Samsung HS50 Ultrasound Machine


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The Samsung HS50 is a midrange multi-purpose diagnostic ultrasound system designed to cover a wide range of applications including obstetrics, abdominal, gynecology, pediatric, small organs, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, trans-rectal, trans-vaginal, MSK (conventional, superficial), urology, adult cardiac, pediatric cardiac, and peripheral vessel.

The Samsung HS50 integrates a 128-channel S-Vision Imaging Engine from the HS70A which provides support for a number of high performance hardware such as a 21.5″ LED monitor, a fully customizable 10.1″ LED touchscreen, 3 active probe ports (with a 4th as an option), 3 premium single crystal transducers (CA1-7ADm, CA2-9AD, CV1-8AD), and 2 broad bandwidth linear array transducers (LA3-14AD, LA3-16A). These transducers effectively cover a wide array of clinical requirements, thanks to their low to high bandwidth frequency coverage.

Realistic Vue is Samsung’s leading 3D/4D technology on the market, and is an outstanding fetal-maternal bonding tool similar to GE’s HDlive. The HS50 also supports the unique and automated 5D NT and 5D Follicle features along with XI STIC and 3D XI. These technologies will help enhance the physician’s diagnostic confidence during pre-gestation to pregnancy stages.

On the other hand, the cardiovascular options of the Samsung HS50 are limited since those weren’t meant for the target market. However, its wide linear array transducers and General Imaging features such as Elastoscan, Panoramic, and Needle Mate+ greatly enhance the quality of interventional procedures.

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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.

 

Overview

Samsung HS50 Dimensions and Weight:

• Height: 1,335 ~ 1,710 mm
• Width: 530 mm
• Depth: 750 mm
• Weight with monitor: 79.84 kg ( 176lb.)

Samsung HS50 Specifications:

• Digital beamformer
• Displayed imaging depth: 0 – 38 cm (probe dependent)
• Minimum depth of field: 0 – 2 cm (probe dependent)
• Maximum depth of field: 0 – 38 cm (probe dependent)
• Continuous dynamic receive focus/continuous dynamic receive aperture
• Adjustable dynamic range from 30 to 256 dB

Samsung HS50 Electrical power:

• Voltage: 100 – 240 VAC
• Frequency: 50/60 Hz
• Power Consumption

– 800 VA with Peripherals

Review

Samsung HS50 Review:

The Samsung HS60 and HS50 are born twins in 2017. The Samsung HS60 has a few more features and transducers; but they both essentially look the same, and have the same imaging and ergonomic tools. In addition, many similarities have been identified with the Samsung HS70A, whose technologies and clinical concepts have been borrowed from the WS80A and the RS80A.

The Samsung HS50 is categorized as a midrange ultrasound system, and is similar to the GE Logiq P9 and the GE Voluson P8. Its General Imaging and 3D/4D options for Obstetrics and Gynecology are slightly better than those of the GE Logiq P9 and are similar to those of the GE Voluson P8.

Samsung systems are known for being great ergonomic systems that integrate “easy-to-use” automated features, as one would expect from the #1 commercial electronics giant. With its recently upgraded “S-Vision system architecture”, the Samsung HS50 becomes quieter, sleeker, and lighter. Its image quality is also greatly improved due to its single crystal transducers and its S-Harmonic, ClearVision, and MultiVision imaging technologies.

Touch customization combined with Samsung’s user interface options greatly increase work efficiency and reduce the unnecessary workload from repeated operations and actions. These interface options include Quick Preset, EZ-Exam+, EZ Compare, Measure Navigation, and Quick Scan.

The Samsung HS series are rich in features for both General Imaging and OB/GYN applications. The major difference with the Samsung HS60 is that the Samsung HS50 does not support some of the in-depth clinical tools like E-Strain and CEUS+. Additionally, it supports a limited number of premium linear transducers such as the LA3-14AD and the LA3-16A. Still, those two high quality transducers and their broad bandwidths are well suited to cover interventional procedures such as breast exams with biopsy using Needle Mate+, a key biopsy assisting feature.

If medical professionals need a system for OB/GYN with premium 3D/4D features in particular, the Samsung HS60 and HS50 are two of the best options in the mid to high-end entry level range of ultrasound systems, competing with the GE Voluson S6 and the GE Voluson P8.

 

Probes

Samsung HS50 Probes/Transducers:

Convex Probe
CA1-7AD
CA2-9AD
CF4-9
CA2-6BM

Linear Probe
LA3-14AD
LA3-16A

Phased Array Probe
PN2-4
PA3-8B

Endocavity Probe
ER4-9

4D Volume Probe
CV1-8AD
V5-9

Ped off Probe
DP2B
CW6.0

Features

Samsung HS50 Features:

• 21.5″ LCD monitor
• 10.1″ LCD Touch Screen
• Hybrid Full Digital Beam-forming
• 3 or 4 Active Probe Ports (Optional)
• Height/Rotate adjustable control panel
• Height/Tilt/Rotate adjustable monitor
• Alpha-Numetric Keyboard / Virtual Alpha Numeric Keyboard
• On-board storage for peripherals
• 6 probe holders
• 4 Swivel/Lock wheels
• Front and rear handles
• Built-in Printer storage
• Integrated high-fidelity stereo speakers
• Integrated SSD 512GB
• Integrated DVD Multi Recordable Driver
• S-Harmonic Mode
• S-Vue Technolgoy(CA1-7AD, CA2-9AD, CV1-8AD)
• S-Flow
• Trapezoidal Imaging
• Quick Scan™ (Automatic Optimization)
• ClearVision
• MultiVision
• Raw Data Analysis
• Post-image optimization
• Patient Information Database
• System internal dynamic range: 256
• User programmable key: 6 kyes
• Support for external USB 2.0 HDD drive
• Auto Calc (Real-Time Automatic Doppler Calculation)
• Doppler Auto Trace
• User Configurable Measurement Menu
• Customizable Measurement Menu
• Customizable Body Maker
• Post-Measurement
• On-board electronic documentation
• SonoView™

Accessories

Samsung HS50 Peripheral Options:

• Digital BW Video Printer: Sony UP-D897, Sony UP-D898MD, Sony UP-X898MD, Mitsubishi P95DE, Mitsubishi P95DW
• Digital Color Video Printer: Sony UP-D25MD, Mitsubishi CP30DW
• USB Line Printer: Samsung CLP-620NDK, ML-2950
• USB Footswitch
• USB Digital ECG Kits (AHA/IEC)
• USB HDD
• USB Flash Memory Media
• USB Printer
• DVD Rrcorder

Samsung HS50 Supplies:

Aquasonic ultrasound gel
Sono ultrasound wipes
Console Protective Cover
Sony UPP-110HG thermal printing paper
Sony UPC-21L color thermal printing pack
Mitsubishi KP95HG thermal roll paper (new)
Mitsubishi KP65HM-CE High density thermal paper
External USB printer connection

Samsung HS50 ports:

• Audio out L/R
• D-SUB output
• S-Video output
• HDMI output
• USB 2.0 (6 ports)
• Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T
• Foot Switch: USB 2.0 (IPX 8)
• DVD Recorder: Sony DVO-1000MD

– S-video, NTSC/PAL

– Recording only

Samsung HS50 image storage and docudmentation:

• SonoView II (Image Filing Package)
• Export Media: CD/DVD+R/-R/RW, USB Flash, External USB HDD
• Export Format: JPEG,BMP,TIFF,DICOM
• Maximum 45,000 Frames for Cine memory for 60 sec
• Maximum 14,000 Lines for Loop memory
• Number of Image Storage (built-in SSD): max. 350,000 images (RAW format)
• Print Function
• Patient list and data search
• Report save available
• Post image processing available
• Caliper measurement available
• DICOM 3.0
• DICOM Media
• DICOM Performed Procedure Step (PPS)
• DICOM Print
• DICOM Storage
• DICOM Storage Commitment (SC)
• DICOM Structured Reporting (SR)
• DICOM Verification
• DICOM Worklist
• Gray Scale Converting
• Multi Frame
• Single Frame
• 3D Volume Frame
• Transfer Mode

– Send after acquisition

– Send on end exam

– Send manually

Options

Samsung HS50 Options:

• 4D
• 3D XI™
• Auto IMT+
• Cardiac Measurement
• CW Function
• DICOM 3.0
• EZ Exam+
• Mobile export
• Needle Mate+
• Panoramic
• 5D NT
• 5D Follicle
• RealisticVue
• XI STIC
• Elastoscan

– LA3-14AD: Breast, Thyroid

– LA3-16A: Breast, Thyroid

– EA3-11B: Gynecology, Adnexa, Prostate

– V5-9: Gynecology, Adnexa, Prostate

• DVD-RW
• ECG (AHA / IEC)
• Foot Switch
• Gel Warmer
• Printer Tray (Large / Small)
• 3P connector PSA
• 3P Connector PSA (with Pencil Probe Port)
• 4P Connector PSA
• 4P Connector PSA (with Pencil Probe Port)

Applications

Samsung HS50 Applications:

• Abdomen
• Cardiac
• Gynecology
• MSK
• Obstetrics
• Pediatric
• Small Parts
• Urology
• Vascular

FAQs

Samsung HS50 FAQs:

ClearVision
The noise reduction filter improves edge enhancement and creates sharper 2D images in order to deliver an optimal diagnostic performance. The integration of a technologically advanced Samsung product brings about a notable improvement in the quality of images. In addition, ClearVision provides application – specified optimization and advanced temporal resolution in live scan mode.

S-Harmonic
The ordinary harmonic technology is able to provide greater image clarity from near to midfield, while also reducing signal noise. Combined with S-Vue transducers and S-Vision imaging engine, the S-Harmonic overcomes the technology limitation of the ordinary Harmonic technology, and improves the quality of the image from near to far field.

ElastoScan
This is a diagnostic ultrasound technique that is able to display elasticity by converting the stiffness into color images, while detecting the presence of solid masses in tissues.

Auto IMT+
Auto IMT+ is a screening tool that is able to analyze a patient’s potential risk of cardiovascular disease. It allows easy measurements for intima-media thickness of both the anterior and posterior wall of the common carotid by one click. This simple procedure enhances exam productivity and adds diagnostic value.

S-Vue transducers (CA1-7AD, CA2-9AD, PA1-5A, CV1-8AD)
Retaining an innovative single crystal design, S-Vue™ transducers provide more efficient piezoelectric properties. This results in wider bandwidths that enable better penetration and higher quality resolution on even challenging patients.

Quick Preset 
With one touch, the Quick Preset shows the four most commonly used transducers with each combined preset. The Quick Preset provides maximum efficiency by changing the transducer and preset, and by reducing unnecessary repeated keystrokes.

EZ-Compare™
The EZ-Compare™ allows corresponding views in a side-by-side display for patients who have previously taken exams. Moreover, EZ-Compare™ automatically matches the image settings, annotations, and body markers from the prior study.

EZ-Exam+™
The EZ-ExamTM enables users to build or to use predefined protocols. It transforms the ultrasound investigation into a streamlined process. EZ-Exam+™ ensures that the full investigation is performed and eliminates the risk of forgetting an image or loop capture.

Measure Navigation
The Measure Navigation is a function that zooms in on the starting point of the caliper cursor in order to increase accuracy of measurements by providing a zoomed in target area image.

5D Follicle™
The 5D Follicle™ is an automated 3D measurement function that identifies and measures multiple ovarian follicles for rapid assessment of follicular size in 3D and status. The 5D follicle is a great assisting tool that is able to increase the efficiency and success ratio of the in-vitro fertility procedure.

5D NT™
The 5D NT™ is an automated 3D measurement function that allows the user to obtain the true mid-sagittal plane automatically. This can happen by rotating and auto-zooming the 3D volume image in order for the operator ton obtain the accurate NT measurement. 5D NT™ can lower the operator dependency and increase reproducibility.

Realistic Vue™
The Realistic Vue™ is the same feature as the GE HDlive, which provides the user with a movable light source and with calculations of the propagation of light through the skin and tissue. The user can freely position the light at any angle, relative to the ultrasound volume images that illuminate areas of interest. The Realistic Vue™ helps increase depth perception, reveal hidden details, and provide a deeper understanding of relational anatomy.

Year Launched

2017

Estimated Market Price

Mid

Monitor

21.5" LED

Tilt/Rotate Adjustable Monitor

Yes

Monitor Resolution

1920 x 1080

Image Size Resolution

 

Touch Screen

10.1" LED

Trackball or Trackpad

Trackball

CP Back-Lighting

Yes

Weight

176lb (80kg)

Probe Ports

3+1(Option)

Battery

No

Boot-Up Time

70 sec

Sleep Mode

No

Maximum Depth of Field

38cm

Minimum Depth of Field

2cm

Cart

No

Independent Steer & Lockable Wheels

Yes

2D, M mode

Yes

M-color Flow Mode

Yes

Anatomical M-mode

Yes

Trapezoidal Mode

Yes

Color, Power Angio, Pulse Wave Doppler

Yes

Bi-directional Power

Yes(S-Flow)

SCW Doppler

Yes

Tissue Doppler(Velocity) Imaging

Yes

Freehand 3D

Yes

Live 3/4D OB/GYN

Yes

HD Live

Yes (Realistic Vue)

STIC

Yes

Live 3D Echo

No

Stress Echo

No

Strain and Strain Rate

No

B Flow

No

Panoramic Imaging

Yes

Contrast Imaging-Cardiac

No

Contrast Imaging - General Imaging

No

Strain-based Elastography

Yes

Shear Wave Elastography

No

Tissue Harmonic Imaging

Yes

Spatial Compounding(=CrossXbeam)

Yes

Speckle Reduction (=SRI)

Yes

Auto Image Opt(B mode)

Yes

Auto Image Opt(Doppler)

Yes

Write Zoom

Yes

Triplex Mode

Yes

Needle Enhancement or Needle Recognition

Yes

Auto NT Measurement

Yes

Auto Follicle 2D Measurement

No

Auto Follicle 3D Measurement

Yes

Auto IMT

Yes

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

Yes

SmartExam or Scan Assistant

Yes (EZ Exam+)

Fusion

No

Raw Data File

Yes

Flexible Report

Yes

Barcode Reader

No

Gel Warmer

Yes

Abdominal

Yes

Women's Health Care

Yes

OB

Yes

Fetal Echo

Yes

Vascular

Yes

TCD(Transcranial)

Yes

Small Parts

Yes

MSK/Anesthesiology

Yes

Pediatrics

Yes

Urology

Yes

Echocardiography_Adult

Yes

Interventional Cardiology

No

Echocardiography_Pediatric

Yes

Echocardiography_Neonate

No

Stress Echocardiography

No

Transesophageal Echo_Adult

No

Transesophageal Echo_Pediatric

No

Internal Medicine w/ Shared Service

Yes

Surgury

No

Interventional Radiology

No

Contrast Imaging_General Imaging

Yes

Contrast Imaging_Cardiac

No

Bowel Imaging

Yes

Strain Elastography

Yes

Shear Wave Elastography

No

Convex (1~6Mhz)

No

Convex (2~9Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Convex (1~6Mhz)

Yes(CA1-7A)

Single Crystal Convex (2~9Mhz)

Yes(CA2-9A)

Single Crystal Micro Convex

No

2D Arrary 3D Convex

No

Micro Convex (5~8Mhz)

Yes(CF4-9/CA2-6BM)

Single Crystal Endocavity_Straight Type

No

Endocavity_Curved Type

Yes(ER4-9)

BiPlane Endo Rectal

No

Biplane Micro Convex (3~10MHz)

 

3D Convex

Yes(CV1-8AD)

3D Convex Light Weight

No

3D Endocavity

Yes(V5-9)

3D Micro Convex

No

3D Linear

No

Linear (>14Mhz)

Yes(LA3-16A)

Linear (3~12Mhz)

Yes(LA3-14AD)

Linear (<9Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Linear

No

Single Crystal Linear (3~12Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Linear (<9Mhz)

No

Linear 50mm

Yes(LA3-14AD)

Linear 25mm

No

Hockey stick (<13Mhz)

Yes(LA3-16AI)

Hockey stick (>13Mhz)

No

T or L shape Intra Operative

No

Laparoscopic

No

Phased Array_Adult

Yes(PN2-4)

Single Crystal Phased Array_Adult

No

2D Arrary 3D Phased Array

No

Phased Array_Pediatric

Yes(PA3-8B)

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)

Yes(DP2B)

Pencil CW (5 or 6Mhz)

Ues(CW6.0)

DICOM 3.0

Yes

DICOM SR_Cardiac

No

DICOM SR_Vascular

No

DICOM SR_OB/GYN

Yes

JPEG, WMV, & AVI

Yes

USB

Yes

HDD/SDD

SSD(512GB)

DVD/CD RW

Yes

Wireless LAN

No