapt to clinical requirements are not as elaborate.

Although portable devices are targeting point-of-care and quick diagnosis, expecting high image quality from a clinician’s point of view is not something compromised. Among those handheld ultrasound devices, the Philips Lumify is the most advanced in terms of its image quality, wide utility, technology expertise, and clinical connectivity. Overall 2D resolution and penetration is outstanding compared to any wired or wireless handheld devices. Linear 2D images for small parts and MSK are well described in its margin and tissue expression is up to 4~5 Cm. The Philips Lumify performs well in cardiac, especially showing dark chamber, endocardial margin, and thin valves. Color Doppler for slow and fast flow was sensitive and well optimized, except dedicated cardiac flow scanning, which is difficult to provide good quality images with mid to low end cart based ultrasound system.

The Philips Lumify integrated most advanced probe and miniaturization technologies, but its price point, about $10,000 with one transducer and mobile app package is a bit high. If a customer wants to have three transducers at the same time, its price point is almost the same as a mid-range cart based ultrasound system. Recently, a new company, Butterfly iQ, located in Guiford, CT, USA, totally innovated transducer technology and introduced Butterfly iQ; that one transducer covers the Philips Lumify’s three probes applications with less than $5,000. The Butterfly iQ is not yet active on the market, but soon it will be commercialized. The Butterfuly iQ seems to be a market changer due to its price point and performance level. If then, the Philips Lumify should change its marketing concept and lower their price.

Probes

Philips Lumify Probes/Transducers:

C5-2 curved array
• Weight: 135g / 4.8 oz (without cable)
• 128 elements
• 2 to 5 MHz extended operating frequency range
• 67.5 degree field of view
• Supports 2D, color Doppler, and Tissue Harmonic Imaging
• Lightweight replaceable USB cable
L12-4 linear array
• Weight: 108g / 3.8 oz (without cable)
• 128 elements
• 4 to 12 MHz extended operating frequency range
• 34.5mm field of view
• Supports 2D, color Doppler, and Tissue Harmonic Imaging
• Lightweight replaceable USB cable
S4-1 sector/phased array
• Weight: 96g / 3.4 oz (without cable)
• 64 elements
• 1 to 4 MHz extended operating frequency range
• 90 degree field of view
• Supports 2D, color Doppler, and Tissue Harmonic Imaging
• Lightweight replaceable USB cable

Features

Philips Lumify Features:

• SonoCT – real-time coumpound imaging
• Tissue Harmonic Imaging
• XRES adaptive imaging processing
• AutoSCAN intelligent optimization
• Full-screen mode
• Multi-touch user inferface
• Alphanumeric QWERTY soft keyboard with Android voice recognition
• 2D, M, and color Doppler modes
• 2D image controls: depth, freeze, gain, and power
• Color Dppler controls: angle, scale (fast/slow flow), gain
• Depth to 30 cm (exam – specific)
• Image acquisition keys: review, save image, and save loop
• Annotation controls: text and erase

Accessories

Philips Lumify Peripherals:

Connectivity

• Patient data storage on device
• Configurable barcode reader software utilizing device camera
• DICOM modality worklist (query retrieve)
• Direct digital storage of single-frame color and B/W images to internal hard disk
• Direct digital storage of B/W and color loops to internal hard disk
• Ability to export in PC format (MP4 clips, PNG images) via email or direct connection to PC
• Extensive image management capability, including thumbnail image review
• Exam directory
• DICOM image store
• Export to network share drive
• User may email patient exams
• Option to configure patient data in the DICOM header and images (not DICOM tags), as well as anonymize PC format images for exported images and loops
• Use Google Cast to mirror device screen to secondary display

Applications

Philips Lumify Applications:

• Abdominal
• Gynecology
• Obstetrics
• Cardiac
• Vascular
• Musculoskeletal
• Superficial
• Vascular
• Soft tissue
• FAST

FAQ

Philips Lumify FAQs:

SonoCT (Real-time compound imaging) helps eliminate virtually all clutter and artifacts. It automatically selects the number of steering angles (up to 9) based on the condition of the user-selected resolution/frame rate (Res/Speed) of all curved and linear array transducers. It operates in conjunction with Tissue Harmonic Imaging, XRES imaging, volume modes, and duplex Doppler.

AutoSCAN continuously optimizes the brightness of the image at the default gain and TGC settings for the best image display. It can be turned on and off.

Tissue Harmonic Imaging with pulse inversion technology is the system that processes second harmonic frequencies in the tissue. It also incorporates with the patented pulse inversion phase cancellation technology for high detail resolution during the harmonic imaging.

Year Launched

2015

Estimated Market Price

Economy

Monitor

5.5" to 18"

Tilt/Rotate Adjustable Monitor

No

Monitor Resolution

2560*1600

Image Size Resolution

 

Touch Screen

Yes

Trackball or Trackpad

Touch Screen

CP Back-Lighting

N/A

Weight

N/A

Probe Ports

1

Battery

Yes(Standard)

Boot-Up Time

less than 10 sec

Sleep Mode

Yes

Maximum Depth of Field

30cm

Minimum Depth of Field

 

Cart

Yes

Independent Steer & Lockable Wheels

N/A

2D, M mode

Yes

M-color Flow Mode

Yes

Anatomical M-mode

No

Trapezoidal Mode

No

Color, Power Angio, Pulse Wave Doppler

Yes Color only

Bi-directional Power

No

SCW Doppler

No

Tissue Doppler(Velocity) Imaging

No

Freehand 3D

No

Live 3/4D OB/GYN

No

HD Live

No

STIC

No

Live 3D Echo

No

Stress Echo

No

Strain and Strain Rate

No

B Flow

No

Panoramic Imaging

No

Contrast Imaging-Cardiac

No

Contrast Imaging - General Imaging

No

Strain-based Elastography

No

Shear Wave Elastography

No

Tissue Harmonic Imaging

Yes

Spatial Compounding(=CrossXbeam)

Yes

Speckle Reduction (=SRI)

Yes

Auto Image Opt(B mode)

No

Auto Image Opt(Doppler)

No

Write Zoom

No

Triplex Mode

No

Needle Enhancement or Needle Recognition

No

Auto NT Measurement

No

Auto Follicle 2D Measurement

No

Auto Follicle 3D Measurement

No

Auto IMT

No

Auto IMT (Real Time)

No

Automated B/M/D Measurement

No

Automated LH Measurement(Automated Function Imaging(AFI), Cardiac Motion Quantification(CMQ), or Auto EF(Ejection Fraction)

No

Live Dual (B/BC) Mode

No

SmartExam or Scan Assistant

No

Fusion

No

Raw Data File

No

Flexible Report

Yes

Barcode Reader

Yes

Gel Warmer

No

Abdominal

Yes

Women's Health Care

Yes

OB

Yes

Fetal Echo

No

Vascular

Yes

TCD(Transcranial)

No

Small Parts

Yes

MSK/Anesthesiology

Yes

Pediatrics

No

Urology

No

Echocardiography_Adult

Yes

Interventional Cardiology

No

Echocardiography_Pediatric

No

Echocardiography_Neonate

No

Stress Echocardiography

No

Transesophageal Echo_Adult

No

Transesophageal Echo_Pediatric

No

Internal Medicine w/ Shared Service

No

Surgury

No

Interventional Radiology

No

Contrast Imaging_General Imaging

No

Contrast Imaging_Cardiac

No

Bowel Imaging

No

Strain Elastography

No

Shear Wave Elastography

No

Convex (1~6Mhz)

Yes

Convex (2~9Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Convex (1~6Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Convex (2~9Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Micro Convex

No

2D Arrary 3D Convex

No

Micro Convex (5~8Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Endocavity_Straight Type

No

Endocavity_Curved Type

No

BiPlane Endo Rectal

 

Biplane Micro Convex (3~10MHz)

No

3D Convex

No

3D Convex Light Weight

No

3D Endocavity

No

3D Micro Convex

No

3D Linear

No

Linear (>14Mhz)

No

Linear (3~12Mhz)

Yes

Linear (<9Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Linear

No

Single Crystal Linear (3~12Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Linear (<9Mhz)

No

Linear 50mm

No

Linear 25mm

No

Hockey stick (<13Mhz)

No

Hockey stick (>13Mhz)

No

T or L shape Intra Operative

No

Laparoscopic

No

Phased Array_Adult

Yes

Single Crystal Phased Array_Adult

No

2D Arrary 3D Phased Array

No

Phased Array_Pediatric

No

Single Crystal Phased Array_Pediatric

No

Phased Array_Neonate

No

ICE

No

TEE_Adult

No

TEE_Pediatric

No

2D Array 3D TEE

No

Pencil CW (2Mhz)

No

Pencil CW (5 or 6Mhz)

No

DICOM 3.0

Yes

DICOM SR_Cardiac

No

DICOM SR_Vascular

No

DICOM SR_OB/GYN

No

JPEG, WMV, & AVI

Yes

USB

Yes

HDD/SDD

No

DVD/CD RW

No

Wireless LAN

Yes