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Radiology

Versatile diagnosis and interventional guidance

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Hitachi provides clinicians with optimal platforms, specialised transducer and innovative technology combinations. With more than 40 compatible transducers and the most advanced image-processing technology, your ultrasound system can become a powerful, highly versatile diagnostic tool. Additional endocavity or interventional transducers and optional features, such as Real-time Virtual Sonography (RVS), Real-time Bi-Plane Imaging (RTBi), Real-time Tissue Elastography (RTE) or Contrast Harmonic Imaging (CHI) - can further elevate your performance.

4G CMUT


SML44TransducerSML44
Intended useWhole Body
Frequency Range22 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA 850 / LISENDO 880

Convex


C251TransducerC251
Intended useAbdominal/Vascular/Women's Health
Frequency Range5 - 1 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
C252TransducerC252
Intended useAbdominal/Vascular/Women's Health
Frequency Range6 - 1 Mhz
System compatibilityARIETTA
C35TransducerC35
Intended useAbdominal/Women's Health
Frequency Range8 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
C41TransducerC41
Intended usePediatric/Small Parts
Frequency Range13 - 4 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
C42TransducerC42
Intended useAbdominal/Pediatric
Frequency Range8 - 4 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
EUP-C532TransducerEUP-C532
Intended useAbdominal/Pediatric/Women's Health
Frequency Range8 - 4 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
EUP-C715TransducerEUP-C715
Intended useAbdominal/Women's Health
Frequency Range5 - 1 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
UST-987-7.5TransducerUST-987-7.5
Intended useSmall Parts/Neonatal Head/Intraoperative
Frequency Range10 - 4 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
UST-9102U-3.5TransducerUST-9102U-3.5
Intended useAbdominal/Pediatric/Women's Health
Frequency Range6 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
UST-9115-5TransducerUST-9115-5
Intended useAbdominal/Women's Health
Frequency Range8 - 3 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
UST-9123TransducerUST-9123
Intended useAbdominal/Vascular/Women's Health
Frequency Range6 - 1 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
UST-9130TransducerUST-9130
Intended useAbdominal/Vascular/Women's Health
Frequency Range6 - 1 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
UST-9133TransducerUST-9133
Intended useAbdominal Intercostal Convex
Frequency Range6 - 1 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
UST-9136UTransducerUST-9136U
Intended usePediatric/Small Parts
Frequency Range13 - 4 MHz
System compatibilityProSound

Linear


L34TransducerL34
Intended useSmall Parts/Vascular/Liver RTE
Frequency Range7 - 3 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
L44TransducerL44
Intended useSmall Parts/Vascular
Frequency Range9 - 4 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
L55TransducerL55
Intended useSmall Parts/Breast
Frequency Range13 - 5 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
L64TransducerL64
Intended useSmall Parts/Vascular
Frequency Range18 - 5 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
L441TransducerL441
Intended useSmall Parts/Vascular
Frequency Range12 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
EUP-L52TransducerEUP-L52
Intended useSmall Parts/Vascular/Liver RTE
Frequency Range7 - 3 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
EUP-L53LTransducerEUP-L53L
Intended useBreast/Small Parts
Frequency Range10 - 5 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
EUP-L73STransducerEUP-L73S
Intended useVascular/Small Parts
Frequency Range9 - 4 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
EUP-L74MTransducerEUP-L74M
Intended useSmall Parts/Breast
Frequency Range13 - 5 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
EUP-L75TransducerEUP-L75
Intended useSmall Parts
Frequency Range18 - 5 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
UST-568TransducerUST-568
Intended useSmall Parts/Breast
Frequency Range13 - 3 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
UST-5417TransducerUST-5417
Intended useSmall Parts
Frequency Range14 - 4 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
UST-5712TransducerUST-5712
Intended useSmall Parts/Vascular
Frequency Range13 - 3 MHz
System compatibilityProSound

Biopsy/Intraoperative


C22KTransducerC22K
Intended useIntraoperative Convex
Frequency Range6 - 1 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
C22PTransducerC22P
Intended useBiopsy Small Footprint Convex
Frequency Range6 - 1 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
C25PTransducerC25P
Intended useBiopsy Through-crystal Convex
Frequency Range5 - 1 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
L53KTransducerL53K
Intended useIntraoperative Hockey Stick Style
Frequency Range15 - 3 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
EUP-B512TransducerEUP-B512
Intended useBiopsy Small Footprint Convex
Frequency Range5 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
EUP-B514TransducerEUP-B514
Intended useBiopsy Through-crystal Convex
Frequency Range5 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
EUP-B712TransducerEUP-B712
Intended useBiopsy Small Footprint Convex
Frequency Range6 - 1 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
EUP-B715TransducerEUP-B715
Intended useBiopsy Through-crystal Convex
Frequency Range5 - 1 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
EUP-O54JTransducerEUP-O54J
Intended useIntraoperative Hockey Stick Style
Frequency Range13 - 7 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
UST-536TransducerUST-536
Intended useIntraoperative Hockey Stick Style
Frequency Range13 - 4 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
UST-5045P-3.5TransducerUST-5045P-3.5
Intended useLinear Abdominal Biopsy
Frequency Range6 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
UST-9135PTransducerUST-9135P
Intended useBiopsy Convex
Frequency Range6 - 1 MHz
System compatibilityProSound

3D/4D


VC34TransducerVC34
Intended useVolume Obstetric/Abdominal convex
Frequency Range7 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
VC34ATransducerVC34A
Intended useVolume Obstetric/Abdominal convex
Frequency Range7 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityNoblus only
VC35TransducerVC35
Intended useVolume Obstetric/Abdominal convex
Frequency Range8 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
VL54TransducerVL54
Intended useVolume Linear
Frequency Range13 - 5 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
EUP-CV724TransducerEUP-CV724
Intended useVolume Obstetric/Abdominal convex
Frequency Range7 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
EUP-LV74TransducerEUP-LV74
Intended useVolume Linear
Frequency Range13 - 5 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
ASU-1010TransducerASU-1010
Intended useVolume Obstetric/Abdominal convex
Frequency Range10 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
ASU-1012TransducerASU-1012
Intended useVolume Obstetric/Abdominal convex
Frequency Range8 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
ASU-1014TransducerASU-1014
Intended useVolume Obstetric/Abdominal convex
Frequency Range7 - 1 MHz
System compatibilityProSound

Endocavity


C41BTransducerC41B
Intended useAngled End-fire Endocavity
Frequency Range10 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
C41VTransducerC41V
Intended useEnd-fire Endocavity
Frequency Range8 - 4 MHz
System compatibilityNoblus only
C41V1TransducerC41V1
Intended useEnd-fire Endocavity
Frequency Range10 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA/Noblus
CC41R1TransducerCC41R1
Intended useSimultaneous Bi-Planeconvex/convex
Frequency Range10 - 2 MHz / 10 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
CL4416RTransducerCL4416R
Intended useBi-Plane Transrectal convex/linear
Frequency Range10 - 2 MHz / 14 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityARIETTA
EUP-V53WTransducerEUP-V53W
Intended useEnd-fire Endocavity
Frequency Range8 - 4 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
EUP-V73WTransducerEUP-V73W
Intended useEnd-fire Endocavity
Frequency Range10 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityHI VISION
UST-9118TransducerUST-9118
Intended useEnd-fire Endocavity
Frequency Range9 - 2 MHz
System compatibilityProSound
UST-9124TransducerUST-9124
Intended useEnd-fire Endocavity
Frequency Range9 - 3 MHz
System compatibilityProSound

  • Shear Wave Measurement (SWM)
    SWM incorporates a reliability indicator, VsN, from which the precision and reproducibility of the median shear wave speed measurement can be assessed. Combinational use of SWM and RTE is now achievable with one transducer, to gain a better understanding of the tissue elasticity.
  • Real-time Tissue Elastography (RTE)
    In breast applications, RTE has been shown to improve both the accuracy in differentiating between benign and malignant tumours (especially if smaller than 1cm) and specificity compared with US BIRADS classification, for benign lesions. As a result, elastography can reduce the biopsy rate in atypical cysts and may suggest appropriate workup for cancers with atypical presentation.
    In the prostate, elastography can improve the visualization of cancer. Real-time elastography targeted biopsy has been shown to be significantly more likely to detect prostate cancer than systematic US guided biopsy. Using an endoscopic approach, RTE of the pancreas and lymph nodes has been shown to be capable of further defining the characteristics of benign and malignant lesions and can be used to guide biopsy sampling for diagnosis.
    Within the thyroid gland, RTE provides additional features of malignancy and can be used to guide biopsies of complex lesions.
    Other clinical examination areas for which preliminary studies have shown that Real-time Tissue Elastography can provide additional diagnostic information include musculoskeletal, cervix and testes.
  • Real-time Virtual Sonography (RVS)
    Offering a real-time simultaneous display of the CT or MRI scan plane which corresponds to the ultrasound image, RVS offers superior image guidance for all interventional procedures. It can provide a better understanding of the US imaging anatomy, enabling more accurate needle placement and (during ablative therapies) a more precise monitoring of the treatment area. By using ultrasound throughout the procedure, rather than CT guidance, the patient's exposure to radiation is reduced. Compatible with B-mode, colour Doppler and dynamic Contrast Harmonic Imaging modes.
  • Real-time Bi-Plane (RTBi) Imaging
    This technology which simultaneously displays two images from two different transducers, on-screen, can be a supporting tool for liver and other interventional treatments. RTBi allows the interventionalist to have a better understanding of the needle position, to monitor the ablation process in two scan planes and to avoid excess ablation which can cause severe pain.
  • Dynamic Contrast Harmonic Imaging (dCHI)
    dCHI offers increased agent-to-tissue specificity, using a wideband pulse inversion technique which modulates both the phase and transmitted frequency range between pulses. Customised and factory presets are available for high and low MI techniques using first- and second-generation contrast agents. Features include the real-time, dual display of contrast harmonic and fundamental B-mode, with independent imaging parameter adjustment and the option to display biopsy guidelines on both images. Microbubble Trace Imaging, a bubble accumulation mode, is available with customisable destruction/replenishment protocols. On-board digital storage of images and clips is provided, along with the generation and analysis of time-intensity curves, for a more detailed evaluation of the contrast enhancement.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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  51. Recommended reading:
    EFSUMB Guidelines for the Use of Contrast Agents in Ultrasound at EFSUMB.ORG